Meet Linda – our dog, husband and wife trainer (AKA director)

By | Sylvia

Linda Gefken – actress, musician, musical director and director extraordinaire!


Following the success of “The Addams Family” 2016, “Rocky Horror Picture Show” at the end of 2015, “Sweet Charity” 2014 and “Urinetown” in 2012, Linda has again taken up the challenge to direct, this time a full length play: a canine comedy by the name of “Sylvia”.

Linda has appeared on stage many times over the years, in comedies, farce, tragedy and review.  Her favourite roles were in “Necessary Targets” (a gritty story set in the refugee camps of the Serb/Croatian conflict), Noel Coward’s “Fallen Angels”, David Williamson’s “Cruise Control” at Noosa Arts and is currently rehearsing the role of the Widow Corney in “Oliver”, also at Noosa Arts.  Her first stage appearance with Coolum Theatre Players was in the small but pivotal role of Mrs Beaton in “STiFF” in 2015.

She enjoys working with the Coolum Theatre Players – “The committee is very supportive, and we have a very talented and committed membership.  The cast of “Sylvia” are amongst the best actors on the Sunshine Coast.”

“Presenting theatre in the Civic Centre is a challenge, it’s a huge hall with limited theatrical facilities but with creativity anything is possible.  And the cabaret style seating with byo snacks and drinks makes for a fabulous night out.”

Linda also works at St Andrew’s Anglican College as Choral Director and Vocal Tutor.

It was love at first sight…

By | Sylvia

sylvia Cast Kitchenclearly unimpressed…except for Greg, from the moment they met, it was love at first sight.  Greg feels like he has connected to a deeper, primal, more natural side of the world.  And this clever, flirtatious canine exerts a charismatic charm!”

Helping ‘Smart Pups Assistance Dogs’

By | Sylvia

who would have thought that “Sylvia” a canine comedy would generate so much interest from a wide variety of animal organisations including Heel-Sit & Stay, All About Pets, Coolum Vet and Smart Pups.

As part of our community involvement, we’ll be helping ‘Smart Pups Assistance Dogs’ raise awareness & funds for their super worthwhile work on the Sunshine Coast – they specialise in providing trained service dogs to assist children with special needs.  Their goal is to improve the quality of life of children with autism and seizure related syndromes through training ofdogs in ‘task specific’ skills.  Their Smart Pups reduce stress levels in children and have a profound effect on the day-to-day lives of the child and family. These positive changes continue as the bond and relationship between child and Smart Pup grows over time. You can read all about Daisy’s life as a Smart Pup. If you would like further information, visit or email