AUDITION NOTICE Reminder – THE 20’s AND ALL THAT JAZZ

The final celebration of THE WAGGA SCHOOL OF  ART’S 160THAnniversary is a musical Cabaret.

AUDITION DATE:     24 August 2019

WHERE:                      The Basement Theatre Cnr Tarcutta Street

 10 .00 am.                 Vocals & Actors

   1.30 pm.                  All Dancers (Group)

TO BOOK:                  phone         02 6921 2594

                                       or email:    contact@soact.com.au

 Professional Guest  Director/Choreographer-Joseph Simons

Seats only available for the two evening shows…..

Absolutely Fabulous
at The Basement
Today’s (4th August) matinee performance was sold out. There are 29 seats still available for tonights show at 7.30 – you can get your tickets at the door….card or cash payment available..Please Note:    The next two matinees are already sold out

So if you want to see this brilliant show, get on line and book your tickets ASAP

Sunday August 4th at 3.00pm and 7.30pm
Sunday August 11th at 3.00pm and 7.30pm
Sunday August 18th at 3.00pm

Prices:
Adults $30
Concessions $25
Students $15
Group of 10 or more  $20 per person.***Tickets available at the door – cash or EFTPOS***

Bookings also available:
Contact SoACT on 02 6921 2594
or email contact@soact.com.au

 or click on this link:  https://www.trybooking.com/455763

AUDITION NOTICE – THE 20’s AND ALL THAT JAZZ

The final celebration of THE WAGGA SCHOOL OF  ART’S 160THAnniversary is a musical Cabaret.

AUDITION DATE:     24 August 2019

WHERE:                      The Basement Theatre Cnr Tarcutta Street

 10 .00 am.                 Vocals & Actors

   1.30 pm.                  All Dancers (Group)

TO BOOK:                  phone         02 6921 2594

                                       or email:    contact@soact.com.au

 Professional Guest  Director/Choreographer-Joseph Simons

Absolutely Fabulous

BEYOND BANK WAGGA

presents

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS

a Wagga School of Arts production.

Directed by Anna Swift, a cast of experienced actors brings to the stage the story of Patsy and Eddy, their family and friends who make this comedy of madness scream to life  constantly lubricated with endless bottles of Bollinger Champagne.

Both Patsy and Eddy are striving to hold on to their youth and will go to any lengths to keep the ugly word ”age” out of their life and conversation.  Jo Darby in the role of Patsy and Elizabeth Woods in the role of Eddy bring these two flawed females to the stage managing to layer their characters with a sense of vulnerability.

They are surrounded by an equally talented supporting cast with Eddy’s level headed daughter Saffy played by Rachel Rienits, Eddy’s kleptomaniac mother, played by Lynden Clark, and the totally vague and witless assistant Bubbles played by Georgi Lamond.

The play also reveals parts of Eddy’s past in the form of former husbands, their partners and Patsy’s sister Jacks, played by Bec Huxtable.  Other members of the cast include Josh Steadman, Patrick Kenny, Shaun Perry, Barbara Landrigan, Antonella Salvestro, Damian Triulcio and Silas Darby.  The characters from Eddy’s past, offer some revealing and interesting stories of her life that has been interspaced with vices, dalliances with men, and many embarrassing moments.

The world of high fashion serves as the perfect backdrop for the show.  Everything about “Absolutely Fabulous” is risky , yet the cast deliver a side-splitting and spectacular comedy that offers total entertainment.  This adaptation of “Absolutely Fabulous “was written by Faeron Wheeler

Sunday July 28th at 3.00pm
Sunday August 4th at 3.00pm and 7.30pm
Sunday August 11th at 3.00pm and 7.30pm
Sunday August 18th at 3.00pm
Prices:
Adults $30
Concessions $25
Students $15
Group of 10 or more  $20 per person.

***Tickets available at the door – cash or EFTPOS***

Bookings also available:
Contact SoACT on 02 6921 2594
or email contact@soact.com.au

 or click on this link:  https://www.trybooking.com/455763

2019 Riverina Water Ten x 10 Play Fest

The annual Wagga School of Arts Ten X 10 Play Fest is a great platform for short play writers to submit their work and have it assessed by a team of professionals. 53 plus plays were submitted for consideration for the 2019 Ten X 10 Play Fest and after assessment ten were chosen plus a short list of five.

Details of the performances

When:             7th, 8th June 7.30 pm , 9th June Matinee 2 pm

 

Where:              CSU Riverina Playhouse,

Bookings:         www.soact.com.auor phone 02 6921 2594

 Margaret Bannister, the Convenor of 2019 Ten X 10 Play Fest, feels the quality of work that will be presented reflects the great skills of these writers. The Directors for the Play Fest have been nominated and include. Imogen Hadler, Georgi Lamond, Josh Steadman, Julian Smith, Adrian Hallam, Hannah Caterer, Craig Dixon, Margaret Bannister, Mel Donges. These directors vary in experience, with some first timers and some experienced.  The Ten X 10 Play Fest is a great opportunity for new actors and directors to step up and thus increase the numbers in the creative pool for Wagga School of Arts…SoACT.  2019 sees Wagga School of Arts celebrating 160 years in the community as an educational and cultural facility serving the people of Wagga Wagga.

Writers Workshop

PETE MALICKI is a celebrated “Ten Minute” Playwright from Sydney.  One of his plays features in  this years Ten x 10 Playfest, and on Sunday 9th June at 10.00am, he is  is offering a one hour “Writers Workshop” to be held in the Basement.

Cost $5.00

If you would like to attend please call the SoACT office on 02 6921 2594 or email contact@soact.com.au

Closing date 31st May

Case Closed on Agatha Christie’s “Witness for the Prosecution”

Witness Cast.jpg

After six thrilling performances, the curtain has finally closed on our 2019 production of Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution. Congratulations the the amazing cast and crew who have put so much work over the last few months into making the show a success. A massive thank you to everyone who came and saw the production, we hope you enjoyed it!

Witness For The Prosecution

Wagga RSL/Commercial Club presents the second production on the Wagga School of Arts calendar for 2019,  “WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION” by Agatha Christie,  directed by Julian Smith and has a cast of experienced well known actors and some newcomers.

Based on a 1925 short story and much adapted for screens big and small, Christie’s play is easily her most ingenious.  A trial is the essence of the plot and the accused Leonard Vole, played by Jackson Balme, is full of misinformation, lies and some devious plotting by the women he has encountered.

The play’s appeal lies not just in its mystery but in its courtroom formality and its reminder that the law itself is a theatrical ritual:  apart from the dressing – up, the rival counsels are engaged in an ostentatious personal battle in which they shamelessly appeal to the jury and seek to ingratiate themselves with the judge.

Witness for the Prosecution opens on Friday 5thApril at 7.30 pm.  Bookings are now open.  The cast includes, Tony Trench, Lauren Walker, Jackson Balme, Margaret Bannister, Kristil – Rae Mobbs, Jenny Ellis, Antonella Salvestro, Harry Nixon, Tony Woods, Logan Franklin, Adrian Hallam Tracey Lonergan, Craig Dixon.,Saasha Mc Millan. Audiences will be delighted with the surprise turn of events, when they become the jury for the trial.

DATES :   5th, 6th APRIL 7 30 PM  7THAPRIL 3 PM

12th, 13th APRIL 7.30 PM, 14th APRIL 3 PM

WHERE:-  BASEMENT THEATRE

BOOKINGS– 02 6921 2594 OR on-line at http://www.soact.com.au

or via the following link: http://www.trybooking.com/454375

LOVEBiTES – a timeless sensation

LOVEBiTES opened to a very happy audience on Sunday last and continues to
run until February 24 th in the Basement Theatre.

Mel Donges, the Director of LOVEBiTES, was thrilled with the audience response
to the opening show. Her cast excelled all her expectations and wooed the
audience. With five shows remaining in the season people are urged to book
so as not to miss out on this iconic Australian Musical Revue that is a first for a
long time in theatre in Wagga Wagga. Total music, dance and very little
dialogue….just singers and songs to delight.
The story is both old and modern as it deals with love, which is timeless, and all
the side effects that relationships encounter. Laughter, tears, regret, surprise,
and happiness all rolled into the landscape of life.

LOVEBiTES Starts the Year with a Song and a Dance

Opening the 160th year of SoACT, Love Bites by James Millar and Peter Rutherford is a song cycle musical revue about falling in and out of love. A long time theme of relationships captured in music, song and dance.

Seven couples share their stories, the talented cast of seven play all seven couples: this in itself is a great challenge which they have risen to with great enthusiasm and expertise.

The revue highlights all the unlikely places couples meet and start their relationships, including an aeroplane, a florist shop, a mountain top or strolling through a zoo… One never knows where love can be found!

The overall diversity of this musical revue engages the audience in their stories and allows the audience to travel with them through the tender meetings to the sometimes triumphant, sometimes tragic conclusions.

The strong sparkle of satire, wit and innuendo is ever present in the show with the strong vocal ability of the cast and the energy of choreography will keep the feet taping and audience wanting more.

This is an original Australian work directed by Melissa Donges, with vocal coaching by Leah Ellis and pianist Hannah Caterer.

Mel Donges had also done the choreography for the show and plays one of the many roles.

Mel has a long history of great work in theatre in Wagga; Love Bites is her first time in the director’s chair.

Love Bites opens on Sunday February 3 at 3pm at the Basement Theatre and has a season running each Sunday of the month until February 24.

Bookings available now:
Contact SoACT on 02 6921 2594
or email contact@soact.com.au
 or click on this link:

A special date-night offer to celebrate Valentine’s Day is set down for the evening performance of Sunday February 10.  Buy one ticket get the second free, a welcome champagne on arrival, plus a gift for each couple. An ideal way to celebrate Valentine’s Day and see the show!