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AUDITIONS – Children’s Holiday Show

Will Geezer pass the test?
Torbay Theatre is calling for auditions for our annual July holiday production for children.

WHERE: The Gate Theatre, next to the Torbay Community Hall
WHEN: Sunday 4 June at 2.00pm
and Monday 5 June at 7.30pm

The play, written once again by our own very talented Sophia Burton, is a sequel to last year’s “The Enchanted Cave”, and will involve some of the same characters.
Geezer, now a reformed character, is on a quest, and he needs the help of Trixie and Stacey. Will they help him after he was so naughty last year?
Performances will be in the second week of the July school holidays, around 19-21 July.
Rehearsals will be on one weekday evening 7-9pm, and one weekend afternoon – times to be finalised with the cast. There will be additional daytime rehearsals during the first week of the school holidays.

List of characters:
Geezer – a boy on a mission. He is a reformed character.
Stacey – a girl who is persuaded to help him.
Trixie – an elfin creature who is also persuaded to help in the quest.
Spike – an extremely wicked creature whose main aim is to prevent Geezer succeeding.
A talking tree – could be boy or girl.
Guards 1 & 2 – could be boys or girls
Jewel keeper – girl
Craftsman – male (any age)
Enchantress – female (any age)

Plus a company of children. Other characters will be selected from the company.

If you would like to take part and cannot attend the auditions, ring Jill Reid 09 473 3095, or Daphne Goddard 473 7494

Private Lives

CAST

AMANDA PRYNNE –  JENNY WHISKEN

VICTOR PRYNNE –  CAMPBELL ELLISON

SYBIL CHASE   –  MELISSA WILLIAMS-POPE

ELYOT CHASE –  SCOTT HAYDEN

LOUISE, the French Maid –  NIKI SMITH

It is with great regret that we have had to cancel the second week of performances of Private Lives by Noël Coward, due to the illness of one of our cast members.

However, you have not missed the chance to see this wonderfully entertaining play!

We have now rescheduled the five cancelled performances to the week following Queen’s Birthday weekend, and we encourage you to book on another evening.  The remaining performances are:

Wednesday 7 June, 8.00 pm
Thursday 8 June, 8.00 pm
Friday 9 June, 8.00 pm
Saturday 10 June, 8.00 pm
Sunday 11 June, 2.00 pm (matinée)

Click here to book tickets

March Club Night

CLUB NIGHT – 25 March 2017 from 7.30 pm

Torbay Community Hall

Here is a chance for anybody to find out what it’s like to be on the other side of the footlights.  Come along to entertain and be entertained with dance, song, skits, games and theatre.

Non-members are warmly welcome for a taster of what we do – and maybe you would like to join!  If you’ve never been, come prepared for an evening of highly entertaining edification and silliness.

Please email us or contact Lynette on 478 7911 or Jacqué on 473 5454 if you’d like to contribute a short skit, song, poem, or anything entertaining, or if you’d like to offer yourself as an actor in someone else’s skit. We’d like a little advance notice, maybe a title to put on a preliminary programme, so we can aim to balance the evening a little.

Rehearsal is up to you or as arranged (we often manage a run for anyone wanting/needing it the night before or in the afternoon on the day). Watch your email/Facebook for details closer to the day. Absolute maximum length 10 minutes, the shorter the better.

Entry $2.00 EACH for both performers and audience.  Juice and nibbles will be provided.  BYO drinks.

For more info, please email us or contact Lynette or Jacqué.

ACTT Awards Nominations

We are pleased to announce that Torbay Theatre has received 9 nominations in 8 categories for the 2016 Auckland Community Theatre Trust Awards.

These are:

Best Properties Design
Valerie Langford, Marigold Morphy & Raquel Morla – The Gondoliers

Best Set Design
Anne Rimmer – The Gondoliers

Best Lighting Design
Jonathan McDonald and Kyle Perwick – The Gondoliers

Best Stage Management
Emilia Burton – The Gondoliers

Best Female in a Minor Role
Niki Smith – (Vittoria) The Gondoliers

Best Male in a Supporting Role
Dragan Atanasov – (Don Alhambra) The Gondoliers
Robert Campion – (Rough) Gaslight

Best Female in a Supporting Role
Christina McDonald – (Casilda) The Gondoliers

Best Ensemble
The cast of The Gondoliers

The awards dinner will be held on Saturday 18 March at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

CLUB NIGHT – 24th September 2016

TORBAY THEATRE CLUB NIGHT

SPRING HAS SPRUNG!

Come entertain and be entertained; fight back against the foul winter cold! Come frolic with dance, song, skits, games and theatre

Please contact Lynette on 478 7911 or Jacqué on 473 5454 if you’d like to contribute a short skit, song, poem, or anything entertaining, or if you’d like to offer yourself as an actor in someone else’s skit. We’d like a little advance notice, maybe a title to put on a preliminary programme, so we can aim to balance the evening a little. New members warmly welcome.

If you’ve never been, come prepared for an evening of highly entertaining edification and silliness.

Rehearsal is up to you or as arranged (we often manage a run for anyone wanting/needing it the night before or in the afternoon on the day). Watch your email/Facebook for details closer to the day. Absolute maximum length 10 minutes, the shorter the better

Entry $2.00 EACH  Performers and Audience

For More info or to offer a short skit or piece please contact Lynette: 478 7911 or Jacque: 473 5454

 

Gondoliers Auditions

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Following our super-successful productions of The Pirates of Penzance in 2014 and The Mikado in 2015, the multi-award-winning team at Torbay Theatre is staging Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Gondoliers in December 2016.

Auditions will be held on:

  • Sunday 31 July at 2 pm, in the Torbay Community Hall and
  • Monday 1 August at 7.30 pm, in the Gate Theatre, Torbay

The large cast requires FIVE principal males and FOUR principal females who are confident singers and actors, along with another EIGHT minor soloists (four female and four male) who are also members of the chorus.

As well, we require another 10-20 chorus members (both male and female) who are competent singers and/or dancers (not necessarily both!)

Auditions will take a workshop format, so we ask that all auditionees arrive at the start of the session.  Wear comfortable clothes and shoes for movement, and bring an audition song with piano music or an accompaniment track if you wish to be considered as a soloist.  All ages from teens up are welcome!

Rehearsals will be held at the Torbay Community Centre on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7-9 pm, and on Sundays from 2-5 pm.  These rehearsals will be timetabled around cast availability, and will be organised in groups so that, initially, most cast will only be required at one or two rehearsals a week.

Production dates are from 8 to 18 December (except Monday 12th) with 2 pm matinées on the Sundays, and all other performances at 7.30 pm.

Resources can be downloaded from here:

Further background, synopsis, etc can be found on Wikipedia.

For more information, or to register your interest, please contact Graham Mandeno – phone (09)4735454, or click to email.

Additional Auditions For Absent Freinds

Torbay Theatre is holding a further audition for this Alan Ayckbourn play as follows:-

Date:-    Sunday   26 June 2016

Time:-    7 pm

Venue:-   Gate Theatre, Torbay Community Hall, Torbay

Cast:-     3 male and 3 female,  30 – 50 years

The production dates are 19 – 28 August 2016.

Enquiries:  Director  Lynne Davis  021 591 300.