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June 2017

Having a ball

By | Other News

More than 120 business, tourist attractions, community and voluntary personnel attended last night’s Coolum Business & Tourism Network Night hosted by Sunshine Coast Destination at the Coolum Surf Club.

Netball Coach & Trophy Coolum Theatre Players publicity Julia Loaney and treasurer Noel Loaney had two winning grins last night.  Meeting Noeline Taurua, coach of the Lightning, Sunshine Coast’s  Netball Premiers and being acknowledged by Councillor Steve Robinson with the news that the Coolum Civic Centre will be air conditioned by the end of this year.   Watch this space for updates on the progress.

Two new playwrights ‘One Act Plays’ get an airing

By | Events (not specifically a show)

The rehearsed play readings of “Board Games” by Andrew Moon and “Tinder Surprise” by Sherelle Scott attracted approximately 50 people to the Coolum Civic Centre on Saturday evening, 10th June.  Cabaret seating set the scene with guests bringing their usual nibbles and drinks.  Both were very polished performances with all cast in costume, sceneries and props set in place, lighting and sound operational.  The only difference was that the cast had scripts in their hands!  The feedback has been very beneficial with some comments being:  “I was surprised to find that I really enjoyed both plays. They were certainly good enough, in my opinion, to be part of the NATs One Acts.”   In Board Games:  “Jokes were great, liked the humour throughout especially the twist at the end”.  Tinder Surprise:  “Thoroughly enjoyed the play, the characters, the storyline, humour.  Impressed with ‘Stella’ character”.

Overall:  There was overwhelming support for both plays.

  • “They were impressive”,
  • “Congrats to both writers – good scripts and characters”
  • “Look forward to seeing both plays in the future”

Princesses for an afternoon, thanks to Belle and friends

By | Beauty and the Beast

How many little girls can say they’ve shared afternoon tea with a beauty named, Belle?

beauty winners afternoon tea

beauty afternoon tea 2

Well, there were smiles all round last week when the winners of the recent colouring-in competition sat down and did just that. Sitting outside the Marcoola Community Bank branch of Bendigo Bank, mascot Piggy came along as well as manager, Kerryn Vincart and Coolum Theatre Players’, Julia Loaney to provide extra giggles.

Fairy, Goody-Two-Shoes also made a guest appearance to help present the winners of the beautifully coloured-in masterpieces with their prize packages. Telina Ellis (Coolum State School), Indianna Winter (Coolum Beach Christian College), Lucy Schaber (Pacific Paradise State School) and Lana Charles (Peregian Springs State School) were the standout entries, but thanks must go to all who entered the competition.

Beauty and the Beast is taking place during the upcoming school holidays. Director, Johanna Wallace said the production is a particular favourite of hers.

Opening with two shows on Saturday, 24 and Sunday, 25 June and Saturday, July 1 and Sunday, July 2 at 11.00am and 2.00pm Coolum Civic Centre, this pantomime promises to warm the heart of all who go along.

The shows will be performed in theatre style seating on a first-come basis. Gelato Mio Ice Cream vouchers will also be on hand for the fanciest dressed young audiences

It’s a tale as old as time – don’t miss it!


Photos thanks to Ian Williams (Bendigo Bank)