Calendar Girls rehearsals coming along nicely

There’s no rest for Follies, with Calendar Girls rehearsals now in full swing. The first few rehearsals were full of giggles as performers played Never Have I Ever and the Human Knot game in order to quickly establish relationships on which to build a bonded troupe.

Di Falloon is now spending time with the cast workshopping characters, before tackling perhaps the most daunting scene of the show – the nude calendar photo shoot.

With scores of props, multiple entrances and exits, piano playing, singing, as well as choreography for 6 unclothed women to protect their modesty, this scene has the potential to be the highlight of the play, or its biggest disaster! The show opens in November, with ticket sales available soon.

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Joseph Reunion popular with Cast and Crew

Milton Follies held a mini Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat reunion on Saturday June 16th, with cast and crew of the successful November 2017 production reuniting at Mollymook Bowling Club to sing along to the Donny Osmond movie.

Local performers were in fine voice, with many reprising their roles for one last time. There were many laughs to be had, as the team relived missed cues, close calls and rapid costume changes, and absent members were fondly recalled.

At the end of the movie, it was unanimously agreed that our production had put the professional version to shame.

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

Joseph Cast and Crew Reunion on Saturday, 16th June

The long awaited cast and crew reunion for Joseph will be held soon:

  • Date: Saturday, 16th June
  • Time: meet at 630pm, film at 7pm
  • Venue: Mollymook Bowling Club
  • Cost: $10 including food. Drinks can be purchased at the bar.
  • Chairs will be provided, BYO beanbag if you want.

RSVP to seanh.coach@gmail.com by 9th June for catering purposes.

Note: this is NOT our show! It’s the Donny Osmond film, which is nearly as good 🙂

See you there!

Many thanks to Mollymook Bowling Club for providing their venue.

First read through held for Calendar Girls

After a fortnight of auditions in April, the cast has been chosen for our upcoming production. The director Di Falloon has selected a very experienced group of actors, who came together for the first read through in late April.

The cast is:

  • Chris: Norma Lowe
  • Annie: Debra Appleton
  • Cora: Ruth Myers
  • Jessie: Mary Scott
  • Celia: Di L’Estrange
  • Ruth: Suzanne Sayers
  • Marie: Janet Shaw
  • John: Ed Love
  • Rod: Bill Lampard
  • Lawrence: Gavin Dorrell
  • Lady Cravenshire: Natalie Moore
  • Brenda Hulse: Andrea Douglass
  • Elaine: Crystal Moore
  • Liam: Daniel Costello

The production team is:

  • Director: Diana Falloon
  • Assistant Director: Natalie Moore
  • Producer: Allan Dean

After the recent read through, rehearsals will start in about a month.

Watch this space for more developments!

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!