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Thursday, December 13, 2018

The Little Mermaid - School Holiday Fun!


Book now! qltg.org.au January 14-20 2019. Queenscliff Uniting.

Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group 
presents

The Little Mermaid 
January 14-20 2019 
Queenscliff Uniting Church Hall

Tickets are now on sale for the Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group's January school holiday production of The Little Mermaid.

Tickets are also available from
Queenscliffe Visitor Information Centre
55 Hesse St, Queenscliff - Ph: 03 5258 4843

The Little Mermaid is one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most well known stories, but unlike the original story, this one has a happy ending!

The Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group are proud to present this wonderful family show during January. After a sell out season of Peter Pan last year, we have once again secured the services of Debbie Fraser to direct. With a mostly local cast from Queenscliff, Pt Lonsdale and Ocean Grove, it promises to be another highlight of the summer holiday season.

While everyone is familiar with the Disney version with Arial and her friends Flounder and Sebastian the crab, our Mermaid's name is Nieela, which translates to Sea Princess, and her brave companion is Clem the Clam.

It all begins on the day the youngest Princess Mermaid is celebrating her fifteenth birthday, and is granted permission by her father, King Neptune, to swim to the surface of the sea. Wearing a beautiful crown fashioned by her grandmother and accompanied by her close friend Clem Clam, she encounters a sailing ship and recognises and falls madly in love with young Prince Frederick.

But the evil Sea Witch and her two nasty side kicks, Rip Tide and Zip Tide, interfere. Using her magical powers The Sea Witch conjures up a terrible storm. The Captain and his crew jump overboard, but young Prince Frederick is thrown from the ship and almost drowns. Nieela swims to his rescue and brings him to shore.  Once Frederick recovers he spots a young peasant girl Georgina walking along the shoreline who he unfortunately believes to be his saviour. The Prince promises to marry her the next day in honour of saving his life. Meanwhile Nieela seeks the assistance of the Sea Witch, to drink of a magic potion so that she can lose her fish tail and stay permanently on the land to pursue the Prince.

Nieela is tricked into trading her voice for the potion and now cannot explain to Prince Frederick the truth of the rescue. What will happen to make the Prince realise his mistake? Does the Sea Witch take control of the undersea kingdom? To find out you will need to come and see the show!


Performances are
January 14th - 17th at 10.30am & 1.30pm
January 18th 10.30am, 1.30pm & 7.30pm
January 19th 10.30am & 1.30pm
January 20th 1.30pm
at Queenscliff Uniting Church Hall Crn Hesse and Stokes Sts.


Cast
Nieela Edwina Royce
Sandy Sophie Baker 
Bubbly Eloise Wingrave
Shellie Kaitlyn Eastwood
Clem Clam Guy Wingrave
King Neptune Ian Royce
Grandmother Mermaid Meegan Baker
Sea Witch Chanelle Tait
Riptide Alicia Jones
Ziptide Georgia Archdall
Frederick Henry Stephensen
Sea Captain Alan Hossack
Sailor/Minister Adrian Petrovic
Pierre Seth Baxter
Georgina Karina Whytcross
Clara Trinity Marrell-Seach
Borgy Lachlan Whatman
Fish #1 Zoe Walter
Fish #2 Issy Baker
Oyster Siena King
Crayfish Indigo Gowlett
Sea slug Anabelle Wingrave

Monday, November 19, 2018

QPLCE Community Grant

We are pleased to announce that we were successful in our submission to the Queenscliff Point Lonsdale Community Enterprise (QPLCE) for a community grant of $2000 to be used for the purchase of sets.

Many thanks must go to QPLCE and Bendigo Bank Queenscliff for their generosity and ongoing support to the local community, and to the QLTG committee, particularly treasurer Mark Tonzing for their hard work preparing the grant application.

QLTG President Ian Royce with QPLCE Chairman Bob Merriman


The Queenscliff Point Lonsdale Community Enterprise (QPLCE) is a community organisation dedicated to supporting the growth and enhancement of Point Lonsdale and Queenscliff. This has been made possible by the support of Bendigo Bank.




Monday, October 22, 2018

Auditions - The Little Mermaid


October 29 (Adults) & November 4 (Children)
Queenscliff RSL


Auditions for our January production of The Little Mermaid will be held at the Queenscliff RSL, on the corner of King and Hesse St, from 7:00pm on Monday October 29 for adults, and from 10:00am on Sunday November 4 for children.

Please prepare a short monologue, and song with your own backing track (or acapella). 

To book an audition time please contact Laura Perry on 0416 150 642.


The Little Mermaid will be staged at the Queenscliff Uniting Church Hall during the January school holidays, with performances at 10:30am and 1:30pm each day between Monday January 14th and Sunday January 20th, with an additional 7:30pm performance on Friday January 18th.

All cast must be available for all production dates, and each evening through the production week commencing January 6th. Cast should advise of any unavailability through the rehearsal period during the audition process. 

All participants must be financial members of QLTG  - this applies to both onstage and offstage roles. Memberships will be collected at the auditions above, and at first rehearsal.

List of Characters

Nieela
Mermaid –15 year old – Must sing


Bubbly, Sandy, Pearly
Niella’s sisters

King Neptune


Adult Male
Mother of Neptune
Older female


Clam Clam
Nieela’s companion.  Small stature. Strong actor boy or girl.  Sings


Sea Witch
Could be male or female.  Strong actor


Rip Tide and Zip Tide
Sea witch’s henchmen.  Male or female.  Sings


Prince Theodore
16 years old.  Strong and confident actor.  Sings


Prince's Valet
Older male


Pierre
French chef.  Must do accent


Bogey
Hayseed boyfriend of Georgina.  Plays 16-18


Georgina
Peasant girl mistaken for Nieela.  Plays 15-18 years old.  Comic role


Clara
Lady in waiting to Georgina.  Any age




Saturday, October 13, 2018

January Show Announcement - The Little Mermaid


Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group is proud to announce our January 2019 show!

The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid will be staged at the Queenscliff Uniting Church Hall between January 14th and 20th.

Adult auditions
 Monday 29 October
Queenscliff RSL, Hesse Street, Queenscliff 
commencing at 7.00pm

Child auditions
 Sunday 4 November
Queenscliff RSL, Hesse Street, Queenscliff 
commencing at 10.00am

To book an audition time, please contact Laura on 0416 150 642


Tickets will be available soon after the conclusion of our current production of Dinkum Assorted from the Buy Tickets page on this website. In the meantime you can purchase tickets for Dinkum Assorted from this page.

To keep up with the latest news on The Little Mermaid you can subscribe to our qltg.org.au news feed or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram by following the instructions here.

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Dinkum Assorted - On Now!


QLTG's Dinkum Assorted opened last night to an enthusiastic audience at Queenscliff Uniting Church.

Six shows remain over the next week and tickets can be purchased through this website by clicking on the link below:


Tickets can also be purchased in person from

Queenscliffe Visitor Information Centre
55 Hesse St, Queenscliff. 
Ph: 03 5258 4843
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Friday, September 28, 2018

Newsletter - September 2018

With only two weeks until Dinkum Assorted opens there is plenty happening at QLTG!

Our September Newsletter is out now, with all the latest news, including a wrap up of After Dinner and a look forward to the coming season of Dinkum Assorted. You can download the newsletter here:


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You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at the handle @qltg3225

We will be looking for as many helping hands as possible through our production week, commencing Sunday October 7th, to assist with setting up the venue for the show. If you can help, even if only for an hour, then get in touch by clicking the Contact Us tab.

We will also be holding a fundraising barbecue this coming Sunday, September 30 from our set shed in Princess Park as part of the Queenscliff Community Market. So please feel free do drop in, meet the crew, enjoy a bite to eat, and support the local community all at the same time!


Don't forget Dinkum Assorted!

Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group presents Dinkum Assorted
 October 12-20, Queenscliff Uniting Church Hall

Tickets are available from this website or the Queenscliff Visitor Information Centre


Sunday, September 23, 2018

Dinky-di Dinkum Assorted

Petrina Dakin (Connie), Nicole Hickman (Little Beat) and Carol Fogg (Grace)
in QLTG's Dinkum Assorted
In the Dinkum Assorted biscuit factory in Warrabadanga (otherwise known as the Queenscliff RSL rehearsal room) the ladies are curling up their Victory Rolls and Marcel Waves and getting to grips with WW2 underwear in preparation for the latest offering from Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group, October 12-20 at Queenscliff Uniting Church Hall.

Dinkum Assorted’s Director, Jennie Roles is in command, keeping her troops on top of the dialogue and stage movements and interpreting the challenges of Linda Aronson’s play brilliantly.

Well-thumbed and highlighted scripts are being clutched in anxious hands as the ladies learn their parts; not easy with 15 roles for 15 very different characters and lots of punchy and poignant dialogue to commit to memory.

As the scenery is still under construction, the rehearsal room is awash with odd boxes, tables and chairs, representing the interior of the factory. Ladies will often be found popping up in the middle of the (invisible) oven to say their piece!

Maestro Ron Sudden, aka Father Mulcahey, is fine-tuning the ladies in their magnificent harmonies as they belt out some well-loved WW2 classics – some rousing, some bitter-sweet.

QLTG invite you to come and sample their batch of Dinkum Assorted biscuits; there really is something for everyone’s tastes.

Oh, and did we mention the goat?

Dinkum Assorted
by Linda Aronson

October 12th, 13th, 14th,18th, 19th & 20th
Queenscliff Uniting Church Hall


Tickets

or visit
Queenscliffe Visitor Information Centre
55 Hesse St Queenscliff
Ph: 03 5258 4843

Emma Jones (Joan), Ally Miller (Glad) and Jenn Stirk (Millie)

Petrina Dakin (Connie), Nicole Hickman (Little Beat) and Carol Fogg (Grace)