Calendar Girls – Directed by Barbara Ryan
When Annie’s husband John dies of leukaemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manager to persuade four fellow Women’s Institute members, Cora, Celia, Ruth and Jessie to pose nude with them for an “alternative” calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence. The news of the women’s charitable venture spreads like wildfire and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales. The calendar is a success but Chris and Annie’s friendship is put to the test under the stain of their new-found fame.
Based on a true story of eleven WI members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the leukaemia Research Fund.
The play in set in Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales in modern time.
The nudity is tastefully presented and is a brief moment in time in the scheme of the whole story.
A northern English accent is preferred. It has a mingling of pathos and comedy.’
By arrangement with ORIGIN TM Theatrical. On behalf of Samuel French. A Concord Theatricals Company
This show has been cast and is currently in rehearsals.
Friday 25th, Saturday 26th of March & Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd April at 7.30
Sunday 27th March & Sunday 3rd April at 2.oopm
Avenue Q – Directed by Jesse Hana Ellison
A puppet-filled comedy follows a group of twenty-somethings seeking their purpose in big-city life.
Winner of the Tony “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart.
The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it’s clear that this is not your ordinary neighbourhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life.
Filled with gut-busting humour and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favourite for audiences everywhere. Although the show addresses humorous adult issues, it is similar to a beloved children’s show; a place where puppets are friends, Monsters are good and life lessons are learned.
Please contact Director Jesse Hana Ellison via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or text her mobile
0409482957 if you wish to audition and she will send you the cast list, synopsis and audition form.
By arrangement with MUSICAL THEATRE INTERNATIONAL (MTI) AUSTRALASIA
Monday 28th & Tuesday 29th March at 7.30pm, Coolum Civic Centre
Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd & Friday 29th, Saturday 30th July at 7.30pm
Sunday 24th & 31st July at 2.00pm
November / December 2022
To be advised
Directors submissions welcome.
Please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org