Welcome ladies and gentlemen to our 2016-17 season. We have recently held our AGM and are now busy organising behind the scenes to get ready for rehearsal season starting in September. If any of you are interested, or someone you know is interested in becoming a member, we will be holding new member auditions in August. Please see the website for further details of how to apply.

I am so excited to be President during this year's production of the fabulous Dolly Parton's 9 to 5. What a superb show, giving the audience that feel good factor that we all love! I'm sure rehearsals are going to be most enjoyable for all concerned topped by a fantastic week in the newly refurbished Ayr Gaiety theatre with our wonderful audiences. I am delighted to report that our production team is remaining the same as last year's. Martin Christie as producer, Stephen Bradley as musical director and Jo-Ann Robinson as choreographer. This very talented group of people strive throughout the year to get the very best from each and every member of the cast, and we all appreciate their hard work and dedication.

To you our audience, thank you for your continued support and I look forward to seeing you all at this year's 9 to 5 in the Gaiety theatre, Monday 27th February - Saturday 4th March 2017

Ellen Fitzsimmons AAOC President 2016-2017