Edinburgh Telephone Choir Annual Concert 2018

Edinburgh Telephone Choir Concert

I hope you won’t mind me asking for your support?  Wednesday 9th, Thursday 10th, and Friday 11th of May are the dates for which we in The Edinburgh Telephone Choir have been rehearsing NIGHT AND DAY – for about eight months! (The attached ‘flier’ shows our Concert details.) The Church Hill Theatre is our venue, … Continue reading

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The SMYCMS Reunion 2018

Billy, Reno and Moonface perform Friendship

The Smycms Reunion took place at Bainfield Bowling club on Saturday 17th February and was a great success. Everyone that attended enjoyed the buffet and the entertainment but mostly the chance to share stories and memories with members from the last 50 years. I had the good fortune to meet one of the founders of … Continue reading

2014 in review (better late than never)

smycms.com-2014 review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,000 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 33 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the … Continue reading

GUYS and DOLLS

Guys and Dolls 7th - 11th April

Get yourself down to The Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh, where local am-dram group MAMA are staging as their 2015 production, that perennial favourite Guys and Dolls. Full of great songs, great characters and a great script. You’ll love this story of love conquering all set against a backdrop of gangsters and illegal gambling. The run ends … Continue reading

M.A.M.A. over the rainbow.

Wizard Of Oz

Going to see the Matinee performance of Musselburgh Amateur Musical  Associations 2014 production of The Wizard Of Oz, seemed like a good idea at the time, that is until I saw the many groups of children heading to the theatre. Oh no I thought, kids can be noisy I said, I needn’t have worried as … Continue reading

Reflections from the back.

Early program photo circa 1989

Looking back on 50 years of Am-Dram with The Smycms is filled with highs and lows, laughter and tears. It really can be quite emotional at the end of Show Week after a successful run of 5 evening performances and a Saturday afternoon matinee. The After Show Party affords you the time to wind down … Continue reading

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,000 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 50 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the … Continue reading

He never did get to play Tevye.

Paul in one of his many roles as Nicely Nicely from Guys and Dolls.

Paul J. Findlay 04/02/1953 to 03/04/2013 Paul J. Findlay, Chairman of The Smycms for many, many years, passed away on Wednesday 3rd of April 2013 following complications after a short illness. Paul first suffered a stroke in September 2012, he then suffered a second one in March 2013, then as if that wasn’t bad enough … Continue reading

Done that, seen the film, got the T-Shirt.

How to Succeed with so many men

Good to see that this week at the Church Hill Theatre, Tuesday 19th until Saturday 23rd, Edinburgh Musical Theatre (EMT) are staging a wonderful musical called How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. Its the story of one mans rise to the top, from window cleaner to Chairman in several easy stages, helped all … Continue reading

Edinburgh Am Dram, Healthy?

Warrick Hunter as Sweeney Todd

Putting Smycms problems to one side for the moment, its good to see that Edinburgh’s  Am Dram scene seems to be  in good health, recent productions of Sweeney Todd by Edinburgh Music Theatre and Carousel by The Bohemians Lyric Opera Company both received favourable reviews in the Evening News recently and by all accounts were well … Continue reading

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