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

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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!

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.

Directors Workshop

There are four places left for the Director’s Workshop with Peter Cox at the Basement Theatre, on 2 June  from 10am-1pm and 3 June from 1pm-4pm followed by chat & drinks.  All attendees must commit to both sessions.

Registration ends 24 May 2018 so it is first in best dressed so please phone or email the office as soon as possible on 02 6921 2594 or email contact@soact.com.au

Cast and Crew Exploring the Humour and Nuance of Coward for Design for Living

Design for Living is in mid flight with rehearsals, dress designs, set design and actors working very hard to bring to life an amazing script by Noel Coward.

Director Fay Walters says the play is about a continuous love triangle with three lovers; a woman and two younger men. The young men have made their way from rags to riches, which has a rather dampening effect on the way their idol sees them. She preferred the times when they were not successful.

The artistic team of actors joyfully pursue all the nuances of the words of Coward who is well known for his literary skills, especially when creating words for the sake of words.
The cast find the piece of theatre an exploration of the glitz, gusto, glamour, neurotic behaviours of the rich and famous and the continuous dilemma of who loves who the most and what they will do about the complexities of the entire situation.

The audience may look forward to ever changing comic situations, fast moving changes of heart, re unions and total mayhem. Overall this is a fine recipe for total entertainment.

Cast members Jo Darby, Jackson Balme and Joel Hardy are the characters with the big question mark asking whom shall I choose? It is the somewhat stable and moral sense of Ernest, best friend to all three played by Tony Trench, who ends up with a somewhat twisted fate in the closing moments of the play.

Dates of performance of Design for Living by Noel Coward 27,28,29 April 3, 4,5 May Evenings performances at 7.30, Sundays at 3pm

Basement Theatre Bookings now open.

Dinkum Assorted

Wagga School of Arts Community Theatre are well under way with rehearsals for the first show of 2018. Travelling under the banner of
February Fun Days the show is sponsored by Hume Bank and is an Australian Iconic piece of musical comedy set in Australia during World War 2.

15 women of all ages ranging from 16 to 60 plus take over the running of an iconic Australian Biscuit Factory in the mid 1940’s in a small North Queensland town and put their backs into making it a success while their men are away fight the war.

Director Diana Lovett has selected a cast of some new faces as well as some well known ones. Diana has announced the final cast as: – Anna Swift, Tracy Osborne, Lynden Clark, Zoe Hadler, Imogen Hadler, Jenny Ellis, Mel Donges, Sharon Horner and Cassandra Nicholson. The musical director is Marg Davies and the choreographer is Lee Kennedy.

Dinkum Assorted opens the first Sunday in February for a month of Sunday performances, with two evening performance slots in the programme.

Pinter’s Betrayal brings touch of Drama to SoACT Season

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A bold and exciting piece of theatre by Harold Pinter is the next production that will be staged by the Wagga Wagga School of Arts Community Theatre (SoACT).

Presented by Scobell’s Plumbing, Betrayal will be the only drama performed in the 2017 season by SoACT.

Betrayal is being directed by the well known and experienced director Fay Walters.

Fay has selected the following three actors for her cast… Kylie Gilmore, Ben Gilmore, and Craig Dixon.

The theme of the play is the age old eternal triangle of love and relationships. The script is a bold piece of theatre that describes the complex web of lies and deceit that are spun over a seven year extra marital affair. The outstanding feature of the play is Pinter’s use of reverse chronology to bring the story to life for the audience. The first scene takes place once the affair has ended whilst the final scene occurs before the affair has begun.

Pinter uses some comedy in this play to add to the reality of situations that could be pain filled, but often reversed over a game of Squash.

Betrayal opens on Friday 6th October and runs a six performance season ending on Sunday 15th October with a matinee.

Auditions for ‘Allo ‘Allo

Listen very carefully….    Auditions for ‘Allo ‘Allo

We are looking for a large cast to perform in the British farce Allo Allo to be staged in August 2017.

Atrocious French, German and British accents are mandatory !  The auditions will be held over two weekends, booking is essential. A copy of the script will be available for you to prepare a selection of parts.

The cast, from major to minor parts are:

The French

Rene – A French café owner

Edith – his wife, who sings very bad cabaret

Michelle – an agent of the French resistance

Yvette – a sexy waitress

Mimi – a short sexy waitress

The Germans/Italians                                                                          The British

Helga – German, officer                                  Crabtree – disguised as French Gendarme

Herr Flick of the Gestapo                                1st Airman

Leclerc – a French forger                               2nd Airman

German Colonel – balding, older chap

Italian Captain – charming

Lieutenant Gruber of the German army

Auditions will be :

Saturday 18th March 1pm -5 pm Sunday 19th 1 -5 pm Bookings essential to make a time.

Venue:  At the Commercial Club Balcony meet and greet auditions in Meeting room.

Please phone or email SOACT for an audition time. Phone: 02 6921 2594

Website:  http://www.soact.com.au

Contact Anna on 0418488100 for further information