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Could you Help for a Few Hours?

If you’re a dab hand building things, or have a special talent for finding the right props for a stage play, we need you!

We’re preparing for Calendar Girls, and can use all the assistance we can get. Please come along and help out, even if you only have a few spare hours.

It’s very rewarding seeing your handiwork on stage!

Please contact the producer Allan for details. Thanks so much. Without you, we couldn’t do it.

Allan Dean
0428 748 177
allan.dean.1@bigpond.com

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Cole Porter’s Anything Goes coming to Follies

In exciting news, Milton Follies is able to announce their June 2019 Junior show, Cole Porter’s classic, Anything Goes. Lloyd McDonald, director of Joseph, The Little Mermaid and Seussical, is excited to be bringing this famous show to Milton Theatre, along with choreographer Ash Howes and musical director Ruth Myers.

“This is a great show with incredible opportunities for our local young performers. It’s a play with great comedic characters, so I’m looking for charismatic actors. It’s full of toe tapping songs like Anything Goes, I Get a Kick Out of You and You’re the Top, so my leading men and ladies are going to need to be strong singers.

Most importantly, this is a dancer’s show, so Ash is going to have her work cut out for her! Ideally, we’d love a core of 4-6 high quality dancers to feature in the high energy show-stopper numbers.”

There’s still a bit of administration and planning for Follies to get through, but expect audition information to be posted online towards the end of the year.

Volunteers Needed

If you’re a dab hand building things, or you have a special talent for finding the props for the right stage play, we need you!

We’re starting to prepare for Calendar Girls, and can use all the assistance we can get. Please come along and help out, even if you only have a few spare hours.

It’s very rewarding seeing your handiwork on stage!

Please contact Allan for details. Thanks so much.. Without you, we couldn’t do it.

Allan Dean
0428 748 177
allan.dean.1@bigpond.com

Updated Calendar Girls Auditions in April

We’ve changed the audition format, so the second week is for callbacks:

Audtions will be held at the CWA Hall in Milton at 7-9pm:

  • Tuesday April 10th
  • Thursday April 12th

Callbacks will be held at the same venu and time:

  • Tuesday April 17th
  • Thursday April 19th

The full audition pack can be downloaded here: Calendar Girls Audition Pack

Come and be part of this wonderful production!

April Auditions for Calendar Girls

Come and audition for our 2018 show Calendar Girls, based on the very popular film of the same name:

When Annie’s husband John dies of leukaemia, she and her best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow Women’s Institute members, Cora, Celia, Ruth and Jessie, to pose nude with them for an ‘alternative” calendar.

The news of the women’s charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie’s friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new found fame.

Audtions will be held at the CWA Hall in Milton at 7-9pm:

  • Tuesday April 10th
  • Thursday April 12th

Callbacks will be held at the same venu and time:

  • Tuesday April 17th
  • Thursday April 19th

The full audition pack can be downloaded here: Calendar Girls Audition Pack

Come and be part of this wonderful production!

Our next production: Calendar Girls

The much loved comedy Calendar Girls will make its local debut at the Milton Theatre towards the end of this year. This popular story follows the quiet, normally conservative ladies of a Women’s Institute in Yorkshire, who bare more than just their souls, in order to raise funds for charity.

The play is in the safe hands of experienced director Di Falloon, who has created many successful shows for the Follies over the years. She’s returning from a break, full of enthusiasm for this moving story about friendship, nudity, loss, and strategically placed flowers and vegetables.

Anybody who’d like to act on stage, or help behind the scenes, or at the front of house, watch this space for further details!

NIDA Open Workshop a Great Success!

Milton Follies, with the assistance of a $4500 CASP grant, hosted a NIDA open workshop for 16 talented budding thespians this weekend.

NIDA director, Elsie Edgerton-Till, who has worked with Opera Australia, Sydney Theatre Company and Griffin theatre, brought her years of training and experience to Milton CWA Hall for an intensive two day workshop, attended by a mix of teen Follies regulars and newcomers.

“I have absolutely loved working with this group, ” said Elsie. “Country kids are so much more relaxed and open to expressing themselves and trying new things. This group has risen to every challenge I gave them. We have had an incredible time.”

Milton Follies President, Ruth Myers, attended both days and was impressed by the commitment and enthusiasm of the all involved.

“There was a lot of hard work put in by the Follies Committee to make this workshop happen. We are grateful to NIDA Open and to Regional Arts NSW. Without the CASP grant we would not have been able to go ahead.  Given the success of this weekend, we are keen to pursue all avenues to provide professional training locally as often as we can. We look forward to seeing these teens bringing their improved skills to a Follies production soon!”

Despite the diversity of age and experience, the participants responded well to the enthusiastic direction of Elsie, with improvement demonstrated by all. As a part of their audition training, each performer was pushed to their limits to breathe life into rehearsed monologues.

Follies regular, Sophie Morrissey, was thrilled to be included in the workshop. “I am passionate about performance and acting, and will be producing a major drama work for my HSC this year. Elsie has been a fantastic teacher, and I am grateful for the opportunity to learn from her.ransw-logo