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ABOUT US

MEMBERSHIP

We are always looking for new members, aged 16 and over, to join us: if you can sing, act and dance we would love to welcome you to join our friendly society.
With some very exciting events, both musical & social, planned in for the next 12 months, now would be a great time to find out about BOS.
Contact us for more details.

AUDITIONS

We are an inclusive society and at present do not ask potential members to audition to join the us, however we do require that you have some singing / acting ability. Dancing is a bonus, but not as essential.
If you wish to be considered for a principal role in any of our shows, you will be required to audition for this.

REHEARSALS

Rehearsals for chorus are on Friday evenings from 8pm to 10pm at Brightside Primary School in Billericay. There are usually additional rehearsals for principals on Wednesday evenings.
You may not be required at all rehearsals and you will be issued with a rehearsal schedule at the beginning of each production so that you know when you are required.
We always aim to produce professional quality productions and this can be quite challenging but we are a very enthusiastic group and we try to have fun at rehearsals. When you join our society, you will become part of the BOS family all of whom share the same passion for performing.

BACKSTAGE

If performing isn’t for you, we are always in need of extra hands backstage to ensure that our shows are as professional as possible and that everything runs smoothly. There are lots of opportunities to get involved; scenery, props, costumes, backstage crew, publicity, promotions, box office, front of house.
If you are interested in helping in any of these areas, get in touch to find out more.

SHOWS

We normally put on one large scale production each year, around March, but we also do several smaller musical events throughout the year. In the past this has included concerts and shows in a day.
Our large scale productions are held at the Brentwood Theatre, 15 Shenfield Road, Brentwood, Essex. CM15 8AG.

SOCIAL EVENTS

We enjoy meeting for a variety of social gatherings outside of rehearsals; quizzes, meals out, car treasure hunts and BBQs to name a few of our recent events. A number of the cast members also sometimes go to a local pub after rehearsals on Friday nights.

SUPPORT US

The best way you can support us is by coming to see our shows.We also have space in our show programmes for local businesses to support the society. If you would like more information about this contact us here.

SHOW HISTORY

Below is a table of all the shows the Billericay Operatic Society have performed since 1929!

1929
The Mikado
1930
Iolanthe
1931
The Gondoliers
1931
The Mikado
1932
The Pirates of Penzance
1933
Ruddigore
1934
Cox & Box
1934
HMS Pinafore
1935
Princess Ida
1936
Merrie England
1937
The Rose of Persia
1938
The Quaker Girl
1939
A Waltz Dream
1947
Choral Concert
1947
My Lady Molly
1948
Elijah
1948
Ruddigore
1949
Hiawatha
1949
Iolanthe
1950
Messiah
1950
Peasant Cantata
1950
The Mikado
1951
Derby Day
1951
St Paul
1952
The Creation
1952
The Gondoliers
1953
Elijah
1953
Merrie England
1954
Judas Maccabeus
1954
The Rebel Maid
1955
The Music Makers
1955
The Hymns of Praise
1955
The Pirates of Penzance
1956
HMS Pinafore
1956
Solomon
1956
Trial By Jury
1957
Requiem
1957
The Quaker Girl
1958
Messiah
1958
Tom Jones
1959
Five Tudor Portraits
1959
Ode to Cecilia
1959
Princess Ida
1960
A Waltz Dream
1960
Nebuchadnezzar
1960
Windsor Forest
1961
Elijah
1961
The Merry Widow
1962
The Bartered Bride
1963
Die Fledermaus
1963
Hiawatha
1964
Agincourt
1964
Requiem
1964
Ruddigore
1965
Messiah
1965
Night in Venice
1966
Carmen
1966
Gipsy Love
1966
The Music Makers
1967
Blest Pair of Sirens
1967
Iolanthe
1967
Merrie England
1968
Brigadoon
1968
The Desert Song
1969
Messiah
1969
Oklahoma
1969
The Yeoman Guard
1970
Bless the Bride
1970
Elijah
1970
The Merry Widow
1971
My Fair Lady
1971
The Mikado
1972
Kiss Me Kate
1972
Patience
1973
The Pirates of Penzance
1973
The Quaker Girl
1973
Trial By Jury
1974
The King and I
1974
The Vagabond King
1975
Annie Get your Gun
1975
The Gondoliers
1976
Die Fledermaus
1976
La Belle Hélène
1977
HMS Pinafore
1977
Perchance to Dream
1977
Trial By Jury
1978
Iolanthe
1978
White Horse Inn
1979
Bitter Sweet
1979
Fifty Years of Song
1979
Robinson Crusoe
1980
Oklahoma
1980
The Merry Widow
1981
Arcadians
1981
Free as Air
1982
Hello Dolly
1982
Songs and Smiles
1983
Carousel
1983
The Gondoliers
1983
The Mikado
1984
Brigadoon
1984
My Fair Lady
1985
Mame
1985
Showboat
1986
Ruddigore
1986
The King and I
1987
Merrie England
1987
The Sound of Music
1988
Annie Get your Gun
1988
Fiddler on the Roof
1989
Bless the Bride
1989
Spotlight
1990
Kiss Me Kate
1990
The Merry Widow
1991
Half a Sixpence
1991
The Pirates of Penzance
1992
The Boyfriend
1992
The Music Man
1993
Cowardy Custard
1993
Oklahoma
1994
Brigadoon
1994
Ruddigore
1995
A Bouquet of Songs
1995
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
1995
My Fair Lady
1996
Carousel
1996
To Broadway and Back
1996
Trial By Jury
1997
Calamity Jane
1997
Godspell
1998
Fiddler on the Roof
1999
Blowing Your Own Trumpet
1999
Hot Mikado!
2000
Me and My Girl
2000
The Pirates of Penzance
2001
Chess
2001
Club Cabaret
2002
Kiss Me Kate
2002
The Merry Widow
2003
Oliver!
2003
Ruddigore
2004
Half a Sixpence
2004
Godspell
2005
Hello Dolly
2005
Oh! What a Lovely War
2006
The Wizard of Oz
2007
The Boyfriend
2007
Showstoppers
2008
Sweet Charity
2008
Viva Cabaret
2009
Hot Mikado!
2009
Godspell
2010
We'll Meet Again
2010
Pirates of Penzance
2011
Supper & Sullivan
2012
On the 20th Century
2013
Fiddler on the Roof
2014
Parade
2014
Pirates of Penzance (Show in a Day)
2014
Musical Moments Concert
2014
Christmas Cheer Concert
2015
Chess
2015
More Musical Moments Concert
2016
Oliver!
2017
The Music Man