Toe Tapping Tunes

Toe-tapping tunes to a picnic in the park!

Creative partners and good friends, Paul Cozens & Cara Turtington, are the creative team behind all the music and dance in The Pajama Game performing at The Bridewell Theatre, 6-10 November 2018. We caught up with our Musical Director and Choreographer to find out more about what to expect from the show…

What can we expect from the music in the show?

Paul: It’s 1950s and the usual diverse range you’d expect from a traditional musical. From big band to Laurel and Hardy motifs as part of a comedy ballet! Plenty of earworms to take home with you. It’s all very hummable and those toes will be urging to tap!

What kind of dancing can we expect to see?

Cara: There’s a variety of styles. The show is set in the 50s and so a lot of the themes reflect back to that era. There’s some jazz, some fosse styling, and some Latin creeping in amongst the musical theatre.  Most of it is happy though and should make you feel good!

Tell us about the band!

Paul: The original orchestration is huge and there’s nowhere near enough room in the Bridewell to house such a band, but our twelve-strong ensemble will have it all covered!

How much have you been inspired by the original choreography?

Cara: I’ve seen a few variations of the show over the years and I’m sure they have had an influence. However, when I know I’m doing a show I try to stay away from the published recordings to make sure I can come up with something unique to the cast I’m working with. The cast has been awesome! Plus I’ve had inspiration found everywhere from a picnic in the park to Stoke-on-Trent train station.

What music are you most looking forward to conducting in the show?

Paul: The Once A Year Day dance break!

Which number are you most excited to see on the stage?

Cara: If you’d have asked a couple of weeks ago I’d have said Steam Heat. Today it’s Hernando’s Hideaway though. The lights should make all the difference in that number. Fingers crossed!

 

Geoids present The Pajama Game 6-10 November at The Bridewell Theatre.

Book your tickets online now!

2018 Annual General Meeting

Date: Thursday 7th June
Time:
6.45pm for a 7:30pm start
Venue: Upstairs at The Mulberry Bush, 89 Upper Ground, Waterloo, SE1 9PP

A chance for us all to review the year just gone, look towards the year ahead and to elect your 2018/19 committee.

Download the calling notice here.

Download the nomination form here.

Please note you will need to be a member to attend and take part in the meeting.

You’ll need to be a member to attend and vote but if you need to rejoin you’ll be able to do so by by paying the £15 membership fee via bank transfer or on the night in cash.

This is the best chance in the year for you to have a say in how your society is run, the initiatives we undertake and the shows we put on, so put Thursday 7th June in your diary and come along to support the continued development of Geoids .Please also help give us a sense of attendee numbers by joining the Facebook event.

Fancy joining the committee?

Nominations are now open for all committee positions (Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and general committee members) and will remain open until 23:59 on the evening of Thursday 24th May.

Candidates need to fill in the nomination form and email us a 150-word summary to support their nomination. If you are thinking of joining the committee but would like to speak to someone first, then please either speak to a current committee member or email info@geoidsmt.co.uk

Geoids Academy autumn timetable

We are excited to be able to share the timetable for Geoids Academy from September to November. We are really lucky to have a wide range of very talented teachers joining us for this term and want to thank them all in advance for giving up their time to put us through our paces. All levels are welcome and we’ve got a great variety of sessions, so please do come along each Tuesday evening starting on Tuesday 5th September. Join the Facebook group for regular updates.

Date Class Teacher Times Venue Cost*
5/9 Musical Theatre Paul Brookland Williams 19.00 Beg
20.00 Adv
Union Theatre £5 m
£7 nm
12/9
19/9 Jazz & Body Conditioning Corin Miller 19.00 Union Theatre 2hr class
£10 m
£14 nm
26/9
3/10 Commercial / Music Video Hannah Parker Smith 19.00 Beg
20.00 Adv
Union Theatre £5 m
£7 nm
10/10
17/10 Yoga & Embodiment for Performers Nathalie Joel-Smith 19.00 Union Theatre 2hr class
£10 m
£14 nm
24/10
31/10 SHOW WEEK: NO CLASSES
7/11 Contemporary Vaughan Watts 19.00 Beg
20.00 Adv
Union Theatre £5 m
£7 nm
14/11
21/11 Lyrical/Tap Charlie Welch 19.00 Beg
20.00 Adv
TBC £5 m
£7 nm
28/11

*m=member nm=non-member

Location: The Union Theatre Dance Studio (Upstairs), 29 Union St, London, SE1 0LR.

Times: 7pm for beginners and 8pm for advanced or 7pm for everyone if we are running a blended session.

Class cost: Members – £5/£10 1hr/2hr class, non-members £7/£14 1hr/2hr class.

Submissions for our 2017 season are now open

The pitch process for our 2017 shows has begun! Is there a show you’d like to work with us to stage next year?

We want to ensure that we deliver a wide and varied programme for our members and audiences alike and welcome proposals for both musicals and cabaret/concert style shows.

There’s full information in our pitch document about the process and how to apply. To request an application form, please email info@geoidsmt.co.uk. Please also email us if you have any questions about the process.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 26th August. We’re looking forward to an exciting programme in 2017 and we hope you’ll want to be part of it!

Pitching shows for 2016

With pre-production for Sunset Boulevard well under way, the committee are already looking ahead to 2016.

We’re kicking off the selection process for next year’s shows and have a pitch document available on request. If you want to be a part of a creative team for 2016, get in touch.

Our plan is to produce two full musicals and one cabaret/concert during 2016. We’ve pencilled in one full show for late May and we’re looking to stage the second between late October and early December.

The deadline for proposals is Monday 27 July so don’t delay! Request a proposal document today by emailing geoidsmusicaltheatre@gmail.com.