Limelight Awards 2019

Due to attendee numbers falling short of requirement the Awards Night planned for the Wanneroo Sport and Social Club has been cancelled. Another date and venue will be advised after the next committee meeting. Those who have already purchased their tickets will be refunded by calling the Bookings Officer on 0499 954 016 on Monday 28th or Wednesday 30th January between 9am and 5pm to arrange this.

Audition Notice

The Real Housewives of Perth, the musical. Directed by Helen Smolders, Musical Director Shaun Davis. Dreaming to be a DIVA?! Come and be a part of this “Uproarious smash hit!” Can you be “Funny, cute, catty and comical?” or perhaps “beautiful, bitchy, and back-stabbing!” then this is the musical for you!
This new musical, written by Molly Bell is presented by Wanneroo Rep at The Limelight Theatre, playing March 14th – 24th 2019. The director is auditioning for all six roles (5F, 1M) on Saturday 15th December at Wanneroo Secondary College (11am – 3pm). Auditionees to prepare one song (please bring own backing track) and a short monologue suitable for the role applied for. Please reserve your audition slot by email: helar06@bigpond.com  Character breakdown as follows: Joanne Johnson: Female, 30s, the perfect wife who seemingly has it all, a put-together, type-A personality — nothing in her purse is out of place. Joanne is named “Head Housewife” under unusual circumstances and is thrown to the wolves by the other wives when her husband Anderson is indicted for fraud. She crawls her way back to the top as she learns how to change her life and become more like a “real” Real Housewife.

Babette Bellini: Female, 30s, Joanne’s best friend/frenemy, is desperately trying to hold onto her marriage to real estate mogul Royce Bellini, who is cheating on her with an “unspecified party” (who we learn is another of our wives). Her friendship with Joanne is almost destroyed by jealousy and rivalry, and their journey toward their patch-up is the heart of the show.

Beezus Horowitz: Female, 49-55, the oldest of the wives, trying to hold onto her youth, elegance, and wealth. Even though she doesn’t like it, she acts as the matriarch of the group. When Joanne has troubles, Beezus stirs the water as only she can to create mayhem and chaos.

Lulu Delecante: Female, mid-40s, the mysterious wife with a mysterious sort of English accent. She is a Sultana, and despite her divorce from the Sultan, she still uses the title, which she uses to hide a dire secret from the rest of the wives. Always first to recommend a pharmaceutical pick-me-up, Lulu helps steer Joanne through her early rocky period with the other wives.

Penny Quinoa St. Simone: Female, 30, cute and spirited, this wife is a follower, married to Theodore St. Simone (of questionable sexuality). Penny is both quick-and-dim-witted, a pleaser, and sells a 10-day cleanse called “Babylicious.”

Man: Male, 30s-early 40s, plays all the men in the show: Anderson Johnson, Royce Bellini, Theo St. Simone, a swishy hairdresser, a bedazzling TV host, a snooty shoe salesman, a mysterious gypsy, and so much more. Must be very adept at multiple characters and quick changes.

The Envelope Please

The final show for 2018 at the Limelight Theatre will be a celebration of Academy Award winning songs, devised and directed by Gillian Binks, “The Envelope Please” is a phrase which reminds us of the excitement of the Academy Awards, arguably one of the most popular entertainment awards ceremonies in the world. In 1934 a new category was introduced and an Oscar was awarded to the Best Original Song featured in a film. The movies weren’t always winners but the songs that came from them were often fabulous little pieces of history, many of which have become classics. We will present, in song and dance, numbers from “Lullaby of Broadway” and “Over the Rainbow” in the 30’s to “Beauty and the Beast” and “Let it Go”.

Ticket Prices: Adults – $21;   Concessions (Seniors/Students etc) – $18;   Members and Groups 20 – $17;

Children (under 13) – $15, Matinee – $5 additional for afternoon tea.

Performance Dates: 22, 23, 29 and 30 November and 1, 6, 7 and 8 December (evenings)

plus a Sunday Matinee on 25 November.

On line bookings open now. Phone bookings open 29 October 0499 954 016 9am to noon on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet was first performed in 1594 and now 424 years later this timeless classic is still one of the most popular and performed works of Shakespeare.  Romeo and Juliet has been adapted numerous times for stage, film, musical and opera venues and now Limelight Theatre (our first Shakespeare ever!).

Two star crossed lovers come together in spite of the constant opposition of their warring families.  Street brawls, a masquerade, hope and the best laid schemes of the well intentioned will lead to an inevitable and tragic conclusion.

Peter Clark (Director) brings a contemporary approach to this much loved Shakespearean classic, involving lights, sound, film, music and much more!  An accessible production suitable for young and old, first timers and Shakespearean and those wanting to experience how enjoyable Shakespeare really can be!

On line bookings can be made at any time. Phone bookings open on Monday 3rd September 0499 954 016 (Mon, Wed, Fri 9.00am to 12.00noon)

Application to Direct in 2019

Limelight Submission 2019It’s time again to be thinking about our seasons for next year 2019, and we encourage all new, experienced and enthusiastic directors to submit plays and musicals they would like to have produced on the Limelight Stage.
If you are interested in submitting, please supply 2 scripts, plus CD’s if submitting a musical, so that the selection process can get started as soon as possible. Your scripts will be read by our 5 readers who will then meet to discuss a balanced program of plays and musicals for the coming year.
When submitting your scripts, please include a completed submission form which can be found via the link below. If you are submitting for the first time, it would be helpful for you to include a theatre CV of your experience. You can drop off your submission at the theatre either on a Tuesday morning or on one of the production nights. To arrange an alternative, please contact Mike Gibbs on accounts@limelighttheatre.com.au for additional information.