Below are some the common questions people
often hold in regards to our company. If the answer you seek is not listed
here, please contact us!
1. How can I join? Visit
our 'Join Us' page
for a step-by-step guide to joining of the company
2. How much does it cost to be a member of Banbridge Musical
Society? Fees for the company are as follows: Adults (18 years and
over) - £40, Teenager (13 years to 17 years) – £25, Child (up
to 12 years) - £25, University/3rd Level Students - £30. Family Rates are available e.g. 1 Adult & 1 Child
3. How old do I have to be in order to be a member of Banbridge
Musical Society? The age range of our members is from five to
sixty (and beyond). Children (from age
5 to 12 years) and Teenagers (13 years to 17 years) would be involved in our
Winter show. Adults are involved in Winter and Spring shows. Some Children and
Teenagers may be involved in our Spring show if the show requires it.
4. Are there any other costs involved in being a member? Members are sometime expected to purchase necessary
dancewear, small items of costume.
5. What type of people join Banbridge MS? Banbridge Musical Society attracts
members from a huge wide range of backgrounds. Our members come to
us from many areas such as Banbridge itself, Lurgan, Lisburn and as far away as
Belfast and Dungannon. Members are from varied social and working backgrounds
and mixed levels of experience come together to celebrate a shared passion for
musical theatre. Our company exists for members to be able to extend themselves
and meet like-minded performers. So get involved today!
1. When are rehearsals? Chorus rehearsals are normally held on Monday evening, and Principal
part and dance rehearsals normally are held on Wednesday evening. Approaching a
show, there may be a small number of additional rehearsals called on Sunday afternoons.
2. Where are rehearsals held?
Rehearsals are held at the Abercorn Primary School on the
Newry Road in Banbridge. Click here for map and directions.
3. How are rehearsals
structured? Typically rehearsals will begin with Chorus in singing, led by
our Musical Director, and dancing, led by our Director or Choreographer. Principals
will concentrate on their acting and singing and will rehearse with Chorus for
the Chorus numbers they are involved in.
Material is then pieced together
gradually until whole runs of the show are used to tidy and tighten the
production, ready for the theatre! The production week is always a busy and
exciting time. Performers will be expected to attend a band call, a technical
and dress rehearsal as well as taking part in microphone checks where
1. How often does the
company produce performance work? Traditionally,
Banbridge Musical Society performs two large productions each year, a pantomime
in the Winter and a more traditional West End/Broadway production in the
Spring. However, we also boast an extensive concert programme, which we perform
at private events.