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Drama duo boosts chances of awards
3:40pm Wednesday 11th April 2012 in Theatre
A DIRECTOR-choreographer partnership has boosted a Worcester drama society’s chances of taking two awards in a regional competition.
David Humphries and Rachel Price directed and choreographed both Worcester Operatic and Dramatic Society’s production of A Chorus Line and the youth section’s staging of Half a Sixpence.
A Chorus Line has been nominated in the Best Musical category in the awards handed out by the West Midlands region of the National Operatic and Dramatic Association, an organisation providing support for amateur theatre groups.
Meanwhile, Worcester Operatic and Dramatic Society Youth Section has been nominated to receive a similar award in competition with other divisional youth productions.
The results will be announced at an awards ceremony in Sutton Coldfield town hall on Sunday, April 15.
Both Worcester productions were staged at the Swan Theatre last year, when WODS reaped critical acclaim for the high standard of A Chorus Line and Half a Sixpence was said by many theatregoers to be one of the best-ever WODYS’ musicals. Mr Humphries said: ‘‘It’s an honour to have a production nominated and to have two nominations is marvellous.
Rachel and myself just love working with both the adult and youth sections, and these nominations are as much down to the talented players and the dedication of backstage workers as to our own efforts.’’ Meanwhile WODS members are currently rehearsing My Fair Lady, to be staged at the Swan Theatre from Tuesday May 1, to Saturday, May 5, while WODYS’s next musical is Me and My Girl, at the Swan from Tuesday, July 31, to Saturday, August 4.
Tickets for both productions can be booked at the Worcester Live box office, Huntingdon Hall, CrownGate shopping centre, on 01905 611427.