Rehearsals for Guys and Dolls are full steam ahead, the singing sounds wonderful, the set is in construction and costumes are coming together. To buy tickets go online at www.baytheatreplayers.org.au or come to the Playhouse at 33 Gregory Street, Batemans Bay on Saturdays only from 10am-12noon. There will be 18 performances from October 27 through to December 1.
Are you interested in training as an usher?
Bay Theatre Players is looking for volunteers who want to become involved in the theatre and are interested in training as ushers. Training takes less than an hour. If you are interested contact Viv Wheatley on 0416 083 545 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Saturday, October 13, at 10:30am and 1pm – Traditional Pantomime Readings with Sam Lloyd at Bay Playhouse.
A traditional pantomime is being considered as one of the productions for 2019 to give a balanced season for all ages and types of members, actors and audiences. Traditional pantomime, originally developed in England, is a type of musical comedy designed for family entertainment.
The morning session at 10.30am will be a reading of Puss in Boots by Ben Crocker. Jack the miller’s son uses his last shilling to buy his cat some boots. Suddenly he has the most fabulous talking cat! With Puss to help him, just about anything is possible, even defeating the fearsome Ogre Grimgrab and marrying the Princess! Expect all the traditional panto ingredients, plenty of song, laughter and audience participation and some very dangerous Killer Rabbits!
The afternoon session at 1pm will be a reading of Mother Goose, also by Ben Crocker. Mother Goose seeks to find her magical snow goose, Heidi but will she be foiled by the evil troll, Smorg or the wicked Baron Von Rumpensmakka and his henchman, Gonk? This is a Scandi panto – packed full of laughs, songs and Northern magic!
To help decide the future direction of the theatre for next year come along to the readings and see what you think of these two pantomimes.
If you are coming for the day to enjoy both readings please bring a plate of food to share with others for lunch. If you can only attend one reading please come along, read and enjoy a chuckle and a cup of tea or coffee.
Sunday, October 14, at 2pm – Shakespeare Workshop – Henry IV Part 1 & 2 with Jack Hellimore at Bay Playhouse.
For those with a love of the Bard and those who want to find out more about the play Henry IV, come along on Sunday. This is a historical play written no later than 1597 about the reign of Henry IV. Enjoy an afternoon exploring this popular play. Light refreshments will be provided.