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August 2016

Join us for a Meal & to Mingle

By | Events (not specifically a show)


Meal & Mingle

It’s been a while “between drinks” so we thought…….
Let’s take the opportunity to invite you to a spring social catch-up.
Reacquaint old friendships and meet some new faces.
Bring family and friends for a night of food, fun, music and merriment.

Saturday 8th October 2016

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@ The Rec Club, 222 The Avenue, Peregian Springs
Time: 6pm arrival for complimentary glass of bubbles
$30 p/p for 2 course dinner of main and dessert (alternate drop, dietary requirements catered for)
Wet bar available, no BYO
Lucky door prize – One hour massage courtesy

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Bookings only on line – ticket required for entry
Book by Fri. 30th September. Numbers are limited, so book early but please be advised there are no refunds.

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Mothers, old and new, set to grace the stage

By | Motherhood The Musical

Announcing the cast of Motherhood the Musical, following a successful audition process, the 4 leads are:

  • Amy, is Erin Low from Brisbane (who played Sister Amnesia in our production of Nunsense in 2014) – a naive young woman about to have her first child;
  • Brooke, is Susie Bushnell (from North Lakes) – a hard working lawyer who barely sees her kids;
  • Barb, is Amanda Zinn (well known from Caloundra Chorale) a stressed out mother of five, and
  • Tasha, is Lou Lou McDonald (a Sunshine Coast actress) a single mother seeking to balance work, her family and a divorce.


Julia Loaney, last seen as grandma in Addams Family, makes a cameo appearance as as Amy’s mother – not 102 years old in this one!


Thanks to all the females who came along to audition, both Director Jennifer Rousset and Musical Director JR had a difficult decision-making process due to the high standard of talent.

Here’s to the “Coolum Connection”

By | Other News

Winners at the Sunshine Coast Theatre Festival over the weekend!


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(L-R) Daniel Evans, Joy Marshall, Jennifer Rousset, Sam Coward

Brisbane Adjudicator Daniel Evans, awarded Jennifer Rousset, Best Director for “Golf, Marriage and Other Murderous Affairs”, which was also awarded Second Best Play.


Whilst Rob Attenborough aka Uncle Fester in our recent production of “The Addams Family” won the Philip Chappell Memorial Award for Best Unpublished Script – “Senses Working Overtime”.  Well done, congratulations to you both and all your cast.


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(L-R) Daniel Evans, Rob Attenborough, Sam Coward

Senses Cast

(L-R) Morgen Addams, Tayla Simpson, Liz Bear, Andrew Moon, Rob Attenborough, Rochelle Cameron and Colin Donnelly

Harper Ramsay awarded CTP $1,000 Bursary

By | Other News

HARPER RAMSEY, aspiring new talent, was awarded the Coolum Theatre Players $1,000 Arts Bursary at the Sunshine Coast Youth Theatre Festival Awards Sunday 14th August, by Brisbane Adjudicator Daniel Evans

harper ramsey bursaryFiona Bastion, Harper Ramsey, Julia Loaney with Adjudicator Daniel Evans

We are thrilled that fifteen year old Harper Ramsey, who played the March Hare in our pantomime ‘Alice in Wonderland’ last year, was awarded this prestigious bursary.  He comes from a family with long involvement in the arts and started acting with Drama Fun’s home school drama class when he was 8 years old. His first notable role was the following year as Scar in an adaptation of ‘The Lion King’.

Harper was with the Eumundi Indee Theatre for 3 years, performing in multiple pantomimes and plays, including the role of Bunty in their centenary production of ‘Seven Little Australians’. He also began to study other aspects of performing including dance and voice.

In January, 2015, Harper joined Johanna Wallace’s Little Seed Theatre Company. Since then he has immersed himself in the varied classes and workshops with guest tutors covering physical theatre, character development, improvisation, musical theatre, and Stanislavsky Method.

He currently takes part in the Secondary Acting Masterclass and Musical Theatre and is a teen mentor to the Primary Acting Masterclass. His roles with Little Seed so far have been Narrator 2 in ‘The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza’ (winning 2nd Best Play at the 2015 Sunshine Coast Youth Theatre Festival), the Albatross in ‘Alice Dreaming’, and most recently the Comedian in this year’s SCTF winning play, ‘A Dollar’, on 14th August. Harper will next be on stage as Joseph in Little Seed’s December Musical ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’.

Coolum Theatre Players acknowledge that today’s youth are the future of local theatre and wish to encourage their passion for the performing arts. This Award will be used for skills development courses, mentoring programs and relevant items which may assist in Harper’s art’s development.  Congratulations from us all.

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Harper Ramsey as the March Hare in Alice in Wonderland pantomime

Meet Jennifer Rousset, director of “Motherhood the Musical”

By | Motherhood The Musical

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Jennifer has been involved in live theatre for about 30 years (20 of them in the UK), including very large musicals, comedies, dramas and children’s theatre.

Leaving her Pro-Am musical theatre society in England and moving to the Sunshine Coast 12 years ago, she immediately embraced the local theatre scene.  Since then, she has acted, choreographed, sung, danced and directed numerous productions from Noosa to Caloundra and sees no reason to stop any time soon.

Her most recent on stage performance with Coolum Theatre Players was in “Four Weddings and an Elvis” where she played the chapel owner/marriage celebrant in all four scenes.

Jennifer lives in Twin Waters with her husband of 30 years Gil and they have 2 sons in their 20’s.  She works full time for Life Education Qld (Healthy Harold) a well-known and loved charity since 1979, a job she enjoys very much.

“Motherhood the Musical” will be the fourth production Jennifer’s been involved in with Coolum Theatre Players.

2016 AGM Notice

By | Events (not specifically a show)

The 2016 AGM for the Coolum Theatre Players will be held on TUESDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER 2016 AT 7.30PM at the COOLUM CIVIC CENTRE

All positions on the Committee will become vacant so we urge all of you who are interested in the future of Coolum Theatre Players to please attend and show your support.

If you are unable to attend the AGM but would like to be involved, could you please complete a nomination & proxy form showing in which capacity/role you would like to be involved with Coolum Theatre Players.  Please note that all committee members must be financial members of the group so you may also need to complete & submit the Membership Form.

All nominations are required to be submitted by August 23rd.  Proxies must be received by the start of the AGM.

Formal AGM Notice

CTP 2016 AGM agenda

Nomination & Proxy Form

CTP 2015 AGM minutes


CTP Membership Form


Tea/coffee will be served at the conclusion of the meeting.

Kind regards

Jenny Gilcrist