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December auditions notice

By | 2020 shows, Diplomatic Relations

Open auditions for our first production of 2020 will be taking place at Coolum Civic Centre on Monday, December 9 and again on Wednesday, December 11 starting at 7.30pm.

Diplomatic Relations is a classic fast-paced farce set in the Australian Embassy in the Republic of Guaranguay, somewhere deep in South America…

The Ambassador is trying to organise a grand independence day reception for the local dignitaries, while her husband has an unexpected female visitor who can’t seem to find anything to wear. If he can find the $2m dollars he put in a safe place he’s off to start a new life with a passionate local femme fatale, that’s if she can fight off her persistent ex-lover, who also happens to be the Chief of Police. The last thing anyone needs is an official from Canberra investigating the embassy’s accounts and an anarchist planning to cause havoc – and that’s just the half of it!

Roles:

Miranda Carruthers (Ambassador, in her 50’s)

Hamish Carruthers (Nominally the Trade Attaché. Feckless but charming husband to Miranda, 50’s)

Dorothy Huxtable (Calm, competent senior admin assistant to Miranda, 45 – 60)

Dennis Protheroe (Over-enthusiastic security officer, 50 – 60)

Col. Manuel Fegundez (Head of the Department of State Security – and the Secret Police (40 upwards)

Lisa Guinsor (Guaranguay Finance Ministry official – love interest to Hamish but still open to offers, 30 – 40’s)

Antonia Hadley (Brisk, efficient, has arrived from Canberra to inspect the accounts, 30 upwards)

Kimberley Phelps (Young and determined to rekindle her brief affair with Hamish, 20’s)

Henry Bourne (Gap-year student/ filing clerk, slightly bewildered, catches on fast, early 20’s)

Willhelmina ‘Willi’ Prinz (Anarchist in disguise and handy person, has a multi-functional tool belt, 30’s)

Vale Edna Tiley, RIP

By | Other News

Coolum Theatre Players’ friends of Edna Tiley, wish to pay their respects following her passing in Adelaide on 24th June aged 86.

Edna was a founding member of CTP who worked tirelessly behind the scenes, directed and appeared on stage in those formative years.

Her husband Pat also served as President during 1990-91. She struggled with MS in her later years, now at peace. Our sincere condolences to her family.

CTP is issuing a “Call for Directors” for Nov 2018 and 2019

By | Other News

CTP is issuing a CALL FOR DIRECTORS for our Nov 2018 season & 2019 shows (typically March, July & Nov).

In order to achieve the high quality to which we aspire, we are looking for creative, talented and experienced directors who are interested in creating theatrical magic on our stage.

Our audiences flock to see musicals and/or comedies but if you have a show in mind we’d love to hear from you.  To register your interest, please contact us or call the president (David Coleman) on 0408 074768.

Coolum Volunteer of the Year is our own Julia Loaney

By | Other News

Hot on the heels of being awarded life membership, it’s a huge CONGRATULATIONS to Coolum Theatre Players life member and past President Julia Loaney – who was acknowledged today with the Volunteer of the Year award as part of the Lions Club of Coolum Beach 2018 Australia Day Awards.

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Julia is currently away in Sydney attending to family business, so proud husband Noel accepted the award on her behalf.

Noel is pictured here with local member Dan Purdie MP

A wonderful honour for a very deserving lady. Well done Julia!!

Julia Loaney – Life Member award

By | Other News

Last night (Mon 11th December) CTP President David Coleman had the great honour of welcoming Julia Loaney into the elite family of CTP Life Members.


David & Julia with the new “Life Membership” plaque


Greg McMahon, Kathryn Rose, Fiona Bastion, David Coleman, Julia Loaney, Julie Delmore, Heath Maltman and Jenny Gilcrist at Julia’s life membership award ceremony.

Speaking at the General meeting, which unanimously supported his proposal to award her life membership, David said Julia “worked tirelessly, networked, cajoled & encouraged the local community to support CTP both as past president & our outgoing publicity officer.

[Her] efforts have made CTP the gold standard of publicity for Sunshine Coast Theatres and I will personally always be grateful for you introducing me to the Coolum Theatre Players family.

You’ve been an invaluable part of the team Julia; we thank you for everything you have done and we look forward to seeing you, working with you and making many more memories together.”

“Chain Reaction” Auditions, Dec 4 & 7

By | Auditions, Chain Reaction

Our first show for 2018 “Chain Reaction” is being auditioned on Dec 4 & 7 @ 19:30.

“Estate agents are trustworthy, ethical, professional, business people and upstanding pillars of the community who have an immense amount to contribute to society.” So says Derek Figge of Cascara and Figge (moving the nation since 1927).

He will do almost anything to get a sale. No, wait a minute; he will do anything to get a sale. Lie, cheat, steal, de-fraud you name it. However, it is all about to come crashing down around his neck.

Estate agent’s “For Sale! Boards are going missing all over town but, strangely not Derek’s. The office gets burgled. Derek puts in an ambitious insurance claim. A disgruntled client decides to take the law into her own hands and takes Derek, his pregnant assistant and an off duty Policeman captive (albeit unintentionally) at the point of a loaded Baguette. In an effort to get Derek to tell the truth (for once) his assistant uses her newly found skills in hypnotism on him. Oh dear, oh dear! He’s in trouble now.

Who is Sid and will somebody shut that bloody alarm up?

There is no need to book a time (auditions are open) and also no need to have a prepared piece.

Characters

·         Derek Figge, Owner of Cascara and Figge – 50s

·         Jane Howarth, Derek’s assistant – 18-25

·         Janice Hollis, beleaguered client – 40s

·         DCI Kevin Goodwin, CID Officer – 50s

·         Sid: The mysterious Sid, 20-40s

·         Little Sid & Shane: both 16-20

For more information check our website or contact the director David Coleman on 0408 074768.

“Winners are grinners”

By | Spamalot

2 lucky Coolum Business & Tourism members at the October Network night won double passes to see Spamalot and guests were privy to the preview of the opening scene and song of the show!