JULY 2021
Directed by Barbara Ryan

Jean McConnell has written five twist-in-the-tail playlets for two women –
all set on a seaside promenade – that are by turns funny and poignant.
These delightful plays run for approximately 15mins – 20mins each.

“Shoppers” two well-to-do shopaholics have a rather surprising secret.

“Early Blight” is a heart-breaking exploration of a doomed mother/daughter relationship.

“Dancers” wittily dissects the tea-dancing world of two skittish women.

“Late Frost” is a drama in which a woman finds out her best friend had an affair with her late husband.

“Doggies” a hilarious tale about two very different types of dog-owners.

Casting: 10 Women (various ages)

Info night 7pm 8th April.
Auditions to be held Tuesday 13th and Thursday 15th of April 7pm sharp.
At the Coolum Civic Centre, Park street Coolum.

Performance dates are 16, 17, 18 July and 23, 24 and 25 July 2021.

 


 

NOVEMBER 2021

 

Directed by Linda Gefken

Ladies in Black by Carolyn Burns with music by Tim Finn is a wonderful musical that follows the lives of the women working in Ladies Wear in a big department store in the 1950s over the Christmas holidays.

We follow the stories of growth and change of several of the women: a coming of age, a marriage breakdown and finding new love.  Also covering issues of the time: a woman’s place is in the home having babies, casual racism and “a girl doesn’t need a university education”.

Based on an Australian novel “The Women in Black” by Madeleine St John and spawning the “relentlessly optimistic” 2018 movie, this “feel-good show is a unicorn of the stage: a full-blown, home-grown musical that actually works” (Sydney Morning Herald).

Ladies in Black will be directed for the Coolum Theatre Players by Linda Gefken (We Will Rock You, Spamalot, Sweet Charity), auditioned in June/July,
staged in November and will be a visual delight as well a musical treat
featuring well known faces and newcomers.

Casting:
11 women and 6 men
(minimum 8F and 3M with doubling)

Also looking for Musicians, Crew and Front of House –
Coolum Theatre Players welcomes all.
Information night to be held July 12th at 6.30pm.

Auditions will be held 2nd August @ 7.30 & 4th August @ 6.30