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

Nunsense – Book now! – tickets selling fast

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December 4th, 5th, 6th at 8pm; Sunday December 7th – matinee at 3.00pm
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
Book now at the Commercial club, on line or with the SoACT office
If patrons wish to take advantage of the special Nunsense Xmas meal prior to show, the cost per head is $25 per person and they must book this with the Commercial Club and pay separately. The meal will be served in the Nathan room.

Summer of the 17th Doll – Auditions

It is with Pleasure you are invited to Audition for

SUMMER OF THE SEVENTEENTH DOLL

by RAY LAWLER

 

Director  Sharon Horner extends an invitation to come along to the auditions for this iconic play set in the 1950’s.

 Audition dates

Saturday   22 November 2014  10am to 3pm

Sunday     23 November 2014    10am to 3pm

Sunday     30 November 2014    10am to 5pm

 

Where    School of Arts Basement Theatre Cnr Morrow and  Tarcutta Streets.

Please book by phoning Jan at the office on 6921 2594

 Characters:

4 females

Olive Leech,   30’s to mid 40

Pearl Cunningham, 40’s

Emma Leech, mid 50’s to 70’s

Bubba Ryan, early 20’s

3 Males

Barney Ibbot,40’s

Roo Webber, late 40’s

Johnnie Dowd, mid 20’s.

 Performance Dates are 16-19 & 23-26 April 2015.

Nunsense – coming soon!!

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December 4th, 5th, 6th at 8pm; Sunday December 7th – matinee at 3.00pm
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
Book now at the Commercial club, on line or with the SoACT office
If patrons wish to take advantage of the special Nunsense Xmas meal prior to show, the cost per head is $25 per person and they must book this with the Commercial Club and pay separately. The meal will be served in the Nathan room.

Opening Night – Airswimming

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“Porph” and “Dorph” after the opening night of Airswimming.

The appreciative audience was treated to a classy and moving performance by Catherine Dawson (as Persphone,  “Porph”) and Grace Nicholson (as Dora, ” Dorph”), telling the story of two women on their journey of survival at a mental institution.

Based on a true story, Airswimming reflects the journey of two women, a Miss Kitson and a Miss Baker, who were incarcerated in a mental hospital for the criminally insane because they were women with human failings. They were released in 1974 having spent 49 years and 51 years respectively in the hospital.

Given the national awareness regarding mental health currently in the press and on TV, Airswimming presents another facet mental awareness issues and how they were dealt with in a process that was all to common in years gone by.

Airswimming will be on again Friday and Saturday 10, 11 October at 8 pm and Sunday 12 October at 3pm; then the following week Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 16, 17, 18 October at 8pm and Sunday 19 October at 3pm. Major sponsor for the production is the Mantra Pavilion Hotel. Book your tickets now at the Civic Theatre Booking Office or turn up on the night or get a group together to take advantage of the special group booking rates for 10 or more, available through the School of Arts office on 02 6921 2594.

 

 

 

Airswimming – Starts soon!!

Porh and Dorph

This is a story of two women on a journey of survival, through laughter and tears as they ‘swim and gasp for air’,Airswimming will be in the Basement Theatre Thursday , Friday and Saturday, 9, 10, 11 October at 8 pm and Sunday 12 October at 3pm; then the following week Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 16, 17, 18 October at 8pm and Sunday 19 October at 3pm.Major sponsor for the production is the Mantra Pavilion Hotel. Book your tickets now at the Civic Theatre Booking Office or get a group together to take advantage of the special group booking rates for 10 or more, available through the School of Arts office phone 6921 2594.

Director of Airswimming is Diana Lovett with Catherine Dawson and Grace Nicholson in the roles of Persephone (Porph) and Dora (Dorph).

Says Director Diana Lovett: “Based on a true story, Airswimming reflects the journey of two women, a Miss Kitson and a Miss Baker, who were incarcerated in a mental hospital for the criminally insane because they were women with human failings. They were released in 1974 having spent 49 years and 51 years respectively in the hospital. Airswimming will have you laughing and crying as you reflect on the injustices and the nightmares these women endure.” Persephone (who is obsessed with Doris Day) and Dora (a walking encyclopaedia on military history) will have audiences laughing and crying as they ‘swim and gasp for air’. BELOW: Catherine Dawson and Grace Nicholson get into character.

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