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Issue 291 – Hundreds enjoy festive FAOS fun at panto

Frome Amateur Operatic Society’s family pantomime ‘Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs’ has now come to a close, with hundreds turning out to join in with the high jinks and fun.

Following a sellout performance of ‘The Full Monty’, the local group’s festive offering, which ran from 29th December to 2nd January, also had strong ticket sales.
Bob Stannard, president of FAOS said, “I understand that 97% of the tickets sold which is very good indeed, even when compared with previous years.
“Pantomimes are the main source of income for the group because some of the main shows don’t do quite as well and the pantos always balance it out.
“People came from all over to watch it. We do now have a very good reputation and I think a lot of people prefer to see a panto on their doorstep than travel to Bath or Bristol. Most people I have spoken to said they thought the panto was excellent.”
There will be a DVD playback of the show on the evening of Wednesday 27th January commencing at 7.00pm in the Frome Assembly Rooms. A DVD will be available to purchase on the night.
The FAOS 2010/11 pantomime will be ‘Jack and The Beanstalk’.


FAOS’s next production will be the Broadway classic ‘Annie’, which is set to run from Tuesday 11th May to Saturday 15th May.
The first pre-audition rehearsal commenced on Monday 4th January at 7.30pm in the Frome Assembly Rooms, situated behind the Frome Memorial Theatre.
There will then be some further pre-audition rehearsals on Thursday 7th, Monday 11th, Thursday 14th, Monday 18th and Thursday 21st January. The auditions will then take place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th January.
If you are interested in joining the society and would like to audition to take part in this show, log on to for more information.

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