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Milton Follies 2021 Theatre Workshop

Milton Follies is proud to present our 2021 THEATRE WORKSHOPS.

With Covid shutting down our 2020 and June 2021 shows, we’re keen to try something different – theatre workshops!

Our workshops will give newcomers and regulars a chance to improve their skills in theatre including stagecraft, choreography, improvisation, singing and performance.

We hope to create connections, strengthen friendships, build self confidence, improve self esteem and have fun.We also hope that you consider using your skills in future shows!

Classes will be on Tuesday afternoons / evenings during school terms 1 and 2, from March 2nd to June 22nd, and will be grouped into primary, high school and adult classes.

The classes will cost $100 for the entire run. Milton Follies is a Creative Kids Provider and will accept the Creative Kids Voucher as payment.

We expect the classes to be popular, so reserve your spot now!

To reserve your place, please send your name,date of birth and contact phone number to miltonfollies@gmail.com

Frequently asked questions

  • Where will the workshops be held?

The workshops will be held at the CWA hall, 56 Wason Street Milton.

  • Who is running the workshops?

The workshops will be run by Milton Follies directors, choreographers, musical directors and performers. Depending on the workshop activity, participants will be mentored in large or small groups, or individually.

  • Do I need to audition?

No! You need no prior experience to participate. You will need to register as soon as possible as we will be limiting numbers.

  • What time will the workshops run?

This is still to be finalised. We are hoping to run three separate classes, but as numbers are yet to be confirmed, the times are yet to be finalised. If numbers allow, we may consider a Thursday class.

  • Primary                     5.40 – 6.30
  • High School              6.40 – 7.30
  • Adults                        7.40 – 8.30
  • Can infants school students participate?

Being new to this, Milton Follies is not planning on running an infant’s school class. However, let us know if your infant’s school child is interested in participating and we will base our final decision when we know final numbers.

  • Will there be a performance after these workshops?

We are hoping that each group will be able to stage a small performance of skits, scenes, monologues and musical numbers at the end of June at the CWA hall or similar. This will depend on NSW Health Guidelines at that time.

  • What do I need to bring?

Bring a water bottle and comfortable shoes for learning simple dance steps. (Sneakers are ok, thongs are not.)

  • Is Milton Follies putting on a show this year?

At this stage, we are hoping to put Vicar of Dibley on in November 2021, pending the lifting of Covid restrictions. We are hoping to stage an all ages or junior show in 2022.

  • Will Covid restrictions be in place?

Yes. Milton Follies will adhere to all restrictions put in place by NSW Health, including temperature screening prior to entry, exclusion of unwell participants or participants who have been to hot spots, hand sanitisation, frequent cleaning and social distancing as practical. Singing will not be introduced until restrictions lift.

  • I have more questions! Who do I contact? How do I know if I’m in?

Our email address is miltonfollies@gmail.com. We suggest you register your interest for the workshops with your questions. We don’t want you to miss out! We will announce on Facebook when the classes are full. If you have made it, we will send you an email confirming your class day and time.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2020

Do you have a passion for performance? Are you keen to support the Arts? Are you looking to volunteer in your community? Would you like to be a part of the Milton Follies family?

Milton Follies will be holding its AGM on Sunday December 13th at 4pm.

Members are asked to please RSVP to miltonfollies@gmail to allow us to plan a COVID safe meeting and address will be provided.

Please contact us at miiltonfollies@gmail.com if you would like to apply for a role or if you would like further information.

UPDATE: The Vicar of Dibley show has been postponed to June 2021 due to the current restrictions in place. Our priority is the health and safety of our cast, production team and audience during this difficult time. We look forward to seeing you in the audience in June.

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Milton Follies AGM

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Do you have a passion for performance? Are you keen to support the Arts?
Are you looking to volunteer in your community?
Would you like to be a part of the thriving Milton Follies family?
Milton Follies will be holding its AGM on
Sunday December 15th that 4pm at Milton CWA Hall,
followed by Christmas drinks in Milton.
We are keen for all members to vote at our annual general meeting.
Please contact us at miltonfollies@gmail.com if you would like to apply for a role
or if you would like further information.

Evie & The Birdman Closes

Milton Follies would like to say a huge congratulations to all our cast and crew for a successful production of Evie & The Birdman.

Milton Follies would also like to thank our sponsors.

Thank you also to you, our community, for your ongoing support of Milton Follies.

We’ll see you all again at Vicar of Dibley!

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Anything Goes Jr Show Dates!

Rehearsals are well underway and we’re excited about the show we are creating!
Tickets will be released for sale soon – until then, mark these dates in your diary. You don’t want to miss out!
 
Friday 31st May 7pm
Saturday 1st June 5pm
Sunday 2nd June 2pm
 
Friday 7th June 7pm
Saturday 8th June 5pm
Sunday 9th June 2pm
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Anything Goes Cast Announcement!

The audition panel and production team are excited to announce the 2019 cast of Anything Goes Junior.

Reno: Maya H
Billy : Caleb H
Hope. Poppy G
Moonface Martin: Duncan M
Evelyn / Casey: Zach S
Mrs Harcourt: Erin T
Whitney / Sailor 1: Ryan S
Erma: Holly F
Angels 1,2,3 & 4: Isabella V, Melissa H, Lilly B & Lara Y
Reverend Dobson / Sailor: Jack F
Captain / Sailor: Nazar E
Deck Steward: Karina M
Purser: Sienna C
Betty: Grace C
Estelle / FBI Agent # 1: Jessie W
Sailor 2: Lucas M
Luke/ Sailor: Ethan S
John/Sailor: Will S
Photographer #1 / Passenger : Abi T
Photographer #2 / Passenger :Edith B
Reporter #1&3 / Passenger: Jaya P
Reporter #2 / Passenger: Mollie M
FBI Agent #2: Chloe G
Passenger: Hayley G

 

 

 

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Calendar Girls Closes

All good things must come to an end, and that was certainly the case of Milton Follies triumphant production of Calendar Girls which closed with a full house on Sunday 11th November. The show, seen by over a thousand people, was a huge success, with audiences treated to a heart warming show with bold performances which made them laugh uproariously one minute and move them to tears the next.

Calendar Girls came together as a result of six months of hard work. Director Diana Falloon knew how much potential the show had, and kept a firm hand on bringing her vision to life. Allan and Jann Dean, new to the area, brought a wealth of experience, talent and hard work to their roles of Producer and Props Manager, and brought the show to flower – as those of you who were blown away by the calendar shoot and final sunflower scene will attest! Superbly wrangled by our Stage Manager Jennifer Sach and her stage crew, cast and props were always where they meant to be, when they were meant to be there, and mostly in correct costumes thanks to Costume Manager Ash Howes. The unflappable Hair and Makeup team, headed by Renee Morgan and Ingrid Elenius, were their usual fabulous selves, and helped the cast to stride on stage and into character. We also owe our Lighting Designer, Claire Kirk-Downey, a debt of gratitude. Her work was magnificent, but the funeral and letters scene were both particularly given an additional emotional punch by her design. We would have also been lost without our safety net, Prompt Cath Tidbury, who attended every rehearsal and knew the show backwards. A huge thanks also goes to Steve Sayers, for his tireless work as Sponsorship Officer and FOH manager, as well as to all the volunteers who helped both front and back of stage. Follies also would like to acknowledge the hard work and support offered by Billy and the UHS Entertainment students.

Finally, a word about our cast. Many of our cast had not worked together before, nor taken on roles that stretched or challenged them as much as this show did. Calendar Girls is first and foremost about friendship, and that’s what this show created in abundance for our performers. There’s nothing like choreographing public nudity with random props and lighting covers to promote trust and respect within a group – and that comes only after multiple rehearsals full of hysterical laughter and dawning realisation that yes, this is actually going to happen! Having the show so well received – and being met with wave upon wave of raucous laughter which you think has peaked but then gets even louder – has been an experience they will never forget.

As always, thank you to our sponsors and to our community. We look forward to building on the success of Calendar Girls.

Photo Credit : Anna Rosenzweig

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