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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Treading The Boards...maybe!!!

Recently I did some voluntary Front-of-House work at our local Amateur Theatre Group...
One of the first things I noticed upon walking into the Theatre were the empty chairs...

a contrast from walking into the Theatre for their production Wizard of Oz...


The last play there was Seussical the Musical put on by The Bay Players Youth Theatre...



After all of those years being stuck on a page...
'A person's a person, no matter how small'


Seussical's story unfolds mainly through song...
'So...let your imagination soar and your inner child run wild as we present...Seussical the Musical'...





Introducing one of the very talented members of Bay Theatre Players...Sam, who also was part of the Costume Construction Team...



Our very own Bay Players participated in the CAT (Canberra Area Theatre) Awards...
55 Theatre companies took part in the 2009 Awards...
Nearly 100 productions, involving an estimated 6,000 individuals...
on- and off- stage were judged!!!



Given such a level of participation, it is now counted a most significant chievement to be nominated for an Award...


For 2009 the BTP were nominated for 6 Awards....including Best Play...


and won the Award for Best Costume Design for a Musical for Seussical!!!


This Award was won by the BTP President...Candy Burgess!!!


GO BAY PLAYERS!!!



The stage is set...






'The Cat in the Hat' (Roy Smith) and 'Mayzie la Bird'/Dance Captain...(Hannah Connell)



Stills from the Play...



'Mrs Mayor'/Dance Captain (Sivannah Brooks)...and 'Mr Mayor' (Danny Round)...
Danny has been with BTP Youth Group for 5 years and has been accepted into the Newtown High School of the Performing Arts...Great Achievement Danny!!!



Final Scene...



While volunteering at this production I saw these posters...




and noticed the one for Cabaret...the much loved musical that starred Liza Minnelli in the Film Cabaret...and I wanted to get involved...and to wear a costume...


I attended the information evening for Cabaret...then one of the auditions and I think I'm going to have a walk-on part...wearing a costume...from the 1930's!!! I am so excited!!!






Here is the Seussical stage re-painted for the next production...Confusions Plus 2...
a combination of Alan Ayckbourn's Confusions and another of his short plays and a monologue by a second playwright from his compendium of plays, Mixed Doubles...











Backstage...some of the wigs...






and costumes...
There's going to be a barbeque held shortly together with all the cast...


and I'm waiting for a phone call!!!


Meanwhile...I can't stop singing...




What good is sitting alone in your room...


Come hear the music play


Life is a Cabaret, old chum


Come to the Cabaret




Put down the knitting, the book and the broom


Time for a holiday


Life is a Cabaret old chum


Come to the Cabaret...




And I'll be back later hopefully with some good news for a small walk on part wearing a costume!!!



23 comments:

Notjustnat said...

Hey Dzintra, that look like a fun thing to do. Congrats for getting part at the Cabaret, how exciting really!!! I love being on back stage. I was a front of house manager once for high school production where DD was a director. It was a lot of fun. Enjoy BBQ with the cast and happy Sunday - Hugs Nat

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Dzintra
Congrats to the Bay Players and congrats to you getting involved in the fun!! Cabaret!!!Oh i love that movie and will be singing the lead song all day now!!! Might even have to watch the movie again!!!

As a kid I used to do tap and jazz and all the concerts that go with that.. Mum made our costumes... and I drove her nuts singing and dancing around the house!!! hahaha memories... have a great weekend.. xxx Julie

Pooch Morning Glory said...

dzintra
YAY, good for you. both my girls were very involved in drama in high school, so i have been to many productions.
break a leg!
~laura

Mrs Quilty said...

I love going to productions! It is always good entertainment! We have wonderful talent in our valley so it is such fun to attend!

Sue said...

That looks like a fun show and working amongst it must have been great. Well done to you Dzintra.

Fer said...

Sounds like a hoot!

Margaret said...

Local repetory productions are sometimes over looked. in Geelong we have The Woodbin who put on first rate plays, The man from Inisham is next months. I havent seen Suissical , it looks great, Congrats for your involvement.

Terry said...

Wonderful result for the Bay Platers one and all
Sounds like you've been bitten by the bug. Here's hoping Enjoy.
Great post with lots of pics.
Terry

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Hi Dzintra,

Looks like you are hooked :)
I hope you get the part...make sure we get to see a piccie :)
Congratulations to the cast.

BTW...happy birthday to your DH...looks like you guys had a good day.

Hugs, Sharon

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dzintra dearest....the theatre is near and dear to my soul! I AGREE! THe theatre is a magical place that only receives its magic by all of the people involved....I have a mini theatre upon which I am placing some paper animals for a little "show" in Nowhere, my team blog. Come by in a few posts to see!

Bisous, Anita

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

Thanks D for the backstage pass and to enjoy the hard work that goes into the production.
Sounds like fun.
Susan x

ria vogelzang said...

Have lots of fun! Your pictures are so great!!

Simone de Klerk said...

This post brings back lovely memories! Dr. Suess - I loved those books. And the Cabaret was definitely one of my favorite musical movies! So you will actually get a part in it. Congratulations, Dzintra!!! Did they already give you a call? I am so excited for you!!!

Clarity said...

Dzintra, I can feel your excitement. Ironic reading this as yesterday I bought the original LP recording of Cabaret and looked at it again today merely hours before reading this.

My fave might have to be "Farwell Mein Lieber Herr".

I am glad you have such a thriving theatre, I adore that.

Kath said...

How exciting! Sounds like such fun.

RitaGri said...

Interesants stāsts!Lai tev veicas ar Cabaret izrādi!
Es arī darbojos vietējā tautas teātrī...

Micki said...

How wonderful to be involved in the show! I really enjoyed seeing all of the photos. It was almsot like being there.
Micki

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra, I can feel the excitement coming through in this post, just love those costumes. Good on you for being brave and jumping into this. Good luck. Happy Monday.
Bev.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Dzintra,
You are going to get hooked my dear! You are going to love theatre! And as you said, if you visit NOWHERE, a couple of posts down, you will see the little theatre I made. I will be making more paper dolls in a week and will be posting a "Travelin' Show....how I love to be whimsical! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

...and if you are working with kids, you will for sure get hooked; seeing how young people interpret literature and create is a reallllllll treat! I do a play in my classroom every year, and it is the most memorable experience for them. Now to write a play on math and grammar to get them hooked! Anita

VancityAllie said...

Wow that looks like a lot of fun! Cool costumes and sets!

That's great that you are getting involved in all of that :)

I miss doing theatre and musicals etc :(

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

Oh how fun Dzintra!!! Congratulations to the Bay Players! You are going to be wonderful and have such a blast! I've never found the nerve to get on a stage, but I so admire all who do! I did take a theater class in college and loved every minute of it... didn't have to do anything but go and enjoy the shows! (:
xxxVicki

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