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Julie Delmore becomes our newest Life Member

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Julie Delmore, our long-time committee member and stage manager,  and a well-known Sunshine Coast theatre stalwart was awarded life membership by the Coolum Theatre Players at its AGM this month.  Pictured below left with CTP President Mallory Young, Julie has served on the CTP committee for six year and has stage managed 17 CTP productions over the last 10 years, and in total has played an active part in 138 shows, either on stage, behind the scenes or sometimes both simultaneously!  Currently the stage manager for Diplomatic Relations, Julie’s dedication to the theatre community has also been reflected in her generosity in passing on her extensive knowledge of stage management to new and less experienced volunteers.

Commenting after the AGM, Julie said: “I have loved helping to bring all of my Directors’ visions to fruition. I have loved the hundreds of talented actors and actresses that I have worked with. I have loved all of my tech crews and backstage crews, without whom there would be no show. But most of all, I have loved the feeling of ‘family’ that the committee of Coolum Theatre Players espouses. I am humbled and honoured and looking forward to the next 10!”

Break out the greasepaint! We’re on our way!

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Have you missed us? We’ve missed you! It feels like forever since we were on the point of welcoming audiences to enjoy a good night out seeing our comedy, Diplomatic Relations. Our hopes were dashed by Covid-19 at the last minute and boy, were we disappointed. Even worse – so were you, our faithful theatre fans.

Now, with the recent opening of our venue, Coolum Civic Centre, and with a hefty Covid Safety Plan all drawn up to keep everyone in the venue safe, we’re blowing the cobwebs off our stage set and everyone in the cast is brushing up their lines. All we need now is the final confirmation of our performance dates – which we hope to be able to tell you very shortly!

We’ll also keep you posted on news about Diplomatic Relations and our 2021 season via our monthly newsletter and our Facebook page (see links below).

 

 

There’s a role for everyone at CTP! Why not join us?

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Are you fascinated by the world of theatre? Not ready to be onstage yet or not really interested in acting?  There’s still a way you can be an essential part of Coolum Theatre Players – join us behind the scenes!

The roles we have on offer include:

Wardrobe: everything related to costumes. If you can sew a simple hem, press garments or if you can turn your hand to adding sequins or taking in a skirt, we’d love to have you. But there’s more to wardrobe than that – we also look after wigs, help the actors dress, are on hand in performances for quick changes. And we are always prepared to tackle costume emergencies when a safety pin can save the day!

 Lighting & sound:  Without our techies we’d be speechless and in the dark! We are looking for up and coming technicians who can run a sound desk and make sure our actors are always in the limelight.  Whether you already have some experience or would like to learn the skills alongside one of our techie team, please get in touch with us and find out more.

Stage management: Our tri-annual productions keep us all on our toes and no-one is busier than our stage manager, who runs the show backstage singlehandedly. However, we’d love more ASMs – Assistant Stage Managers – to learn the wide range of skills that keep our shows on track, on time and thoroughly professional. If you have stage management skills or would like to learn from an expert – join us!

Props: Under the eye of the stage manager, you’ll be responsible for ensuring that our props are present and in good working order throughout the run of performances. Nobody wants to be on stage and realise that the telephone they need to pick up is still backstage!

Stage crew: These team members construct our sets and move them about. They also do wonders with all sorts of materials to create effects that you’d swear are real. There may be some heavy lifting involved, so we need people with strong arms as well as skills such as carpentry or painting.

Front of House: The FoH team are our helpful meeters and greeters. Usually seen wearing a CTP t-shirt, or occasionally dressed up to match the show’s theme, they guide our ticket holders to their tables, point out where the loos are, and sell coffee, tea or raffle tickets – all with grace and a smile. If you are lively and helpful, and like to interact with people, this could be the very thing for you!

All these roles are voluntary, and we welcome people of any age who want to get involved with our happy and friendly community theatre family. If you are interested in joining us or want to know more, please contact us at president@coolumtheatre.com.au