SCD Arts Saturday January 11 2014
Success for West Side Story Star
Talented local performer, Hayden Rodgers, from Palmwoods, has secured a coveted spot in Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University’s Musical Theatre course.
Hayden was Noosa Arts Theatre’s leading man last year, in their acclaimed production of West Side Story, directed by Sam Coward. “It’s vital that our local talent gets a chance to learn from the best in our industry and Sabey’s course offers some of Australia’s top teachers of musical theatre,” notes Coward. Paul Sabey, famed for establishing the musical theatre foundation course at London’s Mountview Academy, created the Bachelor of Musical Theatre, the first of its kind to be offered in Queensland. Rodgers said the offer of a place in the course was unexpected. “I was so resigned to next year being nothing like I hoped but now it can be everything I dreamed,” he said.
International Cabaret Contest
Tonight at Brisbane Powerhouse, Your Theatrics International Cabaret Contest will see Sam Coward on stage to co-host with Brisbane’s Angela Harding, and local performers competing for a place in the Grand Final, in which one performer will take out a prize package that includes the opportunity to appear at The NY Musical Theatre Festival and cabaret festivals across Australia. Judges include Ian MacKellar, Artistic Director of the Noosa Long Weekend Festival, and competitors include the Sunshine Coast’s Toni Zaffa, Louise Kennedy and (Riff from Noosa Arts Theatre’s West Side Story) Adam Flower. Support our local talent at Brisbane Powerhouse tonight at 7:30pm. Bookings online brisbanepowerhouse.org
NT Live Screenings
Thanks to Noosa Arts Theatre and Free Air Entertainment, we can catch up with acclaimed productions from Great Britain’s National Theatre this month, including Macbeth on Friday January 17 at 1pm & 7:30pm and The Habit of Art on Friday 1pm & 7:30pm. Bookings online noosaartstheatre.org.au or call 5449 9343
Season Launch Soiree
Join Sunshine Coast Theatre Alliance President, Sam Coward, and member theatre companies for the Season Launch Soiree on Saturday February 8 at Noosa Arts Theatre, for an evening of fine company, fun, drinks and canapés, all for just $35. Enjoy a preview of each company’s 2014 season, with each company offering a sneak peak of their upcoming productions. Catch up with old friends and if you’re new to the scene, meet new friends and put names to those familiar faces from our local stages. Limited capacity. Bookings online noosaartstheatre.org.au or call 5449 9343
See Cinderella Before She Disappears Like the Fine Morning Mist!
See Cinderella, a traditional pantomime presented by BATS and directed by Mary Newton, today at 10am & 4pm. Season continues tomorrow and January 18 & 19 at Buderim Memorial Hall. Bookings online batstheatre.com.au or call 5445 2515
The Making of the Great Lover
Written by local identity, Jo Denver, and directed by Denver and Michelle Connelly, The Making of the Great Lover is a deliciously decadent tale of exotic desire…from the pen of the wife of an English Pig Breeder. As fate would have it, there is just the young Italian to play the sensual title role in the screenplay she comes up with, and it’s a hit! Book early for The Making of the Great Lover, a fantastic comedy to see with the other half or a bunch of good friends, opening at the Lind in time for Valentine’s Day. February 14, 15, 19, 21 & 22 at 8pm. Matinees February 15, 16 & 22 at 2pm. Bookings online lindlane.com.au or call 5441 1814
Images: West Side Story. Images by Andrew Seymour.