It is a true privilege to be President of AAOC for the 2019/2020 session, and our production of Shrek the Musical. We had a fantastic time rehearsing and performing Half a Sixpence in February 2019, and are excited to present something completely different for AAOC in February 2020.

We are delighted to welcome back Martin Christie as Director, Grant Walsh as Musical Director, Lynne Christie as Choreographer and Lynne Bradley as Stage Manager. Our Production Team work so hard throughout the year to make sure we present shows of a high standard, and their skill and dedication is greatly appreciated by the whole company.

We are very fortunate that AAOC is a company with a social schedule almost as busy as our rehearsal schedule, and our fabulous Events Committee made sure last year was no different. Some of last year's highlights included our Cabaret Night, Family Fun Day, Afternoon Tea, Golf Day, and annual Burns Supper, as well as some nights out at our sponsor Cameron's, several theatre trips to support our fellow local companies, and of course our show week packed with after-show parties. We can't wait for another year of fun and fundraising!

Of course, we wouldn't be able to do all of these things without the support of our wonderful audiences. We are so grateful to everyone who supports our events and our annual production- you allow us to keep doing what we love.

I look forward to welcoming you to the swamp to "let your freak flag fly" with us!