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!


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)

“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.


·         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.

Spamalot is coming in November! Audition July 31 or August 3

By | Auditions, Spamalot

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Auditions for Spamalot (to be directed by Linda Gefken) will be Monday 31 July (7:30pm) and Thursday 3 August (7:30pm) at the Coolum Civic Centre.  Callbacks, if required, will be Mon Aug 7th.

The first rehearsal is Monday 14 August and then continue every Monday (8pm – 10pm) and Wednesday (6:30pm – 9:30pm).

Tech weekend is 11/12 Nov (notional 10am – 5pm).

The 6 shows are all in November – Fri 17, Sat 18, Sun 19, Fri 24, Sat 25 and Sun 26.

More information will be posted as it’s available on our auditions page ( or sign up to our auditions Email list to be kept informed.

“Mum” is no longer the word

By | Auditions, Motherhood The Musical

“Mum” is no longer the word, as auditions approach for “Motherhood the Musical”.  From the producers of “Menopause the Musical”, this heart-warming, hilarious musical is a journey about the lives of three girlfriends who throw Amy a baby shower.  The truth about motherhood – the good, the bad and the laundry – comes into the open!

Directed by Sunshine Coast award winning actress Jennifer Rousset (having performed with Coolum, more recently in “Four Weddings and An Elvis” as the Marriage Celebrant) and under the musical direction of John Rush (JR), you’ll be assured this entertainment is the perfect show for anyone who is, has, or knows a mum!

For those women keen to Audition, there’s an information night on Wednesday 10th August at 6.30pm at Coolum Civic Centre.  Auditions will follow on Saturday 27th August at 2pm and Sunday 28th at 10am also at Coolum Civic Centre.  Click here or ring Jennifer on 0405 124 785 for further information

Are you the world’s greatest detective?

By | Auditions

Auditions for our August show, “Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Stolen Suspender”, are just three weeks away and we’re looking for the world’s greatest detective, Dr Watson (his sidekick) and whole cast of characters to make this incredibly funny play come to life.

Set in Victorian England in 1895 our victim, Amelia Prude, seeks out London’s best known detective who might just have found a case worthy of his intellect.

Upon retiring to bed one night, Amelia disturbed a thief who managed to grab her prized possession, a jewel encrusted suspender, before making a hasty exit.

This, along with other recent jewel thefts, bears all the hallmarks of the evil villain Moriarty – but he was seen falling to his death at the Reichenbach Falls.  Did he survive the unsurvive’able?  Or has someone new taken over the role of the dastardly mastermind?

Join Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson as they travel across the country to discover just who has stolen the valuable garment!  Gasp as they battle snakes, Tasmanian devils and wicked nuns!  Marvel as the greatest detective ever seeks to vanquish his latest foe!

For full details, see our auditions page here or for more information contact the director, David Coleman, on 0408 074768.

“The Addams Family” auditions next week

By | Addams Family, Auditions

We hope that you have had a great Christmas and are looking forward to fun-filled 2016.

Auditions for our first show of the year “The Addams Family” are on next week.  They are being held on the ground floor of 12 Williams Street, Coolum  (next to Mitre 10).

Monday 18th January 2016 @ 7pm
Wednesday 20th January 2016 @ 7pm

For full details on what’s required at the auditions, please click audition details .

The rehearsals will be held at the Coolum Civic Centre on Monday & Wednesday nights from Feb 8th

The show dates are 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 & 29 May.

All the best

Coolum Theatre Players

PS Tickets are now on-sale for our trivia night (all profits are being donated to Coolum heARTs) and also for “The Addams Family