TEN x 10 PLAYFEST

Once again we are planning for the 2015 Ten X 10 Play Fest to be held on May 29,30,31 at the Wagga Commercial Club.
We have a an entertaining list of plays with varied roles so we are now inviting you to join us at auditions for the festival plays in the Basement Theatre on Tuesday May 5 at 5 pm.
Please contact the SoACT office (email:  contact@soact.com.au  or phone 02 6921 2594) as soon as possible if you will be attending these auditions or, if this not suitable could you advise an alternative time you would be available to meet with directors.
The Plays:
1. How to Write a Ten – Minute Play – By Pete Malicki
2. Storm – by Robyn Horwell
3. Surveyhoney.com by Seth Freeman
4. Family Dinner by Heidi Silberman
5. Ask Not for Whom the Phone Rings – by Felix Carlyle
6. Coulrophobia by Dean Lundquist
7. Santa’s Three by John Tilbrook
8. What’s On the Menu by Gwen Andrews
9. The First Fireworks by Alex Broun
10. Plus or Minus 40 Weeks by Suzy Wilds
email:  contact@soact.com.au
Phone: 026921 2594

SUMMER OF THE SEVENTEENTH DOLL

ONLY 3 SHOWS TO GO!!!!!

Dont miss the chance to see this great performance – this Thursday 23rd, Friday 24th at 7.30pm and Sunday 26th at 3.00pm

Contact the Civic Theatre to book your tickets now on 02 6926 9688, or contact the SoACT office on 02 6921 2594 or email contact@soact.com.au

cast of Seventeenth Doll

NB: The Anzac Day performance scheduled for Saturday 25th April has been cancelled in respect of the special  centenary of Anzac Day.

 

SUMMER OF THE SEVENTEENTH DOLL

This classic Australian play by Ray Lawler, recreates the idyllic summers of the past, highlighting the struggles of love and life for seasonal workers Roo and Barney, played by Tim Stait and Logan Franklin. Summer of the Seventeenth Doll was among the first naturalistic Australian plays performed some 60 years ago. The School of Arts production is being reverent about all facets of the original script, set costumes, and authenticity of the script.To give this authenticity a hands on approach Olive (Kristil–Rae Mobbs) and Pearl (Anna Swift) were taken to the Riverina Hotel to have some input from the owner Stephen Lawler. They had to work behind the bar, serve some drinks, whilst the remainder of the clients and cast watched with bated breath for their beers and checked the heads on each glass.

bw Anna Tim Logan Tim barAnna, Kristil-Rae, Tim and Logan

Ray Lawler, the author of Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, would appreciate that the Riverina Hotel has a very strong resemblance to a 1950’s Carlton Hotel, however the icing on the cake is the name of the proprietor is Stephen Lawler who as it turns out, is a second cousin to the playwright.Stephen Lawler Sharon HornerStephen Lawler and Sharon

The Anzac Day performance scheduled for Saturday 25th April has been cancelled in respect of the special  centenary of Anzac Day. This performance has been replaced by a special Matinee on Saturday 18th April at 3 pm. This Matinee offers patrons a one off special deal where you can buy one adult ticket and get 50% off your second ticket purchase.

The other performances Thursday 16th, Friday 17th, Saturday 18th at 7.30pm and Sunday 19th at 3 pm. The second week run is Thursday 23rd, Friday 24th at 7.30pm and Sunday 26th at 3.00pm.

 

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

Our first major production in 2015 will be Ray Lawler’s Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, with a two-week season in April at the Basement Theatre.

Director Sharon Horner has selected a very strong and talented cast for her production that requires experienced actors. cast of Seventeenth Doll

Front: Margaret Bannister; Rear: (L to R) Anna Swift, Tim Stait, Kristil-Rae Mobbs, Logan Franklin, Grace Nicholson, Tim Lancaster, Sharon Horner (Director)

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll is an Australian classic that is celebrating 60 years this year since its original performance. The classical nature of this play and the fact that 2015 marks a significant anniversary, are only some of the many attributes that make this a great Australian play for Wagga audiences to engage with and enjoy a compelling theatrical experience.

Rehearsals are now well under way and we encourage members and friends to mark the dates in your diary.

The season commences in the Basement Theatre on Thursday 16th April and will run Thursday Friday 17th, Saturday 18th at 7.30 and Sunday 19th at 3 pm. The second week run is Thursday 23rd, Friday 24th, Saturday 25th at 7.30pm and Sunday 26th at 3 pm.

Too Old For The Chorus, But Not Too Old To Be A Star

A musical revue which thumbs its nose at aging will open in the Basement Theatre, Wagga, next Sunday February 1st.

Too Old for the Chorus but Not Too Old to be a Star is an entertaining start to the Wagga School of Arts Community Theatre’s 2015 program.

The revue forms the popular February Fundays program with performances at 3pm each Sunday in February. It follows a small group of “aging” friends meeting in their local coffee shop to show they still have plenty to offer as songs consider fading memories, trying to master new technology, the invisibility of older people, and, triumphantly, a belief that age is just a number as they proclaim their faith in their continuing potential.

All in the cast of six are over the age of 50 (some more years than others!) – Tony Trench, Bob Hitchens, Fay Walters, Linden Lalic, Nancy Blacklow and Margaret Bannister, accompanied by the talented Jill Chappelow on piano.

Book now at the Civic Theatre booking office for an afternoon of musical fun in Too Old for the Chorus but not Too Old to be a Star – each Sunday in February at 3pm.

SoACT 2015 Program

 1. Too Old for the Chorus, but not Too Old to be a Star Each Sunday afternoon in February

See the oldies strut their stuff with song, dance and laughs as they celebrate the joys of “mature”years.

2. Summer of the Seventeenth Doll – April    16 – 19, 23 – 26

Ray Lawler’s classic play, which marked the start of a distinctive Australian theatrical voice. The themes and characters of The Doll still resonate with audiences sixty years after it was first performed.

3. Ten X 10 Play Fest 2015  – May (dates to be advised)

The popular annual festival of short plays which showcases the works of local, regional and metropolitan writers. It also provides an opportunity for new and experienced directors and actors to work in a festival environment.

4. Shirley Valentine – Month of Sundays in August – Each Sunday afternoon in August.

The popular one- woman play which follows Shirley Valentine from her dreary kitchen in Liverpool, England to the adventure, colour and romance of Mykonos in Greece.

5. Wild Goose Chase – October 15- 18, 22 – 25,

All the fun of English farce comes to life in this production, which promises lots of laughs, misunderstandings, secrets and a mysterious suit of armour. A timeless piece sure to appeal.

6. I Love a Piano – December – dates to be advised

Round off the year with an evening of Irving Berlin songs. Sing along to all the sentimental favourites from Ain’t Misbehavin’ to White Christmas and many many more.

Nunsense – Tabled Seating Booked Out!!!!

The table seating has been totally booked out, and the Commercial Club web site bookings have closed. However – don’t despair, turn up at the door on the night, and you should be able to get seated.

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REMAINING SHOWS:

December 11th, 12th, 13th at 8pm;  Sunday December 14th  – matinee at 3.00pm
Prices (Show only):
RSL/Commercial Club members and SOACT Members : $20 per person
Adults $30
Concessions  $25
Tables of 6 persons $120
Tables of 8 persons $160
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