The Montreal West-End Operatic Society (MWOS) will spice up your life with its 2016 Musical Revue! This coming year (our 79th year of production), MWOS will be presenting a series of concerts showcasing local talent. Songs from a variety of musical genres from opera to Broadway, including selections from our Gilbert & Sullivan repertoire, will be presented. Funds raised will be channeled back into our next fully-staged production.
VOLUNTEERS needed on the stage, backstage, in the wings, and in the boardroom! Apply to firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved!
“We are The Montreal West-End Operatic Society (formerly The Montreal West Operatic Society). Membership in the Society is open to anyone with an interest in Gilbert and Sullivan, or musical theatre in general. Cast members are all unpaid volunteers, and range from serious amateurs who perform for the sheer fun of it to music students seeking to hone their vocal and dramatic skills to bona fide professionals looking to broaden their repertoires. The singers are supported by a cadre of non-singing volunteers who work on all aspects of the production, from set construction to ticket sales to front-of-house operations to publicity.
The Montreal West-End Operatic Society has, for many years, been a proud supporter of the Montreal Children’s Hospital. In fact, the Society celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1989 with a gala performance of ‘The Gondoliers’, for the benefit of the Children’s. In addition, each year Society members precede their Christmas party by going door-to-door in Montreal West singing carols and collecting donations, contributing all the funds raised to the hospital. All profits generated by the distribution of show programs is also donated to the Children’s.
In 2014, we celebrated our 75th anniversary of producing operetta. Although we specialize in Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, we also produce bilingual comic pieces by other composers. In 2012, we staged Offenbach’s ‘Orpheus in the Underworld/Orphée aux Enfers’ – dialogue in English and songs in French. In 2015, we repeated the experience by producing ‘La Chauve-Souris/The Bat’ (Die Fledermaus) by Johann Strauss. The English dialogue was revised by MWOS’s own Rod MacLeod. The premier of Montreal’s first bilingual production of ‘La Chauve Souris’ in the Montreal area was a great success.”
For more information visit www.mwos.org