Posts Tagged ‘NT Live


Sunshine Coast Arts Friday 21 2014


SCD Arts Friday February 21 2014


Xanthe Coward


The Making of The Great Lover


When Maleny playwright Jo Denver wrote The Making of the Great Lover, about Edith Maud Hull, her husband Percy, and her daughter Cecil Winstanley Hull, she had no idea that Edith’s relatives lived in Australia. Naomi MacKinnon, from Cairns, is married to one of many Hull descendants in that area. Jo said that when she was writing about someone who lived in a little village in England she had no idea that any of the Hull family had been residing in far north Queensland around the Ingham area since 1871. The Making of The Great Lover enjoys its final performances tonight at 8pm and tomorrow at 2pm and 8pm. This new historical comedy is over-the-top Fifty Shades of Grey fun. Bookings online or call 5441 1814


Hamlet. Psyched


USC Theatre presents Hamlet. Psyched. Directed by Jo Loth, it’s a new and original look into the troubled head and heart of Shakespeare’s most famous teen, Hamlet. Chancellor College performing Arts Centre on February Wednesday 26, 27 & 28. Bookings




NT Live – Coriolanus & War Horse


Noosa Arts Theatre screens the Donmar Warehouse’s acclaimed production of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus on Sunday at 6:30pm and Monday at 10am. Directed by Donmar’s Josie Rourke and featuring Tom Hiddleston (The Hollow Crown) and Mark Gatiss (Sherlock), this is the classic story of one man v the world. In March, don’t miss the National Theatre’s smash hit, War Horse, screening on Friday March 7 at 1pm & 7:30pm, Sunday March 9 at 6:30pm and Monday March 10 at 10am. Bookings online or call 5449 9343


Hat Fitz & Cara live at Noosa Arts Theatre


Noosa Arts theatre hosts Hat Fitz & Cara, award-winning hill style country blues duo, for one night only, on Friday February 28 at 7:30pm. Bookings online or call 5449 9343




Minefields & Miniskirts


Directed by Jenni McCaul, Minefields & Miniskirts is a collection of the stories and memories from women affected by the Vietnam War, interviewed by Siobhan McHugh and adapted for the stage by Terence O’Connell. Featuring Jo Hendrie on vocals and guitar, the play uses music of the era to tug at your heartstrings, and good ol’ Aussie humour to make you laugh. Catch Sharon Grimley, Tania Nash, Jannine Ritchie, Kitten Styler and Julia Verburgt on stage from March 13. Bookings or call 5449 9343




Accidental Death of an Anarchist


PAK presents Dario Fo’s satirical black comedy Accidental Death of an Anarchist-based on the real life event of an anarchist’s death in 1970’s Italy while in police custody. This production is a zany riotous and at times deeply profound expose of the social and political machinations of 70’s Italy and blends live action and multi media in an evocative and highly original way. March 7, 8, 9 & 14, 15,16 at USC Student Guild. Bookings


Motherhood Out Loud


Directed by Jacqui Mata Luque, this myth-smashing comedy about parenthood, features Susie Pritchard, Wendy Silvester, Cathy Quinn and many more. If you’re a mother, you’ll love it and if you’re not, you’ll go home and thank your mum. From March 14. Bookings or call 54452515


Four Weddings and An Elvis


Coolum Theatre Players present a musical comedy about four of Sandy’s most memorable weddings – she’s the four-times-married-three-times-divorced owner of a Las Vegas wedding chapel. Featuring Jennifer Rousset, Marilyn Davies and more from March 21. Bookings or call 5446 20 50






Noosa Arts Theatre – Jerry’s Girls


Noosa Arts Theatre’s information night for Jerry’s Girls, an all female musical review celebrating the music and lyrics of Jerry Herman, directed by Stephen Moore, will be held on Wednesday March 26 at 7:30pm at Noosa Arts Theatre and the auditions in April. September season. Details


The Lind, Nambour – Sweet Fanny Adams


Director, Errol Morrison, will hold auditions for Sweet Fanny Adams March 27 and 31 at 7pm. A rollicking Aussie musical about the rivalry between brothel owners Kitty Divine and Fanny Adams, there are some fun roles up for grabs. Details




Sunshine Coast Arts January 25 2014


SCD Arts January 25 2014

Xanthe Coward


Jordan Russell in West Side Story

Jordan Russell as Maria in Noosa Arts Theatre’s West Side Story


Give your child the chance to shine 


When I was growing up in a creative household I never considered myself lucky. I wasn’t ungrateful, but I thought my family was like everybody else’s, hosting closing night parties, learning in primary school to do my own hair and makeup for ballet concerts and musical productions, and spending most afternoons at dance classes and rehearsals. Before there was a shopping hub across the road from Buderim Memorial Hall, there was a single shop. It was a fish and chips shop and a convenience store (conveniently, it stocked Smith’s crisps as well as hot chips). After school, a bunch of us would order $2 worth of hot chips to share on the grassy lawn out in front of the hall. The kids came from all the local schools, from as far away as Nambour. I can attribute some of my most memorable friendships and a great deal of confidence to hanging out at BATS.


From the perspective of teacher, parent and theatre critic, there is nothing more valuable than supporting our kids’ creative pursuits. Being involved in a theatrical production is like any team sport, teaching vital social skills and developing children’s confidence as an individual performer and as a member of a team. There are many roles backstage too so if your child shies away from the spotlight, get them along to learn the technical side of making theatre. It’ so exciting to be a part of Wardrobe, set design and construction, or lighting and sound!


BYTES YOUTH THEATRE will be holding a Registration afternoon on Tuesday 28th January from 3.30pm – 6.00pm at Buderim Memorial Hall. Auditions for their Master Class acting and Musical Theatre Program will also be conducted on this day.


With Robyn Ernst at the helm, BYTES has been 13 years in operation, with over 160 productions staged and over 4000 young performers through its doors. BYTES has won multiple awards in production, direction, playwriting and performance, and alumni include graduates of WAAPA, VCAE, AIM, QUT, USQ & USC. Details

PAK Fundraiser

USC’s Performing Arts Kollective (PAK) is holding a super fun fundraising BBQ sausage sizzle today from 10am – 4pm outside Woolworths in Currimundi on the corner of Bellara Drive and the Nicklin Way. Support PAK performers and find out what they’re up to in 2014. Details on Facebook.

NT Live – The Habit of Art


The Habit of Art screens on January 31 at 1pm and 7.30pm. Alan Bennett’s play is as much about the theatre as it is about poetry or music. It looks at the unsettling desires of two difficult men, WH Auden and Benjamin Britten, and at the ethics of biography. It reflects on growing old, on creativity and inspiration, and on persisting when all passion’s spent: ultimately, on the habit of art. The telegraph’s Charles Spencer said, “The Habit of Art is another absolute cracker, often wonderfully and sometimes filthily funny (this is not a show for the prudish), but also deeply and unexpectedly moving.” Directed by Nicholas Hytner and starring Richard Griffiths and Alex Jennings, this is a screening not to be missed. Bookings online or call 5449 9343


Start spreading the news – Jordan Russell sets her sights on New York City


Speaking of New York City, Jordan Russell, who played Maria in Noosa Arts Theatre’s West Side Story and Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls at Matthew Flinders Anglican College last year, is off to NYC. In New York, Jordan will audition for four universities: The Manhattan School of Music, Mannes School of Music, PACE University and Academy of Musical and Dramatic Arts. We wish Jordan well!


Sunshine Coast Theatre Alliance President Acting Up in 2014


Sunshine Coast Theatre Alliance President and Co-Artistic Director of XS Entertainment, Sam Coward, has accepted a role in a major movie being filmed this year in Nambour for a 2015 release…but due to strict publicity guidelines we can’t tell you what it is yet! Producers of the horror slasher film have shared the news across multiple social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter, so if you were thinking it’s time to open an account you’re right! Theatre companies, artists and filmmakers are using social media more and more effectively to get their news out to fans. Details here soon, but in the meantime, get online to get all the goss.