South Pacific – Cast Announced

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After a big weekend of auditions we are very pleased to be able to announce our cast for our upcoming production of South Pacific. We would like to thank everyone who auditioned and we are anxiously awaiting the start of rehearsals in February!

Nellie – Ellen Scott
Emile – Michael Moore
Cable – Anthony Simeonovic
Bloody Mary – Tina Robinson
Liat – Jadziah Oakes
Billis – Andrew MacMillan
Brackett – Andrew Price
Harbison – Peter Hoban
Jerome – Luka Sostarko
Ngana – Sabine Zen

Male Chorus
Dan D’Abrera
Tristan Foon
David Leigh
Jono Windsor
Daniel Tonan
Joe Moore
Alexander Thorpe
Liam Jackson

Female Chorus
Jill Elderton
Emily Witt
Rachael Eddows
Mackenzie Rae
Alison Newhouse
Merryn Byrne
Jane Faulder
Christina Philipp
Bronwyn McIlvar
Kara Sellars
Pip Russell-Brown
Alyce King

Auditions

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On a lonely island not far off the coast of Australia during World War II, love blooms between a young nurse and a secretive Frenchman who’s being courted for a dangerous military mission. Can a girl from Little Rock find happiness with a mature French planter she got to know one enchanted evening away from the military hospital where she is a nurse? Or should she just wash that man out of her hair?  And what about the ‘younger than springtime’ Liat?  Will she find happiness in the arms of Lieutenant Cable?  Or is middle America circa 1944 likely to raise its racist and intolerant head and remind our lovers that there are certain things you just have to be carefully taught?

From the team that brought you My Fair Lady in 2015, Queanbeyan Players proudly presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific!  Wrapped up in a glorious sunset of sensuous romance and secretive missions, and based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novels (Tales of the South Pacific) by James A Michener, this 1949 Broadway musical bursts onto the stage with a blaze of memorable musical moments.  With songs such as ‘There is Nothing like a Dame’, ‘Cockeyed Optimist’ and ‘I’m in Love with a Wonderful Guy’, you’ll be sure to go home humming all the familiar tunes!  But perhaps you’ll also go home with a deep sense of the social commentary that the show makes, dealing with issues that are as raw and relevant today as they were in 1949.

Auditions for this magical piece of musical theatre will take place on December 10th and 11th with a dance call and call-backs (if needed) on December 12th, so start practicing those vocal exercises, brush up on your dancing skills and take a look at the 1958 movie starring Mitzi Gaynor and Rossano Brazzi to grab your inspiration!

Book an audition and receive audition materials by contacting Janette Humphrey:  janette@webone.com.au

If auditioning for a lead/main role, you will be required to sing a song (or two) and read from section/s of the script.  All materials will be supplied.  There are two non-singing roles in which case you will just read – see below. Also, see below for special requirements for the role of Liat.  For chorus auditions please sing a song of your choice.

 

Queanbeyan Players has a new Patron

DRUM ROLL – Queanbeyan Players are pleased and proud to announce that we have a new Patron joining our current Patrons Tim Overall and Ann Rocca. Our new patron is none other than ‘007- Bond James Bond’…George Lazenby!! George lived in Qbyn during his formative years before he moved to London. He is pleased join our Patrons, and when he is in town (which happens more often than people realize), he will be coming to see our shows.
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The cast list for the Merry Widow of Bluegum Creek

Many thanks to all who auditioned for this production. Here is the cast list for Queanbeyan Players 2016 production of the Merry Widow of Bluegum Creek.

Anna – Louisa Keast
Lady Valerie – Stephanie McAlister
Olga – Janene Broere
Sylvia – Pip Russell-Brown
Marjory- Kara Sellars
Sheila – Emily Witt
Mabel – Laura Wise

Danny – Charles Hudson
Zach – Rob Grice
Crompton –  Gary Collinson
Boggins – Phill Fernandez
Mechelin – Matt Greenwood
Camille – Ken Goodge
Cascada- Peter Smith
Brioche – Thompson QW

Dance Chorus –
Mackenzie Rae
Madeleine Betts

Chorus –
Adrian van Prooyen,, Ben Craig, Brenton Warren,

Bronwyn McIlvar, Evelyn Ashcroft, Rachael Eddows,
Karinne Fisher, Maureen Stewart, Louisa Gifford

 

QP turns 50!

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Queanbeyan Players is proudly celebrating its fiftieth anniversary in September 2015! Although QP was not incorporated until the 1990s and did not have a constitution until the 1970s, the first group of people involved in putting on plays and other amusements in Queanbeyan got together in the 1960s and produced their first show in 1965.  To celebrate, we’re holding an exhibition for two weeks at the Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre showcasing QP’s history as one of the region’s premier amateur theatre groups.. There will be posters and programs, photos and film, costumes and props and a timeline showing where we started and what we’ve been doing over the past 50 years – including filmed interviews with current and former QP members.

Launch Event: 6-8pm, Monday 14 September, Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre

Please RSVP for catering purposes through our Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/822988301148543/ or by emailing queanbeyanplayersinc@gmail.com (with the subject line 50th RSVP).

Exhibition runs 14-25 September

To kick things off in style, we will be holding a gala opening launch on 14 September.  Please come along to help us all celebrate!  Some of our founding members will be there to share their memories, and there will be food and drink and a 50th birthday cake!

We’d like to thank the local Queanbeyan businesses and organisations who have so generously supported our celebration:

4th Seed cafe
Anglicare
Beautiful Gifting
Canton Chinese Restaurant
Ciao Cafe
Debbie Maree’s Fashion Boutique
Just Cuts
The Royal Hotel

So don your party gear and head down to The Q for two hours of memories, celebrations, live performances and, of course, a chance to see the exhibition itself!