Starring Penny Everingham and Bob Newman, the play "Walking by Apple Tree Creek" will be performed for one night only, Monday 18th February at 7.30 pm at the Waterloo Bay Leisure Centre, 241 Tingal Rd, Wynnum.
"A play not to be missed. You'll fall in love with Del and Stan and you won't be sorry you took the time to see it." 612 ABC Brisbane.
On the road they've faced the Big Banana, the Big Pineapple, the Big Bull...... Now they must face the big things in their own lives. Presented the Queensland Arts Council's Ontour onstage. A La Boite Theatre Company production.
For bookings phone 3893 2838 (bus hrs) or 3348 2369 (after hours).
Tickets $25 (QAC Member discount and concessions apply)
Come along to Florence Street, between Tingal Road and Bay Terrace on February 2nd to see local artists display their work for sale on the fence of the Wynnum Central School. Top quality art works! Haggle with the artist, enjoy the ambience of this art precinct.
Any artists wishing to display their work can meet the Wynnum Manly Arts Council Reps near the school gates from 8 am.
The bright young cast of Mercury Youth Theatre will be taking to the stage this weekend with age old classic, The Sleeping Beauty. The group has been rehearsing steadily for months under the direction of Cec Rebetzke and Robyn Wescombe and on Friday and Saturday night, the cast of 50 young people aged from eight to eighteen will transform into an array of elves, fairies, princesses, princes and more as the fairytale comes to life for local audiences.
Jessica Morgan, 17, will be performing in the title role as Princess Marigold in the three act play. Having recently completed her schooling the aspiring actor plans to pursue her love of drama next year and has already undergone rigorous auditions for QUT’s prestigious Bachelor of Fine Arts Acting Degree. Only 20 out of hundreds will earn a place in the school that turned out Aussie star Deborah Mailman among others but Jessica has proved her worth; her obvious talent and potential earning her a call back early next year/month. We wish Jessica the best of luck!
The Sleeping Beauty will run for two nights only, November 30 and December 1st from 7:30pm at the Waterloo Bay Leisure centre, 241 Tingal Rd, Wynnum.
Tickets can be purchased at the door, $12 for adults, $6 for concessions and school age children and free for preschoolers and under.
Arts: Florence Proves Central to Flourishing Art Community
Over 30 local artists lined the fence of Wynnum Central State School Saturday 3rd November, with a montage of works in all styles and colours. The day marked a promising beginning for the latest Wynnum Manly Arts Council initiative, ‘Art in Florence’, an event designed to showcase the diverse artistic talent of our area.
Terri Bastow of Wynnum was one of many local artists who gathered on Florence Street to exhibit her work to an admiring public, but she hadn’t predicted the overwhelming success of the day. Despite an early arrival, Terri nearly missed out on the opportunity but just managed to squeeze herself into the last spare inches of the fence.
Dabbling in a variety of different techniques, Terri has taken on a chameleon approach to her works adapting and changing her style at will. Self taught, the talented mother of two, has been painting on canvas for only two years however her past history includes experience in a range of artistic pursuits including chalk boarding, shop window displays and prop designs for a number of community and school productions.
“I didn’t even take art at school,” Terri admitted, “I was always scribbling, but it wasn’t until much later that I really focused in on it. One of my friends owned a pub and one day I was down there for lunch when I noticed the lunch menu chalk boards and thought ‘I could do that’.”
Wynnum Manly’s local theatre company, Savoyard’s, is back with another fantastic season of song and dance for all to enjoy. From the 30th September to the 8th October, the skilled and hand-picked cast of Savoyards will be bringing the best of Broadway tradition to eager local audiences with their rendition of Fiddler on the Roof. For years this work of art has inspired audiences and performers alike in its spellbinding re-creation of the world of Sholom Aleichem, a beloved author and one of the very few writers to speak successfully for an entire people.
His cherished musical, Fiddler on the Roof, tells the tale of a poor dairyman who tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia.
Its universal theme of tradition has captivated audiences around the world cutting across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion. Its humour, warmth and honesty will leave audiences spellbound.
Over 100 eager performers turned up to auditions early July hoping to be a part of this wonderful production. With so much talent on hand, casting was no easy task for Veteran Director Alec Raymond, Musical Director Geoff Secomb and Choreographer Lynette Wockner.
Over 70 talented, local performers were chosen to uphold the Savoyards’ tradition of excellence in musical theatre, including Wynnum’s very own Sherryl-Lee Secomb in the role of Golde (Tevye’s wife).
“The sound of the ensemble is magic; it’s really exciting to hear” claims Raymond, “and I am very much looking forward to working with this cast - they will do it justice and more.”
Fiddler on the Roof will be performed at the Iona Performing Arts Centre and will tour to the Caloundra Civic Cultural Centre in October, carrying on Savoyards’ tradition. The company has toured with its productions across the ‘great south-east’ over the past 45 years and is delighted to be heading north to the Sunshine Coast once more.
For more information contact Savoyards on 3893 4321 or online at www.savoyards.com.au. Treat yourself to a “Great Night at the Theatre!”
Savoyards is back this season with a colourful rendition of Singin’ in the Rain and once again Wynnum Manly Online has the privilege of giving away two of these precious tickets to a lucky member of the website (details soon). Judging by its previous successes, this accomplished musical theatre company is sure to do justice for this ever popular and light-hearted romantic comedy.
Set in Hollywood in the 1920s, the story revolves around the early days of sound film, when many a movie studio found itself struggling to salvage the career of its silent picture star.
Director and choreographer Ruth Gabriel works alongside musical director Matthew Nutley to bring to life a loving adaptation of this celebrated MGM classic. Featuring tap dancers from the tap group “RawMetal” and many memorable Broadway melodies guarantees an easy listening, sing along appeal and dance displays that will leave you breathless.
Complete with rainstorm, snappy dialogue and hilarious situations, this bright, exciting performance is certain to be a perfect night out for all families and lovers of movie musicals. The season runs from 3 June – 18 June for 7 performances at the Iona Performing Arts Centre, 85 North Rd Wynnum West. Bookings can be made via the website at www.savoyards.com.au or by contacting Savoyards on 3893 4321.
Join in the fabulous array of song and dance and don’t forget to enter the free prize draw at the top of this page!
The “Winnam Aboriginal Art Gallery,” held their fifth exhibition, the, “Gathering of Dreams,” between Friday 18th November and December 2nd 2005.
This fascinating exhibition of Indigenous art was a huge success. It featured the works of five indigenous artists from around Brisbane, Dale Weston, Sally Harrison, Glennys Briggs, Wade Thompson and Debbie Walsh. Between them, 30 paintings were on offer during this two-week display. The manager of this gallery, Cheryl Jacob, ensures that different artists are showcased each exhibition as there are so many skilled artists to choose from.
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Arts: Savoyards Oklahoma
From this unconventional opening, Rodgers & Hammerstein II began their simple, unpretentious and romantic story, tinged with earthy humour, and set in the American West when Oklahoma became a ‘brand new state’!
When Oklahoma! opened on Broadway 62 years ago with such unprecedented success, this creative duo launched a new era in American Musical Theatre and the most successful songwriting partnership in Broadway history. This superbly innovative score includes many of Broadway’s best-loved songs – “I Cain’t Say No”, “The Surrey with the Fringe on Top”, “People will say We’re in Love” and of course, the title song “Oklahoma!”
Savoyards extends to you a warm ‘Oklahoma Hello!’ and an invitation to see one of Broadway’s award-winning best!
Starts September 24th, check website www.savoyards.com.au for details, times and bookings.
Wynnum Girl, Adelaide Thane has landed the plum role of "Eponine" in the Ignatians Musical Societies, production of Les Miserables to open at the university of Queensland Sir Fred Schonnel theatre on the 14th.July 2005 through to the 6 th. August. Evenings and matinee performance on the 23 rd. July.
Adelaide, the 2004 winner of the "Tooheys Talent Quest" at Twin Towns is an Old Girl of Moreton Bay College and The Queensland Dance School of Excellence and is studying singing with Geoffry Ashenden.
Arts: “TRACES” Art Reveals the Impact of Childhood Abuse
Through creative intuition, artist, Virginia May reveals the awful and the beauty of her personal experiences in paintings and digital prints exhibited at Wise ART Gallery, 166 Ann St Brisbane, March 2 to March 15.
Titled “Traces” the exhibition demonstrates in bold, colourful, and passionate images an intuitive inquiry into the unconscious and preverbal mind.
“It is my sincere hope that my work can further the understanding of how individuals make meaning from their experiences and express the hidden and unspoken realms of human suffering.”
2nd March at 6:00 PM Wednesday “TRACES” opens at WiseART Gallery , 166 Ann St Brisbane.
Murri@H’Art presents Once upon a Dreamtime…. …. . . . Culture on Canvas Exhibition
A Unique Cultural Presentation in the H’Art of Redcliffe
This unique cultural presentation commences with an Opening Night Performance that embraces the 5 major elements of our culture – a culture that has a history of over 100,000 years BC [before Cook]
art – music – song & dance – storytelling – bush tucker food
Arts: MURRI @ H’ART an Indigenous Art Presentation
MURRI @ H’ART an Indigenous Art Presentation in the H’Art of Redcliffe.
Murri @ H’Art is the first exhibition by a core group of 4 independent Aboriginal Artists who have collectively
brought together a presentation of a unique range of Aboriginal Art & Craft to be held at the Seaside Artists
Gallery on the Redcliffe Peninsula opening on Saturday 8th May 2004.
The artists are:
Michael Connolly of Dreamtime Kullilla-Art, Redcliffe representing the Kullilla people of SW Qld
Glen Evans from Ipswich representing the Kooma people of SW Qld
Michael Huddleston from the Gold Coast representing the Ngardi people of East Arnhem Land
Peter Mulcahy from the Sunshine Coast representing the Kamilaroi people of NW NSW
Come and enjoy a wonderful afternoon where you will be immersed in the lyricism of the songs and the excitement that is musical theatre. Our talented group of singers and dancers present songs from Gigi, The Great Waltz, Countess Maritza, The Merry Widow, Mame, West Side Story and Chicago.
Saturday March 27 and Sunday March 28 at 2pm at the Iona Performing Arts Centre, North Road, Lindum.