It’s All Happening!!!

It’s all happening here at the QP Family! 😎

Our ‘Kiss Me, Kate!’ cast, production team and crew are smashing through rehearsals, and the show is looking fantastic!!

Book your tickets here: 👏👏

Our ‘Oklahoma!’ production team are super excited and preparing for auditions coming up May 14, 15, 16 – there’s still a few spots left, but they are filling up FAST so book your audition by emailing for an audition slot and pack! 👊


Finally our committee have been working hard putting the final touches on our 🌟 2022 season 🌟 (yes you read correctly!) and are thrilled to introduce our production team for our first show of 2022 – ‘Keating!’ which will run at the Belconnen Community Theatre in Feb/March. 👌

Hear from the production team below!

‘We are delighted to have the chance to deliver this show in an intimate setting that shines the spotlight on many of Australia’s political characters.

We would like to invite everyone to consider auditioning for any of the roles in ‘Keating!’ regardless of gender or race. If you can convince us you are someone who would take a brisk walk around the lake in classic Aussie green and gold, then we’ll consider you for the role of John Howard.

With a wide range of musical styles, this show will have something for everyone. Bring on 2022!’

‘Keating!’ Artistic Team:

Director – Sarah Hull
Musical Director – Jenna Hinton
Choreographer – TBA
Band Lead/Additional Support – Christopher Bennie

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KISS ME KATE! Tickets now on sale!!


It’s no rest for the wicked over here at the QP Family!!

Tickets have just gone ON SALE for our next show the legendary Cole Porter’s ‘Kiss Me, Kate’

Seats are currently limited due to continued Covid restrictions, so book early and secure your seat!

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Auditions are now open for our October production of ‘Oklahoma!’

email for an audition pack and book your slot!

You can see audition requirements here –

If you missed out on Sound Of Music tickets, don’t forget the livestream! Book here:

Show Announcement!

The QP Family are proud to announce our first show for 2022!

We are super excited to bring this fabulous Australian work to the stage.

Stay tuned to hear from the production team and their exciting vision for the 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:

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.

This service’s PIN number is:



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:

Thank you.

Kiss Me, Kate! Cast Announcement!

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

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 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