There are two amateur dramatic productions on the agenda for the month of May and both will be performed in this area. The first is the musical comedy “The Producers” (music and lyrics by Mel Brooks). This will be performed in English at the Nyon Marens theatre by The Geneva Amateur Operatic Society from the 13th to 21st May.
On Friday 13 and Saturday 14 performances will be at 20:00, Sunday 15 May at 19:00, Thursday 19, Friday 20 and Saturday 21 at 20:00. Telephone bookings are now open on 022 341 51 90 from 10:30 -12:30 (Mon- Fri) or go to the GAOS website for more details. If you are new to the area, why not go along as these productions usually attract a big crowd and there’s a bar at the theatre where you can mingle and meet other expatriates.
Here is a synopsis of the plot.
Max Bialystock, Broadway show producer, has just staged another flop and is despondentdespondent. Along comes accountant Leo Bloom and, on musing with him, Max hits on the way back to fame and fortune: Stage a flop and run off with the money! Well, that’s the plan.
They choose what has to be the world’s most tasteless play: “Springtime for Hitler”. Max raises the money by cajoling his Little Old Lady groupies (aka: financial backers). With Leo as his assistant and the gorgeous sexy Ulla as their office help, Max holds auditions and hires the worst actors. Together, they appoint a truly hopeless director and the awful show opens! What could possibly go wrong? But horror of horrors, it’s a HIT! Come and see what improbable happenings ensue with this loveable trio and their bunch of incredible friends.
La Belle et la Bête in Divonne
The second production is over the border in Divonne by and this will be the pantomime “La Belle et la Bête” which will be performed in “Franglais” on the 16th, 17th and 18th May at the Esplanade in Divonne For tickets details go the theatrefranglais website