An exhibit featuring items from productions of Blenheim Musical Theatre Inc,
formerly Blenheim Amateur
Operatic Society Inc.



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These scanned copies of the programmes are copyright 2013 Marlborough Museum-Marlborough Historical Society. If you would like to use them for some other purpose, please don't hesitate to contact the Museum at These on-line versions have been reduced in size, but hi-resolution copies are available. You can of course access the original programmes in the Museum Archives.


Marlborough Museum holds a near-complete collection of programmes from what was Blenheim Operatic Society's many productions since its formation in 1918 and the first production, The Gondoliers. The Society is now called Blenheim Musical Theatre Inc. It is interesting to see the nuances of casting reflecting the availability of members to participate, in particular the lack of male members during the war years. In addition, the advertisements are as interesting as the more formal content.

This exhibit contains full copies of all programmes held. Each is an Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file. Even the smallest will be slow unless you have a broadband connection, but the programmes really are a wonderfully complete history of the Society's productions.

They are organised by year, oldest first. Note there are a few 'ring-ins', being programmes from out-of-town, and some from anniversaries. The Society's website has textual details of the productions, but not the programmes themselves. You can view that material here Blenheim Musical Theatre Inc (opens in a new window) .

You can also see other details of the programmes recorded by the Museum <here>.



1918 The Gondoliers
1922 Reveille
1929 New Reveille
1930 Trial By Jury
1931 The Merry Widow
1934 Reveille
1937 A Country Girl
1939 The Admirable Crichton
1940 Going Up
1944 All Clever Stuff
1945 Going Crazy
1946 Our Miss Gibbs
1947 No No Nanette
1948 A Country Girl
1949 The Belle of New York
1950 The Geisha
1951 The Quaker Girl
1952 The Merry Widow
1953 The Arcadians
1954 Desert Song (New Plymouth)
1954 Rose Marie
1955 Desert Song
1956 Sunny
1957 The New Moon
1958 Wedding in Paris
1959 The Maid of the Mountains
1960 Oklahoma
1961 My Fair Lady (J C Williamson)
1961 White Horse Inn
1962 South Pacific
1963 Carousel
1964 Zip Goes A Million
1965 Calamity Jane
1966 Call Me Madam
1967 The Student Prince
1968 Can Can
1968 Jubilee Year Issue
1969 Cavalcade of Show Stoppers
1969 Oklahoma
1970 Brigadoon
1970 The Sound Of Music (ChCh)
1971 The Sound Of Music
1972 The Pajama Game
1973 Oliver
1974 The Vagabond King
1975 Annie Get Your Gun
1976 The Mikado
1977 Camelot
1978 The Boyfriend
1979 Joseph
1980 Jesus Christ Superstar
1981 Guys and Dolls
1982 The King and I
1983 A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum
1983 Cinderella
1983 South Pacific
1984 Grease
1985 I Remember It Well
1985 My Fair Lady
1986 Fiddler On The Roof
1986 Man of La Mancha
1987 Annie
1987 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
1988 Evita
1989 Big Lil's Music Hall
1989 Pinafore
1990 West Side Story
1991 Salad Days
1991 The Not So High and Mighty Show
1992 Coward and Company
1992 Finians Rainbow
1992 The Irish Rovers
1992 We'll Meet Again
1993 75th Anniversary Jubilee Revue
1993 Kiss Me Kate
1993 Sunshine and Song
1994 Anything Goes
1994 Cabaret
1995 A Slice of Saturday Night
1995 Godspell
1995 Les Miserables
1996 Chess
1997 Jesus Christ Superstar
1998 Oliver
1998 The Great Academy Award Show
1999 70s Revival
1999 Me and My Girl
2000 Charlotte and the Dragon
2000 Snow White and the Seven Worfs
2001 Children of Eden
2001 Hello Dolly
2002 Show Boat
2002 The Friendly Pirates of Westside Bay
2003 Aspects of Love
2003 Celebration
2004 Fiddler on the Roof
2005 Jekjyll and Hyde
2007 Chicago
2008 Cats
2008 Grease
2009 Blood Brothers
2010 The Sound of Music
2011 My Fair Lady
20th Anniversary Dinner