Putting the community in community theatre

By | Spamalot


How wonderful is community theatre being able to call on other community theatre groups for assistance, especially when it comes to costumes.  Both Nancy Moule (BATS) and Merryl Tierney (Caloundra Chorale) have loaned us minstrels costumes, tabards etc.  There are many, many costume changes as cast (ensemble) play multiple  roles as laker girls (cheer squad), and the Knights who say Ni.  Matthew Flinders Anglican College have been absolutely generous in loaning the lead costumes from their recent production along with some scenery and a myriad of props.  Jenny Gilcrist (wardrobe mistress) pictured,  is indebted to 2 new (experienced) sewing ladies, Sue Hull and Heather Marsh, who have come on board to assist with the tabards, knights costumes, trimmings, etc.  Jenny has sewn, stuffed and spray painted 12 fish.  The production crew support is fabulous for this production!

King Arthur & Patsy

By | Spamalot

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Photo Courtesy John Dumble

Sean McDermott – King Arthur

Sean discovered his love of musical theatre back in his teens. He also discovered the Monty Python films at that time and has been a fan ever since. So, when he discovered Coolum were auditioning for Spamalot, he jumped at the chance.   Sean first appeared at Coolum as Buttons in “Cinderella” in 2010 followed by Jimmy in “The Young Ones” (musical) a year later.  He’s had the good fortune to play leading roles in some of his favourite musicals –“Blood Brothers”, “Return To The Forbidden Planet” and “Mary Poppins”, all at Noosa Arts Theatre, and is delighted to be playing King Arthur, the proud monarch of England.

Femke Palmer – van derKallen – Patsy, King Arthur’s devoted manservant
Femke was born and raised in Eindhoven, Holland. From a young age she performed in many local theatre shows. She continued singing and dancing lessons throughout her childhood, directed children’s plays in her community and studied musical theatre. At 18, Femke left Holland to travel. Years passed and she ended up living here on the Coast with her Australian partner, now husband. She picked up her love of theatre again, performing in Noosa Arts “Side by Side by Sondheim” and as Nancy in “Oliver”, then an ancestor in Coolum’s “The Addams Family” last year.

Spamalot is coming in November! Audition July 31 or August 3

By | Auditions, Spamalot

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Auditions for Spamalot (to be directed by Linda Gefken) will be Monday 31 July (7:30pm) and Thursday 3 August (7:30pm) at the Coolum Civic Centre.  Callbacks, if required, will be Mon Aug 7th.

The first rehearsal is Monday 14 August and then continue every Monday (8pm – 10pm) and Wednesday (6:30pm – 9:30pm).

Tech weekend is 11/12 Nov (notional 10am – 5pm).

The 6 shows are all in November – Fri 17, Sat 18, Sun 19, Fri 24, Sat 25 and Sun 26.

More information will be posted as it’s available on our auditions page ( or sign up to our auditions Email list to be kept informed.