Summer Show!

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The AVYT Summer Showcase Auditions are here and we want to get as many people involved as possible! Whether you’re a new member, current member, or an old timer, we need you all to audition to be in ‘Journey To The Past’!

The showcae will not only look back on AVYT’s history, but will also include pieces from everyone’s favourite shows and what people wish for the future of AVYT!

TO REGISTER FOR AUDITIONS: email info@avyt.org and we’ll be sure to send you all you need!

They’ll take place in the Aylesbury Music Centre on the 1st July for August rehearsals and performances (13th-25th August).

So please, whether you’re an old AVYT face or a new person looking to get involved with a fabulous show, come and audition for ‘Journey to the Past’!

Poster Competition!

We all love free things, right? Here’s all you have to do to win 2 FREE tickets to our production of Pippin on the 10-12th of August:

1. Download and print a copy of our poster (linked here).
2. Head out and stick the poster up somewhere in your town – you could put it on a bulletin board, in a shop window, in a local café, or somewhere creative and out-of-the-box – you decide!
3. Take a picture of the poster in its new home and send it to us using the hashtag #AVYTPippin17 via any of our social media.

We will choose our favourite location and contact the winner on Wednesday the 9th of August. Good luck!

AVYT Quiz Night!

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Put your trivia skills to the test at AVYT’s annual fundraising quiz night on June 24th at the Hawkslade Farm Community Centre in Aylesbury! Doors open at 7:30pm for an 8pm start!

AVYT is unique in that we charge NO fees for participation in our shows, and in attending our quiz night you will be helping raise money towards our 2017 summer shows “Pippin” and “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change”.

Tickets are just £3 per person, and can be purchased on the door or reserved in advance. To reserve tickets, please email us at fundraising@avyt.org or drop a message to any of our pages on social media!

We will also be holding a raffle, and any prize donations will be gratefully appreciated.

We hope to see you there next Saturday – all are welcome!

Announcing AVYT’S Second Summer Show!

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We’re excited to announce AVYT’s second show of the year! “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” is a hilarious series of vignettes about the joys of modern relationships, by Joe Dipietro and Jimmy Roberts. We’ll be rehearsing this fantastic show between the 14th and 24th of August, with performances on the 24th, 25th and 26th of August. But we can’t get anywhere without a cast! We need between 4 and 8 keen performers, and will be holding auditions in the Aston Clinton area on the weekend of the 8th and 9th of April. If this sounds like your cup of tea, just drop us an email at info@avyt.org for an audition pack.

We’re also looking for some folks to be part of the production team – just get in touch if you’re interested!

Remember: we are unique in that we charge NO fees for involvement in our productions. We only ask that you are in the age range (16-25) and want to be part of making an amazing show!

Pippin Auditions!

If you haven’t already seen our posts on Twitter and Facebook, we’ve released the audition dates for our Summer show ‘Pippin’! Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th April 2017. See the image below for more information!

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If you’re interested in becoming a performer for AVYT’s exciting show this Summer then drop us an email at info@avyt.org for an audition pack!

We’re not only looking for performers! There are positions available backstage and in the production team – email us for more information regarding these roles and we can send you a production team pack!

We really look forward to hearing from you and seeing you all at auditions!

 

2017 Summer Show Announcement!

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AVYT are very happy to announce our 2017 Summer Show!

With lots of brilliant show proposals the committee eventually came to the decision to bring Stephen Schwartz’s brilliant musical ‘Pippin’ to Tring!

A Brief Synopsis
Heir to the throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfilment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). Pippin searches for his purpose in life because he doesn’t believe that he could live an ordinary life. He believes that some lives were meant to be extraordinary and that his is one of them. Does Pippin find happiness where he seeks or perhaps in a more unlikely place? You’ll have to come along during the Summer to find out!

Audition Info will be released very soon, so keep your eyes peeled on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram (@avytheatre)

AVYT Project dates are the 30th July-9th August 2017 with Performances on the 10th-12th August 2017. We look forward to seeing you there to join us!

Looking back on AVYT’s 10th year!

Parties, presents and panto – it must be Christmas time already! As 2016 draws to a close, we’re taking a look back at what has to be AVYT’s most spectacular year yet.

We kicked off our 2016 show season with a bang in February with “Standard Delivery”, where our improv troupe took to the stage to deliver a completely unscripted show, taking audience suggestions for scenes and games. This was a huge success and set the bar high for the rest of the year.

Shortly after, we held auditions for our big summer show, “The Producers”, which had our highest ever audition turnout and introduced us to many talented new members alongside lots of returning members.

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The fantastic cast and crew of “The Producers”, our main summer show!

Alongside casting the show and preparing for summer, we held our annual variety show, “A Night With AVYT”, in May. Many of our members, old and new, came together to perform a range of different acts for our audience and helped raise money towards the summer show.

We maintained our strong community ties throughout the year, and in June we performed our own version of “Alice in Wonderland” at the Hyde Heath Primary School Fete. That same month we also held our fundraising Quiz Night, which was a lot of fun and raised £200!

In July we began rehearsals for “The Producers”, our main summer show, which proved to be one of the biggest and most challenging shows we had ever taken on. Our cast, crew and production team worked insanely hard over two weeks to deliver an amazing show to the Court Theatre, which was met with a high turnout and rave reviews. It was a huge success, and most importantly, huge fun!

During our show run, we also held our second AGM, where members communicated their views and suggestions, and elected the committee for the next season. Hannah passed the role of Company Manager over to previous Assistant Company Manager, Darcy, and a whole new committee of old and new members was elected.

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“I used to be the King…”

At the end of August we held a big tea party to celebrate AVYT’s 10th birthday, where those involved throughout AVYT’s history came together for an afternoon of memories, laughs, games and cake!

Although we’d finished our summer show, 2016 was far from over for us, and in the autumn we were invited to perform as zombies at a Halloween ball for charity, as well as given the huge opportunity to dance at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, supporting the Astor Big Band on their “More Miller Magic” tour. Both of these events were extremely successful, and great experiences for all involved!

To wrap up 2016, AVYT took to the airwaves as our improv troupe appeared on Radio Christmas, delivering a hilarious, completely unscripted show to help raise money for charity.

It’s onwards and upwards for AVYT and we have big things in store for 2017. And we’re always looking for new members – if you’re interested in joining us in 2017, feel free to get in touch using our contact form here, any of our social media, or by emailing info@avyt.org.

A huge thank you goes to all our members and supporters, and we look forward to seeing you again in the new year!