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Vale Edna Tiley, RIP

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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

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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

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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.


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

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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.”

Heath Maltman awarded life membership

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At the 2017 AGM, Heath Maltman was awarded Life Membership to Coolum Theatre Players by the Committee for his outstanding dedication in the technical department, spanning 10 years.

2017 AGM - Heath

In 2007 CTP were desperate to find a lighting person for an upcoming production and this 30 year old greens keeper came on board with enthusiasm.  He has dabbled with lighting desks, follow spots, smoke machines, strobe lights, sound desks, microphones, miles of leads and cables to ensure the cast in 200 shows over this period have shone on stage.   Over the years we’ve upgraded our equipment and he’s diligently learnt all these new digital techniques!  It was now his turn to be in the spotlight, even if for one night – seen above with re-elected President David Coleman

Eden Tregear, Sunshine Coast Theatre Fest Youth $1,000 Bursary Recipient

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Eden Tregear, Sunshine Coast Theatre Fest Youth $1,000 Bursary Recipient

2017 AGM - Eden Award

Pictured here with CTP President David Coleman @ the 2017 AGM

Eden first discovered acting at the age of 10 with Little Seed Theatre Company, and a life-long passion was born.  Her first performance was Gracious, in “Goodness Gracious”.  She has since performed in lead and minor roles in productions of “Peter Pan”, “Grease the musical”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “Fantasists”, “Alice Dreaming”, “Jungle Book”, and more.   “Even having a minor role means you can play around and turn it into whatever you want”, she said.

In Eden’s recent comedic performance, of “Australian Drama”,  for which she was awarded CTP’s $1,000 Youth Bursary by Adjudicator Lucas Stibbard, she played the role of Helena, a foreigner on exchange. The things she most enjoys about acting is the rewarding reactions from the audience and the feeling you get once you’ve successfully completed a play.  Whether you’re the wicked, cheeky fairy or a confused foreign tourist, she loves to play around with any character.

Eden intends to put the bursary towards furthering her education in drama – possibly a course or workshop.

Eden Tregear awarded CTPs’ $1,000 Youth Bursary

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Congratulations, Eden Tregear, on being awarded Coolum Theatre Players’ $1,000 Youth Bursary, by adjudicator, Lucas Stibbard, at the recent Sunshine Coast Theatre Fest.  Eden played the role of Helena, in Little Seed Theatre Company’s production, “Australian Drama”, a comedy directed by Ilsa Wynne-Hoelscher Kidd.  A record number of 19 plays in the Primary and Secondary Sections were showcased at The Lind theatre over the weekend of 19th and 20th August.  So many awards, so much talent, made for some difficult decision-making for Lucas.  So impressed, and at his discretion, he awarded 38 Certificates of Distinction.  Congratulations to all the actors, some 320 in total and their directors, on an outstanding level of performances.

Coolum Theatre Players are especially proud of Eden, as she recently played the role of the wicked Fairy Bovver Boots in our school holiday production of “Beauty and the Beast” – photo attached, (wearing green).

Eden could not be present to receive her award, so Julia Loaney, on behalf of Coolum Theatre Players, presented the Bursary Award to the director.  Photo – Lucas, Julia, Ilsa, with Bendigo Bank’s Robert Chittick.

Other photo:  Organisers and major Sponsors with Adjudicator, Lucas Stibbard