ACTORS WANTED

Actors required for a workshop reading of “Forgetting” by local writer Sean Byrne on Thursday 18th May at 7.30pm at the theatre.

Sean can be contacted for further details on 9404 7843 or 0449 923 292 or byr_sean@hotmail.com

“Forgetting” is a play about Alzheimer’s which looks at three generations of a family and the difference in the relationship between a father and son and a grandfather and grandson.

The characters needed for this initial reading are –
Grandfather 60 +,
Father 45 +,
Grandson 18 – 25
and one female 18 – 25

Please contact Sean directly if you are interested in this workshop so he can gauge the interest in this play reading.

President’s Spot

Hi Everyone,

I am delighted to now be the President of Wanneroo Repertory at the Limelight Theatre and I thank not only those who voted me into this position, but to all of you who came along to the Annual General Meeting – we have never had so many members interested in an AGM! We also have several new members on the committee who will, I am sure, inject some new blood and new ideas into the running of the theatre. We are all still working out exactly what our roles are and will be, and with the constitution about to change, we will need to be flexible in our approach to the management of the Group.

This is the first year that we are trialling a different performance schedule with 8 performances over 2 weeks instead of our previous 9 performances over 3 weeks. You will have noticed that we have now included a Sunday matinee performance which, for the additional cost of $5, will provide you with afternoon tea after the curtain comes down! The reason for this change was to open up the calendar to allow other events and performances both in the theatre and in the foyer. We have already had a performance by students from Wanneroo Secondary College, we had the Folkin’ Bogans last month and we will have a “Songs from the Shows” karaoke in July plus a northern suburbs children’s choir will perform later in the year. We wanted to invite the community into our theatre and realised that the theatre foyer was being under-utilised, and we are looking for other events, acts or performers, particularly on Saturday nights when the theatre is not in use. 

So, if you have any ideas about how our theatre should be run, what you would like to see on the stage or in the foyer, please contact me or any of the committee who will be happy to listen to your ideas for the future of the Limelight Theatre. 

Hope to see you at “It Runs in the Family” – I’ve seen it in rehearsals and it is hilarious!

All the best

Shelley McGinn

Spotlight on Ros Guye

Each month this year we are aiming to shine the spotlight on a Wanneroo Repertory member who deserves a big shout out for their hard work and dedication to our club.

Our first behind the scenes star is Ros Guye, our Treasurer who is also often found stage right, stage managing a show!

Originally from the UK Ros joined Godalming Theatre Group twenty five years ago. When Ros and partner Alan Brock came to Australia in 2001they immediately put their feelers out for more boards to tread on and found the Limelight Theatre. A friend mentioned this great theatre so they decided to come along and see what it was all about. The rest is history!

Ros was first “roped in” to play in the chorus for High Society but thereafter found her niche back stage working with Margaret Gardener. She enjoyed Stage Managing for many plays and musicals especially Phantom of the Opera (2013) and Blitz! The Musical (2016) finding both very challenging with intricate sets and many changes. ‘The secret’, Ros says, ‘is to have a great backstage crew and I fortunately have had some of the best.’

Ros’ many years experience as a dealership accountant in London has come in handy when she was asked to take on the role of club

Treasurer in early 2016 due to the departure of Bob Mainwaring. Ros has enjoyed her time as Treasurer, where amongst other things she has helped successfully set up the new ticketing system.

Ros and Alan will be leaving Western Australia (and Wanneroo Rep) for Melbourne and the Gold Coast to join their family. They hope to find a theatre to join on the Gold Coast. Although they have their eye on a couple of clubs, they have yet to see whether they meet their high standards!

We wish Ros and Alan all the best for their big move and hope they find another theatre family soon. Their passion, dedication and good humour will be sorely missed at the Limelight Theatre.

Audition for Greenwicks!

Actors, singers and dancers are encouraged to audition on Sat 1st April, 10am—2pm (10 minute slots) at Wanneroo Secondary College, Performing Arts Building, Quarkum Street. (Callbacks Sunday 2nd April).
Greenwicks! Is a comedy musical by James Marzec and John McPherson set over a single day within a grocery store.   It features a 12-piece Big Band for big, fun, upbeat musical numbers!

 

The musical explores the overarching plot of the financial struggle Greenwicks! suffers as a result of store theft, along with interweaving plots including “giving up on your dreams to stack shelves”, “putting up with customers”, “being a checkout chick”, and “destroying the milk industry”!

 

Come join the cast and crew and tap dance down the aisles of Greenwicks! Fresh From Mother Natures Teat!
Auditionees will be required to present the following:

  • A song excerpt from Greenwicks!
  • A solo song extract no longer than 30 secs in length. (any song—show off your vocal capabilities)
  • A short script excerpt from Greenwicks!

You can find downloadable songs at the 2017 Greenwicks Facebook group.

Join the group and stay in touch at –
https://www.facebook.com/groups/25340649177674/?ref=bookmarks.

Audition Notice – It Runs In The Family

“It Runs In The Family”

A madcap farce set in a hospital.
Written by Ray Cooney and directed by Susan Vincent.

Audition will be held on Sunday 5th March from 3pm  at the Limelight Theatre

CHARACTER LIST
Actors are encouraged to audition for the following roles in this delightful farce.
Dr David Mortimore 50’s         Matron 60’s
Dr Mike Connolly—Late 40’s         Sister 20—30’s
Rosemary Mortimore 50’s         Jane Tate—Late 40’s
Dr Hubert Bonney 50’s             Bill—Late 70’s
Sir Willoughby Drake 60’s         Mother 70—80
Leslie (young male 18-21)         Police Sergeant 50’s

If you are interested in auditioning or would like more information, please contact Sue Vincent using the form at the end of this page.

SYNOPSIS
Britain’s master Farceur is at it again! Set in a hospital, “It Runs in the Family” contains the usual assortment of farcical nuts, running in and out of doors, mistaking everyone for someone else!
Dr Mortimore tries to fend off a paternity suit, an ex-lover, a punkish son and various other lunatics so that he may, at last, deliver the Ponsonby lecture in an international conference.

PERFORMANCE DATES
Thursday 20th April at 8.00pm
Friday 21st April at 8.00pm
Saturday 22nd April at 8.00pm
Sunday 23rd April Matinee at 2.00pm
Wednesday 26th Apri at 8.00pm
Thursday 27th April at 8.00pm
Friday 28th April at 8.00pm
Saturday  29th April at 8.00pm

 

Have your say!

We only truly exist as a theatre if we have patrons, and if we are not providing what our patrons want, then we simply won’t survive!
So, do you have you any suggestions for entertainment you would like to see in our theatre?
As you know we put on 6 productions each year (7 this year!) plus our Awards Night which has been in various formats over the years.
We are now embarking on using the foyer for smaller performances.
Please feel free to suggest to any of your committee the sort of plays, musicals, solo acts, comedians, jugglers—any or all performers that you would like to see in our lovely Limelight Theatre.
You can send us a message here.

Shelley