Performing Musicals and Operettas in Stourbridge in the West Midlands since 1909!
Stourbridge Amateur Operatic Society has, as you will see from the list of previous shows, performed an array of musicals and operettas. In more recent years it has become renowned for staging the more modern musicals, including Fame, A Chorus Line, Footloose and Our House which it has been able to do because of its youthful membership and its passion for energetic and fast-moving shows. However, the classics such as Anything Goes, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Oliver! and Pirates of Penzance still make an appearance.
The Society is a registered charity but makes donations each year to local charities from the proceeds of the shows it produces. Charitable donations within the last five years have totalled £4,750, with the most recent recipients including the County Air Ambulance, Mary Stevens Hospice, Georgina Unit (Russells Hall), Dudley Olympics & Multiple Sclerosis.
Our new Youth Section takes to the stage for a third year with a production next July of 'Jesus Christ Superstar'
Next year's main production in October is the newly released 'Kinky Boots'
Winner of the "Hinks Cole Trophy" for the Best Production in the NODA Midlands Area for 2005 - "Copacabana"
Winner of the Best Musical Production of 2015 in NODA Midlands District 8 - "Sister Act"
Winner of the Best Musical Production of 2007 in NODA Midlands District 8 - "We Will Rock You"
Winner of three awards from the Birmingham and District Theatre Guild for our 2014 production "White Christmas": The Coleman Kelly Memorial Trophy to Steve Bracey for Best Direction; The Crossed Keys Rose Bowl for Best Chorus; The John Daniels Trophy for Musical Group Winner.
Affiliated to the National Operatic & Dramatic Association
Member of Black Country Arts Council