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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Auditions for Sleeping Beauty 10 Oct

Our January holiday panto is coming… 


AUDITIONS  

Monday 10 October at 7pm

(call Lyn 0414897720 to register) 


Queenscliff Lighthouse Theatre Group looks forward to staging Sleeping Beauty in the January 2023 school holidays. 

We need 3 males and 6 females to bring to life this fun show, directed by Deb Fraser. 

Parts available: 

Males: (King, Queen/dame and Lord Dandini 

Females: Princess Aurora, Fairy Dreamawhile, Caraboose, Spinning Jenny, Daffy (dragon), Pickles (Jester) 

Ages: 12 + 

Rehearsals will be held in Queenscliff on Monday and Thursday evenings, starting 17 October. 

The QLTG panto will run daily from Mon 9 to Sat 14 January 2023.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

21st BIRTHDAY REUNION CELEBRATIONS

The Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group went down memory lane in a happy celebration of our 21st birthday in August.

Past and present members gathered at Queenscliff Uniting Church Hall to reminisce about the 35 shows put on by the company, and the many friendships and fun shared.

Special guests on the night were two of the original members – Norma Addison and Ellen Burke.

Norma did a fantastic job putting together the photo boards on display, featuring
QLTG shows from 2001 to 2013.

The entertainment included songs from alumnni David Golightly, Dan Eastwood and Nicole Hickman, Peter, Paul and Marion, Edwina Royce, Stewart Firth and Ian Rogulski, Carol Fogg and Lisa Hearnden-Jones.

MC was the delightful Ian Rooney, who constantly teased QLTG secretary Lyn
Houldcroft with his puns but got a run for his money from former stage “wife” Emma Jones.

Former president Ian Royce was greatly chuffed to be awarded a life membership.

QLTG president Terry Fogg said: “I want to give special thanks to all the past
members, some who are no longer with us - musicians, actors, singers, dancers,
stage managers, crew, committee, sponsors and audience - who have supported
QLTG over the past 21 years. We also thank the Queenscliff Uniting Church and Queenscliff RSL for their continued support.

"Here's to another 21 years!"

Were you at the 21st birthday reunion? Do you have any photos of the event? Especially members of the audience! Send them to qltg.theatre@gmail.com and we'll put them on display (and keep for posterity!)

Below: President Terry Fogg presents Ian Royce with his QLTG LIFE Membership
     
QLTG Patron and Life Member Val Lawrence and Geraldine Davidson look over the photo display of past productions


Entertaining the audience was Edwina Royce

QLTG alumni David Golightly knocks out the audience with Neil Diamond's Crunchy Granola Suite, followed by his legendary Elvis moves. 

David Golightly back in civvies, with Mum 
  
A grand opening from Carol Fogg, Lisa Hearnden-Jones, Nicole Hickman and Debbie Fraser.

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Cinderella fun for families this July

Book now for 4 to 9 July 2022, two shows daily!

The Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group holiday show Cinderella is going ahead - six months after originally planned. 

It will be staged from Monday 4 July to Saturday 9 July at Queenscliff Uniting Church Hall, corner Stokes Street and Hesse Street, Queenscliff. There are two shows daily, at 10.30am and 1.30pm, as well as an evening show on Friday 8 July at 7.30pm.

The theatre group had originally "bumped in" the Cinderella set and was about to open the show in January, when the show was postponed because of a spike in COVID-19 numbers. 

Director Debbie Fraser said: "I'm delighted to say Cinders is back, and with two new cast members. We can promise a fun show for local families and visitors alike."

Tickets are $15 children and $20 adults, and are available via www.qltg.org.au or www.trybooking.com/BVSVY. Group bookings are available - see the trybooking site for details.

Victorian COVID-Safe requirements apply

Note: for the children, if you participated in our Cinderella colouring competition in January, you will be happy to know we will finally be drawing a winner! The prize is a family ticket to the show.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Congratulations to our new Life Members

Congratulations to our new Life Members, announced at the QLTG Annual General Meeting on Monday 21 March 2022.

Life Memberships went to:
  • Laura Perry
  • Debbie Fraser (via Zoom link)
  • Val Lawrence
Val was unable to attend on the night, but we presented her certificate at a later ceremony.

All three members are stalwarts of the theatre group - Laura behind the scenes, Debbie as a long-time director and Val as our patron.

Caption: Laura Perry (centre) receives her Life Membership from President Terry Fogg.
Debbie Fraser was online to receive her award.

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

CINDERELLA - POSTPONED

 

Unfortunately due to the current Covid situation we have had to postpone our January pantomime "Cinderella" to a later date.

We must make a hard decision in postponing this production until later in the year at a safer time for all cast, crew, and audience.

The risk of putting on a show inside the fantastic Uniting Church Hall we convert into a Theatre, in an enclosed space to create the darkness for Theatre lighting effects and the need to air condition the room is too great a risk with the current Covid situation in our community.

The committee must think of the safety of all, and I hope you understand.

The show must go on, but not now, we have the sets, the talent, and the team for this production to be a success later in the year.

As soon as we are able to proceed with the show we will post an update on qltg.org.au

Saturday, January 1, 2022

CINDERELLA OPENS JANUARY 10!

 
January 10-15 2022

10:30am and 1:30pm daily
Also 7:30pm Friday Jan 14



Queenscliff Uniting Church, 85 Hesse St