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Monday, July 15, 2019

Nunsense - September 13 - 21

Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group
announce their next production
Nunsense
by Dan Goggin
Directed by Debbie Fraser

To be presented in the Queenscliff Uniting Church Hall
September 13th - 21st  2019 .

Rehearsals are under way following on from the company's recent success of It's My Party (and I'll Die If I Want To) at the 360Q and as part of the Queenscliff Low Light Festival.
Nunsense is an hilarious musical comedy in the traditional Broadway style.

The Little Sisters of Hoboken have decided to put on a “Show” to raise money to bury sisters accidentally poisoned by the convent cook, Sister Julia (Child of God). Updated with new jokes, additional lyrics, two new arrangements, and a brand new song as well as tap dancing and lots of shenanigans. 


The cast includes Jennie Roles as Sister Mary Regina, a feisty Mother Superior who can't resist the spotlight. Jennie has years of experience as a musical comedy performer with several awards and a list of credits too long to mention here, but last year directed the very popular “Dinkum Assorted”.

Carol Fogg will delight as Sister Mary Hubert, the mistress of Novices. The second in command. Carol has performed with most theatre companies in the Geelong region as well as guest vocalist. Carol was last seen in “Dinkum Assorted”.


QLTG welcomes newcomers to the company, Jess Dolley as Sister Robert Anne, the street wise school teacher and Tamasyn Shannon as the very sweet Sister Mary Leo, who has the desire of being the first ever Nun ballerina.

Lastly Sister Mary Amnesia, who has lost her memory after a crucifix fell on her head is played by Lisa Jones, who is also assisting with vocal direction and previously has worked with the company as stage manager.

 Bookings will be opening soon on Trybooking or through the QLTG website.

For further information please contact Allison Whytcross 0418662761.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Cast Announcement - Nunsense

Congratulations to everyone for their wonderful auditions for “Nunsense.” It gives us great pleasure to announce our cast!

Reverend Mother - Jennie Tonzing
Sister Hubert - Carol Fogg
Sister Robert Anne - Jessica Dolley
Sister Amnesia - Lisa Jones
Sister Leo - Georgia McNeil

Ensemble
Sister Mary Catherine - Nicole Hickman
Sister Madeleine - Heather Kiddle
Sister Bernadette - Stephanie Byrne
Sister Cardella - Michele Johnston

Production Team
Director - Debbie Fraser
Vocal Director - Lisa Jones
Musical Director - Justin Gummer
Co-Choreographer - Stephanie Byrne
Production Manager - Allison Whytcross

Rehearsals will be commencing this Monday, June 10 at Queenscliff RSL from 7:15
Congratulations again to our wonderful cast!

Nunsense will be staged at Queenscliff Uniting Church Hall from September 13-21
We look forward to seeing you there!

Sunday, May 19, 2019

It's My Party (And I'll Die If I Want To)

Enjoy a delicious two course meal and a laugh out loud show with Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group's production of Elizabeth Coleman's hilarious comedy It's My Party (And I'll Die If I Want To) at the 360Q Restaurant from June 7-15 as part of the Low Light Queenscliff festival.

Directed by renowned theatre identity Robyn Birrell and featuring local performers Ian Rooney, Emma Jones, Daniel Trotter, Stephanie Byrne, Tess Evans and Petrina Dakin.

The Cast of It's My Party (And I'll Die If I Want To)
Stephanie Byrne, Emma Jones, Daniel Trotter
Robyn Birrell (Director), Petrina Dakin
Ian Rooney, Tess Evans

Join us for an hilarious and biting slice of family life laid bare by the imminent passing of the “bombastic but adorable” patriarch, Ron Patterson.

Playwright, Elizabeth Coleman (Secret Bridesmaids Business) is one of Australia's finest writers. Her observations of a “typical” Australian family and all that comes with sibling rivalry is hysterically captured in her endearing but flawed characters and her wincingly funny one liners.

For bookings simply select your preferred performance from the list below and follow the prompts.

It's My Party (And I'll Die If I Want To) is presented by Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group in collaboration with 360Q as part of the Low Light Queenscliff Festival.






Wednesday, May 15, 2019

AUDITIONS - Nunsense

Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group 
announce
AUDITIONS
 for their next production 
Nunsense by Dan Goggin

Monday May 27th from 7:30pm
 at Queenscliff RSL Hall 
9 King Street, Queenscliff. 
Callbacks Sunday June 3rd

 Directed by Debbie Fraser 
To be presented in the Queenscliff Uniting Church Hall 
September 13th - 21st 2019 

 Rehearsals to commence as soon as casting is complete and anticipated rehearsal times to be Monday and Thursday evenings 7.30-10.00pm and Sunday (time to suit cast). 

Rehearsals will take place at the Queenscliff RSL Hall. 

 Nunsense is an hilarious musical comedy in the traditional Broadway style. 
 The show is a fund-raiser put on by the Little Sisters of Hoboken to raise money to bury sisters accidentally poisoned by the convent cook, Sister Julia (Child of God). 
Updated with new jokes, additional lyrics, two new arrangements, and a brand new song 

 Casting – Plus an ensemble of 4-6 females who sing and “dance”. 

SISTER MARY REGINA, MOTHER SUPERIOR: 
Female, 60’s (Range: B3-F5) A feisty overweight Sophie Tucker-type who can't resist the spotlight.

SISTER MARY HUBERT, MISTRESS OF NOVICES: 
Female, mid 50’s (Range: G3-F5) The second in command, she is always competing with the Mother Superior. 

SISTER ROBERT ANNE: 
Female, Early/Mid 30’s (Range: G3-D5) A streetwise taught character from Brooklyn. A constant source of aggravation for the Mother Superior. 

SISTER MARY AMNESIA: 
Female, Late 30’s (Range: Db4-C6) This nun lost her memory after a crucifix fell on her head. She is very sweet. 

SISTER MARY LEO: 
Female, mid20's/Mid 30’s (Range: G#3-G5) The novice, who has entered the convent with the firm desire to become the first nun ballerina. 

Requirements 
Prepare a short monologue and about 30 bars of a song from a musical. Bring recorded backing. 

For further information please contact Laura Perry 0416 150 642 


Saturday, April 27, 2019

Tickets On Sale Now!

It's My Party (and I'll die if I want to)
June 7-15
360Q Restaurant

Join us for a hilarious and biting slice of family life laid bare by the imminent passing of the “bombastic but adorable” patriarch, Ron Patterson.

June 7,8,9,13,14,15
360Q Restaurant
2 Wharf St Queenscliff
Meal Service begins at 6pm

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased online
by clicking on the Buy Tickets tab, or at Trybooking.com

http://www.qltg.org.au/p/buy-tickets.html

Tickets can also be purchased in person at
Queenscliffe Visitor Information Centre
55 Hesse St, Queenscliff. Ph: 5258 4843
 
Tickets are $65 per person and include a 2 course meal
 
It's My Party (and I'll die if I want to) by Elizabeth Coleman
Directed by Robyn Birrell for Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group
in collaboration with 360Q as part of the Low Light Festival.
 
www.qltg.org.au
http://360q.com.au/         



 


Saturday, March 30, 2019

Cast Announcement

It's My Party
(and I'll Die if I Want To)
Cast Announcement


Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group is thrilled to announce the cast of our June production, 

It's My Party (and I'll Die if I Want To)

Ron Patterson - Ian Rooney
Dawn Patterson - Emma Jones
Michael Patterson - Daniel Trotter
Debbie Patterson - Stephanie Byrne
Karen Patterson - Tess Evans
Terry Wilkins - Petrina Dakin

Back: Stephanie Byrne, Emma Jones, Daniel Trotter
Front: Ian Rooney, Robyn Birrell (Director), Tess Evans, Petrina Dakin

A hilarious black comedy by renowned Australian writer Elizabeth Coleman, It's My Party (and I'll Die if I Want To) will be presented by QLTG at the 360Q restaurant from June 7 - 15 under the direction of acclaimed local theatre identity Robyn Birrell. Tickets will go on sale very soon from trybooking.com. See the Buy Tickets page on this website for booking information once ticket sales have opened.
This event is one of many in the renowned Queenscliff Low Light festival.
For other Low Light Festival events visit www.lowlightqueenscliff.com.au

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Auditions - Thursday March 21


AUDITIONS
Thursday March 21
7:30pm at Queenscliff RSL

We will be conducting a second round of auditions for
It's My Party (and I'll Die if I Want To)
this Thursday March 21 at Queenscliff RSL

We are still seeking actors for the following roles:

DAWN PATTERSON - Female, mid 60's, warm, lovable, suprisingly astute
MICHAEL PATTERSON - Male, late 30's, tense, image-conscious, driven
DEBBIE PATTERSON - Female, mid 30's, creative, fun, vulnerable
KAREN PATTERSON - Female, mid 20's, spoilt, self-absorbed, petulant
TED WILKINS - Male, mid-late 20's, polite, personable, eager to please

To book an audition, or for further information please contact Laura Perry on 0416 150 642

Story
Ron Patterson has only 111 minutes left to live so he decides to invite the kids around for sausage rolls, salads and a bit of quality time. As he attempts to tie up the loose ends of his life, all the juicy neuroses of his very dysfunctional family come out of the closet and his well planned party starts to unravel.

It's My Party (and I'll Die if I Want To) is a hilarious black comedy by well known Australian writer Elizabeth Coleman (Secret Bridesmaids' Business).
We will be performing at the 360Q restaurant at Queenscliff Harbour in early June as part of the Low Light festival.


Monday, March 4, 2019

AUDITIONS - It's My Party

It’s My Party
(And I’ll Die If I Want To)
by Elizabeth Coleman

Directed by Robyn Birrell
To be presented in collaboration with Queenscliff Low Light Festival

June 7 - 15 2019

AUDITIONS
Thursday 14th March from 7:30pm at Queenscliff RSL Hall
9 King Street, Queenscliffe

Rehearsal to commence as soon as casting complete and anticipated rehearsal times to be Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday (time to suit cast).
Rehearsals will take place at the Queenscliff RSL Hall

Its My Party (And I’ll Die If I Want To) is an hilarious and biting slice of family life laid bare by the imminent passing of the somewhat controversial patriarch.

Brief Synopsis

Ron Patterson has only 111 minutes left to live and he invites the kids around for sausage rolls, saladas and a bit of quality time. As he attempts to tie up the loose ends of his life, all the juicy neuroses of his very dysfunctional family come to the fore.

Setting

Set in the early 1990’s, the action takes place throughout one evening in a “typical” suburban loungeroom. 

Warnings

This play contains some course language

Characters

Ron Patterson – Male, 60’s
Dawn Patterson – Female, 60’s
Michael Patterson – Male, late 30’s
Debbie Patterson – Female, mid 30’s
Karen Patterson – Female, mid 20’s
Ted Wilkinson – Male, mid to late 20’s 

Requirements

All cast members must become full financial members of the Queenscliff Lighthouse Theatre Group

For further information please contact Laura Perry 0416 150 642


Saturday, March 2, 2019

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING


Take notice that the Annual General Meeting of the Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group Inc. will be held on Wednesday 20 March 2019, 7:30pm at Queenscliff RSL, corner Hesse St and King St.

The Ordinary Business of the Meeting will be:

  1. To approve the Minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting held 12 February 2018.
  2. To receive the President's Report for the year 2018.
  3. To receive the financial statement of accounts for 2018.
  4. To elect a President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary and six ordinary members of the Committee.
  5. To appoint an auditor.
  6. Proposed changes to QLTG Constitution 
  • Clause 10a. The annual general meeting of the Association shall be held during March of each year. 
  • Clause 17 c. All Executive and Ordinary committee members may serve for not more than three successive years in any one office, except as otherwise determined and recommended by the committee to the members of the Association for decision.
  • Clause 28 c. All payments/receipts to be made in conjunction with standard business banking practices.
  • Clause 29. Up to four signatures of committee members to be recorded. For banking purposes, two signatures required providing one is either President, Vice President, Secretary or Treasurer.
       7. General Business
  • Increase of membership fees

Form for nomination of office holders and ordinary members of the committee can be downloaded HERE and must be in the hands of the Secretary before Wednesday 13 March 2019.
Email nomination forms to qltg.theatre@gmail.com
Hon. Secretary Lyn Houldcroft

Thursday, February 14, 2019

QLTG returns to 360Q for LowLight 2019 - Introducing our director!


Following the success of last year's sellout season of After Dinner, QLTG are pleased to announce that we will be returning to 360Q for this year's LowLight festival in June.
We will be announcing this show very soon, as well as all the audition information, but first we are thrilled to welcome Robyn Birrell as director!

Robyn Birrell
Robyn Birrell began her professional arts industry career as a founding member of the Mill Theatre Company in Geelong and later, within that community, undertook the joint roles of Program Manager for Geelong Performing Arts Centre and Executive Officer of the Victorian Association of Performing Arts Centres for over a decade. In 2006 she moved to NSW and assisted in the establishment of The Glasshouse, a new multi-art form cultural centre in Port Macquarie. In 2010 she returned to Melbourne, taking on the role of Artistic Producer, Performing Arts at Gasworks Arts Park and in 2012 she joined Arts Centre Melbourne’s (ACM) programming team working as the Producer on the Hamer Hall re-opening as well as programs such as Carnegie 18; New Music Theatre Program, Kenneth Myer Asian Theatre Season, Full Tilt and the long running Morning Melodies Season. By 2014 Robyn had crossed to the commercial side of the ACM business and took on the newly developed position of Venue Sales Manager. In this role she maintained the relationships with the key resident companies and drives the hiring revenue for the main theatres and the Hamer Hall.

Robyn has held Governance roles with Geelong’s Courthouse Inc., The Arts Industry Council of Victoria and Queenscliff Music Festival as well being on panels for Arts Victoria’s Regional Arts Development Fund, Community Liaison Officers and Professionals in Residence Development Fund and the Organisation’s Investment Program over a number of years. While working in regional NSW Robyn was a panel member for the Arts NSW Touring Fund Panel and NSW Dance Fund Panel and an Executive Board Member for INAPAC.
Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group are thrilled to have Robyn on board, and are looking forward to another successful joint venture with the LowLight Festival and the 360Q restaurant.

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