We rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 7.45pm to 9.45pm at Haven Green Baptist Church, Castlebar Road, Ealing W5 2UP. If you don't want to buy your own copy of the vocal score (the words and music), you can borrow one for a returnable deposit.
After rehearsals, we go for a drink at the Grapevine bar at Questors Theatre.
You don't have to audition to join the company, but you are expected to be able to sing, act a bit, turn up when required, and pay your subs! After coming to a few rehearsals, if you decide to join, the membership secretary will give you a membership form to complete and you'll be asked to start paying subs. We regularly hold social and fund-raising events, such as a quiz or barn dance, or just meeting for dinner or a drink.
The JLOS Year
After a Christmas break, we start rehearsals in January for our spring concert, usually held in April, depending on when Easter falls. After a couple of weeks off for Easter, we start looking at the music for our main show, with auditions for principal parts in May or June.
We break for summer in late July, returning in September to start work in earnest on the show, introducing stage movement while committing the words and music to memory. We usually have a couple of Sunday afternoon rehearsals in late October or early November, a week or two before the show. The show, at Questors Theatre, is usually the second or third week of November. This year, however, it is the third week of October.