A very happy and healthy 2019 for all BLOC members and friends! May 2019 be an excellent year.
Our new season has started, yesterday, with the practice evening for aspiring soloists for The Sorcerer. Thanks to everyone involved for making it such fun evening. It never stops to amaze me what a lot talent there is in BLOC!
On Tuesday 11 December, BLOC held their Information Evening for our spring production 2019: Gilbert and Sullivan's (G&S) "The Sorcerer". The show will be performed 5 times at De Bosuil, from 23 - 26 May 2019. Our co-Directors (Angela and Tony Lowe) introduced the Production Team, which includes many of BLOC's experienced and dedicated members, and put on a slick presentation
BLOC's majestic new production of Oklahoma is in it's final rehearsals, the sets are primed, the costumes getting their final tweaks. There are still some seats left, so if you plan on coming, get your tickets now!
Any remaining tickets will be available at the door, however online tickets are available until 09:00am the day of the performance, and it's cheaper to buy online in advance.
The Brussels United Theatre Technicians (BUTT) held their annual awards ceremony on the 7th of July 2018. The "Butties" celebrate and reward excellence in those who have worked on any shows put on by the English language amateur theatre companies around Brussels in the last season (2017-2018).
Congratulations to Djavan Van de Fliert for getting the Butt Newcomer Award as Bobby Strong in BLOC's production of Urinetown - The Musical.
Today, Sunday 9 September, BLOC held our annual late summer barbeque. It was a lovely sunny afternoon in the courtyard of De Kam. There was loads of yummy food, and much great company. There was singing and speeches (pleasantly concise!). It was a fun opportunity for all to catch up after the summer, and we can't wait to get started with rehearsals for our next production.
"They couldn't pick a better time to start in life
It ain't too early and it ain't too late"
This week BLOC kicked off our autumn 2018 season with the first rehearsals for Oklahoma!
The principals met on Monday, and on Tuesday the whole cast. With such a large cast, the enthusiasm was palpable as we tried to lift the rafters in De Kam, with our first focus on the wonderful rousing title song "Oklahoma!".
Keep an eye on this space, and we will let you know when tickets sales are open.
If you have been in a show (cast or crew) with BLOC between September 2017 and June 2018, you are eligible to vote for the Brussels United Theatre Technicians present the BUTT Awards 2018.
What? How? When?
What: if you have been in or seen a show that took place during this year's theatre season in Brussels and surroundings, you are eligible to vote.
How: by following this link: https://goo.gl/forms/R6OlsX9BSmUiaWhF3
When: from now on to the evening of July 3rd