ONLINE STREAMING SHOW

ONLINE STREAMING TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE  // If you can’t travel or have missed the tickets you wanted, Queanbeyan Players is proud to present the world’s most beloved musical The Sound of Music, in an online streaming show for one night only, during our run at the Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre.

​Once booked, customers will receive an email confirmation from Queanbeyan Players. Login details will be sent within 12 hours of the streaming time.

We are only able to stream one time only, in the time advertised.

​Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 7:30 PM AEST

​All Tickets are $20, book through StageCenta (ACT or NSW listing) Or if you wish to make a phone booking, call 02 6253 1454 between Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm.

​Book Now Here: https://stagecenta.com/bkshowbookingM.aspx?showid=5797

QP Announcement – Norma Roach

Good Morning Everyone,

It is with sadness that I announce the passing of Norma Roach.  Queanbeyan Players founder and Life Member. 

Norma has been the driving force behind QP since its inception in 1965.

Norma passed away peacefully last Monday morning.  She will be greatly missed.  Our thoughts are with Helen and the rest of the family.

A service for Norma will be held at Norwood Park Crematorium on Monday 8th February at 12.00PM.  People are most welcome to attend.

Below are details of the service if you would prefer to watch via live stream.

https://v2.streaming.funeralsuite.com.au/e/r9KJh8G2

This service’s PIN number is:

5592

Sincerely,

Alison Newhouse

Queanbeyan Players Inc President

Note:  there will be a special edition of Prologue coming to you soon about Norma’s QP Life.

If anyone has anything they would like to say please email me at: Alison.newhouse@gmail.com

Thank you.

Kiss Me, Kate! Cast Announcement!

Queanbeyan Players are very proud to present the cast of their June 2021 show – “Kiss Me, Kate”

Cast:
Kate/Lilli – Janelle McMenamin
Fred/Petruchio – Adam Best
Lois/Bianca – Samantha Marceddo
Bill/Lucentio – Nathanael Patterson
Hattie – Chelsea Heaney
Paula – Sarah Perruzza
1st Man – Dick Goldberg
2nd Man – David (Dogbox) Cannell
Gremio – Dimitri Yialeloglou
Hortensio – Kristofer Patston-Gill
Harry/Baptista – Tony D’Abrera
General Howell – TBA

Female Ensemble
Sarah Johnson
Jess Zed
Kara Murphy
Britt Lewis
Aleesha Boye
Shelby Holland
Mackenzie Rae
Silvana Moro
Anna Tully
Steph Cannock
Kay Liddiard
Grace Egan
Lauren Welfare

Male Ensemble
Rylan Howard
Jacob Markowski
Lachlan Brayshaw
Daniel Evans
Tobias Price
Benjamin Martin

We are very excited to soon be working with this very talented group of individuals!!

Kiss Me, Kate Auditions!

Queanbeyan Players are excited to announce auditions for our (hopefully) second production for 2021 – “Kiss Me, Kate”!

“Kiss Me, Kate” is the Broadway hit musical written by Bella and Samuel Spewack with music and lyrics by the brilliant Cole Porter. It was Porter’s response to Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” (QP’s third production for 2021) and other “integrated musicals” and was the first show he wrote in which the music and lyrics are firmly connected to the script.

The show opens with a theatre company preparing to stage a musical version of William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew”.  The conflict on and off-stage between Fred Graham, the show’s director, producer and star, and his leading lady (and ex-wife!) Lilli Vanessi, parallels their roles in the play as Petruchio (the suitor) and Katharine (the Shrew). To add to the hilarity is the strange romance between, Lois Lane, the flirty actress playing Bianca and her gambler boyfriend, Bill, who runs afoul of some “old school” gangsters who teach us how to “Brush Up Your Shakespeare”!

This is a classic “golden era” musical comedy but refreshed for and set in the 21st century. We are happy to consider gender-swapping a number of the supporting roles including casting them as LGBTQI+. These roles are identified in the Audition Pack.

There are a couple of really great dance numbers in Kiss Me, Kate where we are looking to showcase highly talented dancers.

Director: Michael Moore

Assistant Director: Joe Moores

Musical Director: Leisa Keen

Choreographer: Lauren Chapman

Auditions will be held on 14th, 15th and 21st November, with callbacks on the 22nd November as required. All auditions will be held at Gowrie Primary School.

To book an audition spot, please contact auditions@queanbeyanplayers.com. Information for all auditionees regarding commitment to the show can be found here and the Audition Pack can be found here. The production team look forward to meeting their potential new cast members!

Season 2021 Announced

Queanbeyan Players are excited to announce their musical theatre line up for 2021, a bumper three show schedule which will be played at home-theatre The Q – Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre in Queanbeyan: The Sound of Music (March), Kiss Me Kate (June) and Oklahoma (October).

“It is exciting to be able to start planning again and to announce a three-show year for the Queanbeyan Players is a wonderful first,” says Alison Newhouse, Queanbeyan Players President “three shows means we have more theatre opportunities for local actors and musicians and we can offer our audience a range of theatre experiences.” she said. “Queanbeyan Players enjoys a supportive and engaged community and, like everyone, we are all looking forward to reconnecting and getting back into rehearsals and production as soon as health guidelines allow. We can’t wait to get back on stage and see all those smiling faces again – on stage and in the audience!”

The Sound Of Music was already well into production when the global pandemic forced rehearsals to be postponed and the show has been rescheduled into early 2021. The cast has remained together and there will only be a couple of new faces joining the talented local cast/crew.
Notably after the unexpected passing of Musical Director Michael Politi, Musical Director Jenna Hinton (whose last QP show was Oliver! in 2019) will be joining the production team and continuing on the wonderful work Michael had started with the cast early in 2020.

Queanbeyan Players will announce final dates for The Sound of Music in the coming weeks and auditions and performances for Kiss Me, Kate and Oklahoma at a later date.

“Kiss Me, Kate” Production Team
Directors: Michael Moore and Joe Moores
Choreographer: Lauren Chapman

“Oklahoma” Production Team
Direction and Choreography: Christina Phillip and Belinda Hassall
Musical Direction: Jenna Hinton

For more information contact us through our contact page or queanbeyanplayersinc@gmail.com

Christmas Choir 2020 – Expression of Interest

The Queanbeyan players invite you to register your interest to join our Christmas Choir. We will be rehearsing* some fantastic songs in the lead up to December where we will perform on a one night only event (Date either 5th or 19th December 2020 TBC) and having just a good old fashioned sing.

Use the form on the page here to register your interest to participate in our Christmas Choir or email queanbeyanplayersinc@gmail.com for more information.
Please note, the Expressions of Interest applications will close Midnight Wednesday 29/07/20.

*Pending COVID Restrictions

The Passing of Michael Politi

Michael Politi. Headshot for The Sound of Music, Taken in 2020

It is with much sadness that we bring you the news that one of our long time QP family members Michael Politi passed away at the South Coast in his favourite place on the beach. It has come as a great shock to us all.

Michael was the Musical Director for QP’s next show The Sound of Music and over the years performed with QP in shows and was Musical Director for our last performance of Mikado.

He touched many lives and was a lovely, gentle man. Michael in all his wisdom would say let’s all keep going and enjoy life. He was a very special man and will be greatly missed.

2020 AGM – And some more

What an unusual start to 2020 we have all had! In amongst it all Queanbeyan Players are still here!
We had a very successful AGM in early March and would like to introduce our new committee:
President: Alison Newhouse
Vice President: Christina Philipp
Treasurer: Benjamin Martin
Secretary: Janette Humphrey
Committee:
Carmel Bourke
Tony D’Abrera
Gail Giuliano
Anna Greenwood
Jenna Hinton
Janetta McRae
Joe Moores
David Tricks

Congratulations to all!

In 55 years this is the first time QP have had to postpone a show. The Sound of Music Commenced rehearsals in early February. With an amazing cast and dedicated production team we accomplished a great deal in six weeks of rehearsals, so much so we had had a run of Act 1. This was before everything came to a screeching halt with COVID-19.
We had stopped rehearsals 2 weeks prior to the official Social Distancing measures came into play. We made this decision for the health and safety of our cast and production team.
Then we got notice from the Queanbeyan Palerang Council that The Q was postponing all future shows for at least 6 months. All going well our new dates for Sound of Music is in October.
The whole cast were naturally disappointed but are all enthusiastically waiting to return to rehearsals and we are all looking forward to bringing Sound of Music to The Q stage.
Keep safe and healthy and we will be back soon!

Sound of Music Cast Announcement

Queanbeyan Players are proud to announce the cast for our June 2020 show – The Sound of Music. Co-Directed by Alison Newhouse and Anthony Swadling, Musical Direction by Michael Politi and Choreographed by Jodi Hammond.

Principals-
Maria – Lydia Milosavljevic
Abbess – Louise Gaspari
Captain – Michael Jordan
Elsa – Tina Robinson
Sis Berthe – Sarah Powell
Sis Margaretta – Dale Rheynolds
Sis Sophia – Lauren Welfare
Max – Terry Johnson
Franz – Peter Smith
Frau Schmidt- Rachel Horne
Admiral – Chris Bennie
Baron – Hugo Walker
Herr Zeller – John Potter

Rolf – Samuel Dietz
Liesl – Kay Liddiard
Freidrick – Joss Kent
Louisa – Charleigh Byrne/Sienna Heaver
Kurt – Willum Hollier-Smith
Brigitta – Ebony Gagel/Erin Stiles
Marta – Anneka Hollier-Smith/Gabriella Heron
Gretl – Lola Hamlyn-Harris/Edith Baggoley

Nuns Chorus –
Katrina Wiseman
Tara Davidson
Christina Philipp
Maria Dennehy
Jill Young
Christine Rufflet
Kath Temple
Jane Faulder
Lenore Cupitt
Shelley Salzke
Cathy Cleary
Pip Russell-Brown
Debra Byrne
Margie Roser
Alana Wade
Mary Mullamphy

Postulants –
Lauren Evans
Kate O’Brien
Jackie McIntyre
Annika Presser-King
Anna Tully
Brittany Lewis
Emily Hosie
Annabelle Ferrington
Lillee Keating

Male Chorus –
Ben Martin
Rylan Howard
Joe Moores
Zac Izzard