Our first production for 2021 – “Life Without Me” by Daniel Keene, directed by Lynn Cropp was a great success. Congratulations to everyone involved and thank you all.

NEXT AT THE RONDO we present BRASSED OFF.  After a shudown last year the team are back together to bring this beautiful story to Cairns complete with brass band.

This is going to be big!

Extinction by Hannie Rayson, directed by Cath Willacy is AUDITIONING April and is looking for a producer too...come and join in all the fun 'round The Rondo...


 

EXTINCTION AUDITIONS are just a week away...

The Extinction team is looking for a stage manager. That could be you! It's a great chance for someone to learn and be a part of a fun team backstage at The Rondo...

Please get in touch with director Cath Willacy if you are interested cathwillacy@gmail.com

Members Play Reading night number 2...

We had so much fun in January expressing ourselves over a bottle of wine. Come along and join us for our second play reading evening. Meet us in the Rondo Theatre foyer on Wednesday 7th of April at 7:00pm with some drinks and snacks (for yourself) and have some fun reading scripts with us.

How to submit a script.
If you have a cool script you would like to see produced at the Rondo Theatre or one you’ve written yourself, we want to know about it! Forward it to secretary@therondo.com.au and we can share it at our next play reading evening.

See you there

Tonight and SATURDAYS workshops are postponed

Apologies from Geraldine, Thursday and Saturday nights workshops are postponed because Tuesday was such a great success! Geraldine is already rewriting, reworking and reinventing and would like to thank everyone for their input, ideas, advice and inspiration.
Stay tuned for the next development...

AUDITIONS COMING SOON...

Extinction by Hannie Rayson, directed by Cath Willacy is a mainstream production opening on 2 July 2021

A wild, rainy night and an injured tiger quoll bring together a passionate environmentalist and an unlikely Good Samaritan. What will be compromised in the quest to save the quoll? An intriguing Australian play about conservation, love, sex, money and power.

Auditions will be held on Sunday 11 April from 2 - 5pm and Monday 12 April from 6.30 - 8.30pm, with callbacks, if required, on Thursday 15 April. Cath is looking to audition in small groups so, once you submit your details, Cath will confirm an audition time and provide a copy of the script. The play is a drama, but with lots of comedic wit, and is therefore a great chance to display your acting talent. 

The characters are:

Dr Piper Ross - late 20s/30s, a zoologist, must have an American accent.

Harry Jewell - 40s, CEO of a mining company, any accent.

Andy Dixon - mid-late 30s, a vet and brother of Heather, any accent but similar to Heather.

Professor Heather Dixon-Brown - 40s/early 50s - Director of the CAPE Institute, any accent but similar to Andy.

 

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST NOW

Go to the auditions tab above...

The ages are approximate and final casting will be decided on the right 'fit' of those who audition, so please don't let your real age prevent you from auditioning!

NEW SCRIPT WORKSHOPS THIS MARCH

Would you like to help develop and workshop a locally written script? We have a fun new members project at The Rondo over three days this month... Come help make sure a corrupt politician gets his comeuppance with local scriptwriter Geraldine Paterson.

March Tues 23rd Table Read 2, 7 to 9pm
Thursday 25 workshop 1, 7 to 9pm
Saturday 27 Workshop 2, 2 to 5pm.

Minister Drummond is happily ensconced in the Grand Papua hotel with his mistress and long-suffering staffer savoring the positive publicity he is about to receive from a deal with the Chinese but when his wife and a government auditor show up things get way more complicated than he bargained for!

Contact Geraldine on 0414-371-078 or email her at gps305@gmail.com to get involved or last minute walk-ins are always welcome!
Scripts are available through email for those who want them ahead of time, otherwise just rock up to the Rondo foyer, meet Geraldine and other Rondo members and have some fun

FRINGE THEATRE AUDITIONS COMING SOON...Petrograd Express by Ken Cotterill

OUR FIRST FRINGE PLAY FOR 2021 IS AUDITIONING SOON...
Sunday 28 March at 1pm and
Monday 29 March at 7pm in The Rondo rehearsal room behind our foyer and bar on Greenslopes St.

'Petrograd Express' by local playwright Ken Cotterill, directed by John Hughes.


As World War 1 rages across Europe, the Russian people, tired of war against Germany, force the Tsar to abdicate. In exile in Switzerland, Russian revolutionary Lenin eagerly waits to return to take charge of the revolution. However, he has to cross Germany, enemy territory, first. The Germans offer him a train, but will he return to Russia on the Petrograd Express?

There are  3 roles available:
Nadya : Lenin’s wife late 40’s but looks older due to illness.
Inessa : Lenin’s mistress early 40’s
Zinoviev: a male comrade late 30’s

All characters require a Russian accent. (Inessa’s could have a hint of French). This will need to be demonstrated at the auditions. A vocal coach will be available at rehearsals...

Digital copies of the script are available from the Producer: Geraldine Paterson (gps305@gmail.com). These should be printed as hard copy and brought with you if you wish to audition. The play is an historical drama in one act lasting about 1 hour. Rehearsals will be three times a week:
Tuesday and Thursday 7 - 9 pm
Either Saturday or Sunday (to suit cast) 1 – 3 pm.

BRASSED OFF STILL NEEDS TWO GOOD MEN!

Brassed Off still needs two good men!


The parts for Andy(The love interest!) and the narrator are up for grabs (the narrator also involves some small character parts).

Can you play age 25 to 35 years and would like to be involved in this big band story coming to The Rondo? Contact director Wayne Rees to find out more, grab a script or have your questions answered...
Wayne Rees. MOB:  0407166744

BRASSED OFF IS BACK IN 2021...

BRASSED OFF IS BACK!

Last year Brassed Off had auditioned, the band had been practising and rehearsals in the theatre had started; but it all came to a halt due to Covid 19!
Director Wayne Rees has brought the team back together for 2021 but some cast members can't make it! 
There are 4 roles available (3M, 1F) for audition, to join those who successfullly auuditioned in 2020, to complete the Brassed Off cast for 2021...


AUDITIONING FEBRUARY 7th and 8th
at 7.30pm in the Rondo foyer
Greenslopes Street Edge Hill


ROLES AVAILABLE
DANNY:  band conductor, approx 60 years, music knowledge would be beneficial, yorkshire accent required.
PHIL:  Danny's son, approx 35 years, plays trombone (will be taught to act this), yorkshire accent required.
ANDY:  band member, approx 25 years, plays trumpet (will be taught to act this), Glorias love interest, yorkshire accent required.
GLORIA:   flueglhorn player (needs to play live), 20 to 30 years, Andys love interest, British accent required that turns to Yorkshire accent.

Performances are 30th April to 15th May...11 shows in total
Rehearsals will start the beginning of March

Contact Brassed Off Director Wayne Rees for perusal scripts
and to answer any questions you have
Ph:  0407 166 744

 

Play Reading Evening a success

A big thank you to Amara and Lynn for organising the first play reading social night at The Rondo. The night was a tremendous success with 14 people enjoying two different scripts. The first was a first draft of an original script by Geraldine Paterson, one of our newest members. It was shows very great potential as a comedy and stay tuned for workshops to develop the script further.

The second script was a one act by an Australian playwright that showed great promise as a potential fringe production. Everyone was very encouraging to have more similar nights so please, if you have a script that you would like read contact Amara and Lynn via secretary@therondo.com.au

Stay tuned for the next play reading night and come along and join in the fun 'round The Rondo...

       

 

Did you miss our AGM and want to be involved in 2021?

Did you miss our AGM and want to be involved in 2021?

It’s not too late to sign up for one of our volunteer teams. If you have some time to spare or skills to share or want to learn any aspects of theatre, check out the teams below and get in touch. 

Email secretary@therondo.com.au to find out more or express your interest in getting involved. See you ‘round The Rondo!

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