.. back at rehearsals after the Christmas break, ramping up for the show (which opens 8 weeks on Monday - in the words of the immortal "Corporal Jones - "Don't Panic!")
Here is our first rehearsal blog, written by one of our long-standing members - Louise.
"Well, it's already half way through January, and rehearsals are continuing for HLOS's production of Copacabana in March.
What better way to beat the cold weather by transporting ourselves to Havana via New York!
I've been a member of HLOS for just over 20 years, and in that time have been in opera's, G&S, classic musicals and more modern musicals so am looking forward to adding Copcabana to that long list.
Everyone knows Barry Manilow's song Copacabana, so it's been fun to see how he created a musical storyline and show around the famous song.
We learnt all the music to the show before Christmas, and this year so far, rehearsals have been taking place in smaller groups.
There are so many scenes in the show, that it's easier to focus on smaller sections of the show when blocking and setting.
It'll be good to see what other people have been working on when it's all pieced back together.
We've heard good reports from the men's dance rehearsal on Sunday where they learnt "Dancin' Fool" so we're looking forward to seeing their routine!
So far, my favourite number is Just Arrived, as it's a great song to sing - but we've still got a few numbers to set so that may change!"
Our next post will be from one of our men - after a Sunday afternoon dance rehearsal!
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