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Welcome to the online home of Abingdon Operatic Society

We’re a friendly amateur society based in the market town of Abingdon, set in the rolling greenery of rural Oxfordshire. We aim to produce two musical shows each year to the highest standards of professionalism. We’re a registered charity and, as well as providing enjoyment to our members, we’re committed to bringing live musical theatre to our audience in and around Abingdon.

On this web site you’ll find news about past, current and future productions, as well as information on how to join us. We work hard to maintain our standards, but we also have a lot of fun in the process - lifelong friendships are made here.

So whether it’s just for five minutes while surfing or fifty years of membership, you’re welcome to AOS.

We’re expecting rain in Abingdon in April 2018

“Do-be-do-do, do-be-do-be-do-do-be-do-be. I’m singin’ in the rain, just singin’ in the rain. What a glorious feeling…” And so on. Who hasn’t seen Gene Kelly splashing around in the rain (or perhaps Ernie Wise paying homage)? It’s one of the most famous movie moments of the twentieth century.

It was over 30 years after the movie’s release in 1952 that the stage musical version premiered in the West End, directed by and starring Tommy Steele. The show transferred to Broadway a few years later and has since been revived several times in the UK. A new Broadway revival is scheduled for 2018.

Set in Hollywood in the last days of the silent screen era, the show focuses on romantic lead Don Lockwood, his sidekick Cosmo Brown, aspiring actress Kathy Selden, and Lockwood's leading lady Lina Lamont, whose less-than-dulcet vocal tones make her an unlikely candidate for stardom in talking pictures.

The show is packed with the tunes that made the movie such a hit, including ‘Good Mornin’, ‘You Are My Lucky Star’, ‘Fit As A Fiddle’, and the riotous ‘Make ‘Em Laugh’. You can find out more about Singin’ in the Rain on our current show page here.

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Tapping our way toward Autumn 2018

Counting carefully, it looks like there are at least eighteen men in top hats and tails in the image opposite, all delicately touching their canes on the stage while dancing gracefully into the wings. Hmmm, has AOS bitten off more than it can chew this time?

Fear not, we’ll be scouring the whole of Oxfordshire and beyond to find the cast we need to bring this classic show to the Amey Theatre in Abingdon. Even Fred Astaire may struggle to make the cut!!

You can find all the latest news on this production, including character details and how to take part, by stopping by our Future show page here. It’s going to be colossal!!