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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.

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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.

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