‘STORIES IN THE DARK’ AT DREAMHOUSE THEATRE

Dreamhouse Theatre Company brings to you Debra Oswald’s ‘Stories in the Dark’.  This deeply moving and profound play explores the power and limits of stories about friendship, loss and survival.

Where: Southern Peninsula Arts Centre

When: 31 March to 1 April

Cost: $20 or $15 concession

Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=268690

RIGHT HERE: STORIES OF WOMEN OF THE MORNINGTON PENINSULA

1A Woman’s Place brings you the premiere of “Right Here”, a new theatre work created by Carole Patullo and Jane Bayly, from stories shared by women who live on the Mornington Peninsula. 

Where: Southern Peninsula Arts Centre, 245 Eastbourne Road, Rosebud 

When: Sunday March 5th, 5pm 

Tickets: $20 adult, $15 concession 

For more information, visit https://awomansplace2017.squarespace.com/

COMMUNITY THEATRE MOURNS THE LOSS OF A FOUNDING MEMBER

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MYLES HENRY SHARPE 19th February 1927 – 11th September 2014

It was with deep sadness, that Mornington CEF Players farewelled much loved founding member Myles Sharpe.  Myles, together with his wife Val, was an integral part of the local theatre community and the Mornington community at large.  Born and bred in Mornington, Myles’s love of theatre began with weekly visits to the Plaza Theatre in Main Street (now the First Choice Complex), where from the age of 11 he sold ice creams at interval.  In his late teens he worked as a projectionist in the city before returning to Mornington to work at the Plaza in the same capacity.   In 1948 he was a founding member of CEF PLAYERS. Over the past 66 years he has helped entertain generations of theatre goers, whether On Stage, Directing, or in any one of his many other roles, including Ticket Seller, PR Agent or the very popular role of Lolly Seller. Many past and present CEF members were in attendance at his funeral. At Val’s request, Lauren Stewart of CEF sang ‘There’s No Business Like Show Business’, as a fitting Final Farewell.  This gentle giant of a man, will be greatly missed and our heartfelt condolences go out to Val and her family.

THERE’S NO PEOPLE LIKE SHOW PEOPLE, THEY SMILE WHEN THEY ARE LOW, YESTERDAY THEY TOLD YOU, YOU WOULD NOT GO FAR, THAT NIGHT YOU OPEN AND THERE YOU ARE, NEXT DAY ON YOUR DRESSING ROOM THEY’VE HUNG A STAR, LET’S GO ON WITH THE SHOW!

WHAT’S ON @ THE ACTORS SHED

 

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What: The Actors Shed 2014/2015.  Courses & casual classes available.  Find out how to get your courses for free

Chekhov Technique Aug 10th

Script Analysis Dec 5-7th

Meisner Technique 13th Sept – 29th Nov (entry by audition)

Script on Impulse Feb 8-April 11th 2015

Advanced Meisner Technique April 2015

What: Intensive courses with Harriet James for actors of all levels beginners welcome

Where: Blairgowrie Snr Citz Hall

When: Sat Aug 10th, Sat Sept 13 – Nov 29th & Sat Dec 5-7th

Contact: Harriet for bookings or if you would like to observe a class on 0487 918 015 or 59854284

Visit: website for further details www.actorsshed.com.au

workshops Nov 13

 

MORNINGTON CEF PLAYERS PRESENTS BLACK COMEDY

What: Mornington CEF Players presents Black Comedy

Where: Bellamy Hall, Albert Street , Mornington

When: March 28 to April 8 visit www.cefplayers.com.au for specific details of times and dates

Tickets: Book online www.cefplayers.com.au or phone 0467 185 176

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AUDITIONS WITH CEF

What:  Auditions for the play Black Comedy, a play written by Peter Shaffer and to be directed by Adam C. Nash
Audition Bookings 0467 185 176
When: Tuesday 28th January from 7:30pm Thursday 30th January from 7:30pm and Sunday 2nd February from 2pm
Characters: 8 (approximate age)
Brindsley Miller (to look 28-33)
Carol Melkett (to look 20-25)
Miss Furnival (to look 50+)
Colonel Melkett (to look 60+)
Harold Gorringe (to look 35-40)
Schuppanzigh (to look 40-50)
Clea (to look 28-33)
Georg Bamberger (to look 40-50)

No Double Casting – Cast must commit fully
Age – If someone is perfect for the role, we shall bend the rules.
Accent – English (various dialects depending on character) or German.

SYNOPSIS  Struggling artist Brindsley Miller and his fiancée Carol are having a party with the aim of impressing Carol’s bombastic father, Colonel Melkett, and millionaire Georg Bamberger, who may buy some of Brindsley’s sculptures. They have borrowed (without permission) the furniture and effects of their fussy neighbour, Harold, to make the flat more presentable. Before the guests arrive the main fuse blows, plunging the flat into darkness; only we, the audience, can see what is happening. What follows is a frantic romp with unexpected visitors, mistaken identities, and surprises lurking in every dark corner! The result, as you might expect, is chaotic, disastrous – and very funny!

THE CHARACTERS

BRINDSLEY MILLER: A young sculptor (mid-twenties), intelligent and attractive, but nervous and uncertain of himself.

CAROL MELKETT: His fiancée. A young debutante; very pretty, very spoiled; very silly. Her sound is that unmistakable, terrifying deb quack.

MISS FURNIVAL: A middle-aged lady. Prissy and refined. Clad in the blouse and sack skirt of her gentility, her hair in a bun, her voice in a bun, she reveals only the repressed gestures of the middle-class spinster – until alcohol undoes her.

COLONEL MELKETT: CAROL’s commanding father. Brisk, barky, yet given to sudden vocal calms which suggest a deep and alarming instability. It is not only the constant darkness which gives him his look of wide-eyed suspicion.

HAROLD GORRINGE: The bachelor owner of an antique-china shop, and BRINDSLEY’s neighbour, HAROLD comes from the North of England. His friendship is highly conditional and possessive: sooner or later, payment for it will be asked. A specialist in emotional blackmail, he can become hysterical when slighted, or (as inevitably happens) rejected. He is older than BRINDSLEY by several years.

SCHUPPANZIGH: A German refugee, chubby, cultivated, and effervescent. He is an entirely happy man, delighted to be in England, even if this means being employed full time by the London Electricity Board.

CLEA: BRINDSLEY’s ex-mistress. Mid-twenties; dazzling, emotional, bright and mischievous. The challenge to her to create a dramatic situation out of the darkness is ultimately irresistible.

GEORG BAMBERGER: An elderly millionaire art collector, easily identifiable as such. Like the Electrician, he is a German.

Contact: www.cefplayers.com.au

AUDITIONS WITH THE ACTORS SHED

Harriet James the fox

What: A fantastic opportunity for Mornington Peninsula based actors come and audition for THE FOX   By Allan Miller. A classic drama based on the novel by D H Lawrence and will be directed by Harriet James (The Actor’s Shed)

What: Auditions for THE FOX – by appointment only

Wanted: 1 male & 2 female lead actors 30s-40s

Where: Blairgowrie Snr Citz Hall 13 William Road Blairgowrie 3942

When: Auditions held Feb 9  Performances 23-27 April

Contact: Email CV & Photo to

“AUDITIONS PLAY” theactorsshed@westnet.com.au

For further information visit: www.actorsshed.com.au or phone Harriet James 0487 918 015 (or 59854284)

Facebook: “The Actor’s Shed” https://facebook.com/livingtruthfully

COMMUNITY THEATRE NEWS

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COSTUME HIRE

CEF Players has large sets of high quality theatrical costumes for many shows.   The Costume Factory hires out costumes to school’s, theatre companies & other organisations at community rates. If you are interested in costume hire contact us at info@cefplayers.com.au  or by phone on 0467 185 176
Black Comedy auditions

AUDITIONS

The forthcoming Production of Black Comedy is now open for Auditions.
Director : Adam Nash
Production Designer : Adam Nash & Daniel Jow
When: Auditions will be held at Bellamy Hall, Albert Street, Mornington
Tuesday 28th January from 7:30pm.
Thursday 30th January from  7.30pm.
 Sunday 2nd February from 2.00pm.
If you would like more information please visit www.cefplayers.com.au or to book an audition please phone  0467 185 176
or email info@cefplayers.com.au

 

 

WANTED: ACTORS OF ALL AGES

STORYTELLING WORKSHOPS Jan 2014

What: The Actor’s Shed invites actors to apply to participate in their FREE storytelling workshops.  The workshops will give you with the opportunity to experience professional actors, writers & directors in putting your acting skills into practice.

Be a part of a creative team; with opportunities for networking & showcasing of talents.  Actors of all ages & levels are encouraged to apply, some experience would be welcome.

Where: Blairgowrie Snr Citz Hall, 13 William Road, Blairgowrie 3942.

When: Jan – March 2014

If you would like to apply please send recent Resume & headshot to ACTOR/WRITER/DIRECTOR WORKSHOPS  at theactorsshed@westnet.com.au  

For further details visit: www.actorsshed.com.au

Email will be sent confirming receipt of application. Actors will be contacted re casting and availability as dates confirmed.

FREE DRAMA WORKSHOPS WITH THE ACTORS SHED @ BLAIRGOWRIE

What: Actors wanted for workshops with emerging writers and directors. Help them bring their stories to life, strengthening character and scenes using improvisation. Help bring their story closer to production showcasing your talent at the same time. Required for improvisations in writer/director script development workshops. Actors all ages encouraged to apply.

Where: The Actor’s Shed Drama Club Blairgowrie activities hall/Snr citz. 13 William Road Blairgowrie When: Sat 24th Nov, Sat 30th Nov, Sun 1st Dec 9am-3pm

Contact: See website for further details www.actorsshed.com.au or ring Harriet James 0487 918 015 workshops Nov 13

CEF PLAYERS PRESENTS JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

What: Not long until opening night of Jesus Christ Superstar proudly presented by Mornington CEF Players  Hurry book your tickets or you may miss out on what is shaping up to be a fantastic show!

Directed by Val Hardie with Musical Direction by Ben Heels

When: From Friday 15 – Nov 24

Bookings on line @ www.cefplayers.com.au or phone 0467 185 176

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DRAMA CLUB WITH HARRIET JAMES

What: A SERIES OF FREE DRAMA WORKSHOPS Spring into action with acting for energy and well-being.  Fun exercises, acting and improvisation for energy and well-being these classes are full of variety and you won’t have time to think!

Hilarious improvisations and techniques to relax you, energize you and release your playful soul.  Give your confidence a boost!

Spring is here and its time to dust off the cobwebs and get out of the house and into the theatre!

Come and take the leap by joining this class and seeing where it takes you.

Where: Blairgowrie Snr Citz Hall, 13 William Road, Blairgowrie

When: Sun 10th Nov 10:30am-2:30pm (BYO lunch)

For further enquiries: contact Harriet James 0487-918015

Beginners of all ages welcome.

Bookings essential

 

MORNINGTON CEF PLAYERS PRESENTS JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

What: Mornington CEF Players presents Jesus Christ Superstar

When/ Showdates: November 15 – 24, 2013

Ticket Dates open: August 16

Where: St. Peters Church Hall, Albert Street, Mornington

Enquiries: 0467 185 176

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STUDIO SORRENTO PLAYERS PRESENTS HOTEL SORRENTO A PLAY BY HANNIE RAYSON

Who: Studio Sorrento Players

What: Hotel Sorrento by Hannie Rayson

Where: Sorrento Activities Centre, cnr Melbourne/Queens Rds, Sorrento

When: 24th-27th April Time: 7.30 pm Cost: $20, $16 ($18 and $14 pre-paid)

Contact: 5985-1631 Email rcd492000@yahoo.com.au

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CEF’S PRODUCTION OF STEEL MAGNOLIAS OPENS TONIGHT

What: CEF’s latest production of Steel Magnolias Opens tonight!

Directors: Andrew & Rosemary Pollock

The quintessential story of friendship and trust, “Steel Magnolias” serves up a southern slice of life that’s as warm and comforting as sweet potato pie! In the world of Truvy’s local-homegrown beauty salon, six very different women come together to share their secrets, fears and love for one another while engaging the audience in hysterical and neighbourly gossip. From weddings to divorces, babies to funerals, new beginnings to happy endings, they share each moment in their lives with grace, determination, and perfectly coiffed hair. When tragedy strikes, it is in the familiar comfort of Truvy’s salon where they seek the solace and support that carries them through.

Show dates are:  March 15,16,17,22,23,24, as it is a marvellous piece of theatre it would be a shame if you missed an opportunity to see the show, and to share the laughter and tears!  Please feel free to pass this on and  please forgive me if you have been inundated with previous notifications – but I would hate you to miss out!

For Bookings Phone: 5975 5904 or book online @ http://cefplayers.com.au 

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MORNINGTON CEF PRESENTS STEEL MAGNOLIAS

What:  Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling, Directed by Andrew and Rosemary Pollock

When: March 15 – 24 2013

Where: Bellamy Hall, Albert Street, Mornington

Tickets: $20 Adults, $17 Concession $14 Child

Bookings: Online  www.cefplayers.com.au/  or Phone 03 5975 5904
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PELICAN THEATRE’S LATEST PRODUCTION

What:   The Uncredible Adventures of  Captain Justice

When: Nov 16 – 24 2012 8pm Matinees on Saturdays

Where: Hastings Hall 3 High Street Hastings

Tickets: $18 & $15 concession

Visit:  www.pelicantheatre.org.au 

Contact: Christine on 5979 3202

PANORAMA PRESENTS CINDERELLA APRIL 2013 @ FRANKSTON ART CENTRE

What:  Information night

Where: The Studio @ PCT, Cnr Wilsons Road and Nepean Highway Mornington

When: Friday November 23 @ 7.30pm

Contact: www.panoramatheatre.com.au/Auditions

Auditions: November 30, December 1, 2 @ Padua College Mornington