MARCH / APRIL 2022

Calendar Girls – Directed by Barbara Ryan

Synopsis

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

Please contact Director Barbara Ryan via email at: barbararyan54@hotmail.com or mobile
0421 865 796 if you wish to audition and she will send you the cast list, synopsis and audition form.

Auditions

Monday 6th December at 7.30pm, Coolum Civic Theatre
Wednesday 8th December at 6.30pm, Coolum Civic Theatre

Show dates

Friday 25th, Saturday 26th of March & Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd April at 7.30
Sunday 27th March & Sunday 3rd April at 2.oopm

JULY 2022

Avenue Q – Directed by Jesse Hana Ellison

Synopsis

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: jesse.hana@yahoo.com or 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

Auditions:

Monday 28th & Tuesday 29th March at 7.30pm, Coolum Civic Centre

Show dates:

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 president@coolumtheatre.com.au or committee@coolumtheatre.com.au