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

Annual General Meeting Announcement

The Queanbeyan Players AGM is on Tuesday 10 March 2020 in the The Acacia Room at The Kangaroo Leagues Club
Richard Avenue & Stuart Street, Crestwood Qbyn NSW
Time: 6.00pm Dinner – Dining area – everyone welcome to have dinner first
7.30pm The Acacia Room – AGM

We would love to see you all at the AGM!
All positions will be declared vacant.
For more information and nomination forms please contact our Secretary Janette Humphrey at queanbeyanplayersinc@gmail.com

Annual Shed Clear-out!

Come one come all!!!

When – Sunday 23 February
Time – 10.00am – 2.00pm
Place – 18 Barrow Place, Queanbeyan
Lunch and Drinks will be supplied

Below is a list of some of the things we will be endeavouring to get done on the day:
 Cutting down dead vegetation.
 Breaking up pieces of set no longer needed
 Raking up leaf litter and rubbish.
 Possibly dismantling the giant stairs
 Taking all steps/stairs out and checking depth for safety standards.
 Going through paint cans and either keep or throw out.
 Rubbish timber in the skip.
 Tidying up and sorting the screws.
 Travel trunks need finding and decisions made about which ones to keep.
 The Glass Chandelier needs to assemble so a photo can be taken, ready for sale!

Things we are looking for to make improvements:
 If anyone has some spare sections of roofing material eg Colourbond fence pieces, a new cover needs erecting over the lean to at the back of the sheds.

Volunteers need to wear suitable clothing and covered shoes. Volunteers also need to bring tools and safety glasses etc. QP has limited tools.

Unfortunately the day will not be suitable for small or younger children. With all the large pieces to be moved around the she there will be safety issues. We would love to see people coming out to help even if it is only for a short time that you can spare.

Come and Sing – The Pirates of Penzance

The Pirates of Penzance A Queanbeyan Players event supporting bushfire recovery

Saturday 29 February 2020

Rehearsal from 10.30am – performance at 7.30pm

Acacia Room, The Roos Club, Queanbeyan

Come and sing The Pirates of Penzance with the Queanbeyan Players on Saturday 29 February to raise much needed funds for bushfire relief. 

All singers are welcome to come and join the chorus. There are no auditions, and you don’t need to know the music – we will spend the day learning the chorus parts before a concert-style performance in the evening, featuring principals from past QP productions. You won’t need to memorise any music, as we’ll perform with books. Matt Greenwood will teach the vocal parts and conduct the performance. You’ll also be sent the music and a link to midis beforehand.  

The suggested donation for participation is $20. All funds raised will go to St Vincent de Paul NSW’s Bushfire Appeal. 

To participate or for more information, contact Anna Greenwood at annamgreenwood@outlook.com with your contact details and voice type, and she’ll send you more details. (You don’t need to contact Anna again if you’ve already emailed her.)

If you love Pirates but don’t want to sing, come and join the audience. The performance will start at 7.30pm, and tickets will be available at the door for a suggested donation of $15. 

Thank you to The Roos Club for allowing us to use the Acacia Room at no cost.

Oliver Cast

We are excited to announce our wonderful cast for our next show – OLIVER! Opening 27th of September.

Oliver – Willum Hollier-Smith
Dodger – Joss Kent
Fagin – Anthony Swadling
Bill – Michael Jordan
Nancy – Emily Pogson
Mr Bumble – Chris Bennie

Bet – Alyssa Anderson
Noah – John Whinfield
Charlotte – Lillee Keating
Charlie – Finn Dunne
Widow Corney – Tina Robinson
Mr Sowerberry – John Potter
Mrs Sowerberry – Sarah Powell
Old Sally – Philippa Russell-Brown
Mrs Bedwin – Alison Newhouse
Dr Greenwig – Patrick “Patthew Stowey” Stoney
Mr Brownlow – David Leigh

Youth Chorus
Freya Rowell – William Best
Annabelle Moloney – Sabrina Robinson
Eleanor Graham – Violet Izzard
Brodie Robinson – Des McRedmond
Bianca Lawson – Tadhg Loadsman
Ebony Gagel

Adult Chorus
Anna Levy – Dale Rheynolds
Lauren Welfare – Kay Liddiard
Maddy Calder – Benjamin Martin
Anna Tully – Jackson August
Yasmin Medforth – Mackenzie Rae
Abby Maskell – Shaylie Maskell
Marli Haddeill – Michael Row

Congratulations to this wonderful cast!

To participate with the show please submit an expression of interest with which role(s) you would like to help with.

OLIVER Auditions Now Open!

‘OLIVER’. AUDITIONS now open!!!

Auditions for Queanbeyan Players’ production of Oliver are now open.

Children’s auditions:
Saturday 11th and 18th May

Adult auditions:
Friday night 10th and 17th May with some to be held on
Saturday 11th and 18th May.

Email Janette at janette@webone.com.au for an audition pack or to book an audition.
“Consider Yourself” part of the family and get in quick as spots are sure to rush out the door!!!

Oliver – Audition information

Hello, Dolly! Cast List

Queanbeyan Players would like to congratulate the cast for Hello, Dolly! at The Q from 31 May to 9 June.

Tickets are on sale now at https://theq.net.au/whats-on/productions/hello-dolly/

PRINCIPLES

DOLLY – Janelle McMenamin
HORACE – Tony Falla
IRENE – Demi Smith
MINNIE – Emily Pogson
ERMENGARDE – Maddy Calder
BARNABY –  Maxwell Macmillan
CORNELIUS – Will Collett
AMBROSE – Aaron Sims

QUARTET

Peter Smith
Ben Wilson (Vocal Captain)
Anthony Swadling
David Leigh

CHORUS

Jude Colquhoun, Emily Witt, Kara Sellars, Lillee Keating, Alyssa Anderson, Dale Rheynolds, Mary Dietz-Mullamphy, Anna Tully, Nicole De Lorenzo, Joe Moores, Alana Wade, Grace Jasinski, Rachel Horne, Michael Row, Bridgette Kucher, Kira Bruzgulis, Ryan Williams, Stephanie Charlton, Bridget Rossiter, Patrick Stoney, Pip Russell-Brown, Lauren Chapman, Bronwyn McIlver, Robyn Amann, Hannah Amann, Zoe Swan, Stephanie Cannock, Lauren Welfare, Jamie Fraser, Kerry Warner, Christine Rufflet, Tony D’Abrera, Ben Martin, Chris Bennie

2018 Canberra Area Theatre Award Nominations

Queanbeyan Players would like to congratulate our 2018 Canberra Area Theatre (CAT) Award Nominees.

BEST ENSEMBLE IN A MUSICAL
The Wedding Singer, Queanbeyan Players, Queanbeyan

PATRICIA KELSON ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD
Emma Sollis
First time choreographing a musical, The Wedding Singer, Queanbeyan Players, Queanbeyan

BEST ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A MUSICAL
David Santolin
George in The Wedding Singer, Queanbeyan Players, Queanbeyan

BEST ACTRESS IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A MUSICAL
Lauren Nihill
Rosie in The Wedding Singer, Queanbeyan Players

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE IN A MUSICAL
Dave Smith
Robbie Hart in The Wedding Singer, Queanbeyan Players

Queanbeyan Players also received a CAT Awards Commendation for raising money for Headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation during production of Godspell.

Congratulations to all involved with Queanbeyan Players in 2018.