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Tuesdays With Morrie is coming to the Rondo October 3, 4, 5

An old man, a young man, and life's greatest lesson...

We are so excited to announce a surprise addition to our 2019 season at The Rondo.

'Tuesdays With Morrie' by Jeffrey Hatcher & Mitch Albom,

based on the book by Mitch Albom, directed by Lynn Cropp.

With Andy Bramble as Morrie Schwartz and Michael Lee Porter as Mitch Albom

Save the date Cairns, this is one not to miss...

Stay tuned for more about how to book online...

It's Pantomime time at the Rondo again!


Auditions are now Closed.

Please let us know if you would like to be involved backstage... contact the Stage Manager, Abhi Beckert 0434 823 058.

Rehearsing from September; Performing 29th November to 14th December.

A fresh hilarious twist on an age-old pantomime for the whole family, Aladdin, about true love, terrible greed, a struggle for power and a fiesty Kung Fu fighting princess...and A Panda!

Director Cath Willacy is busy writing terrible jokes and puns for this hilarious show.  She will be on the look out for lots of men, women, boys and girls at this year auditions...

And for the first time in Rondo Panto history the Baddie will be A MAN!

Do you think you can't sing or dance, but just fancy having fun on stage, or never done it before?  This is just the show for you! 

It's Pantomime time, it's fun, fun, fun!

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VExpo today at the Tanks!

Did you go down to Tank 3 today? The yearly Expo for volunteer organisations in Cairns was a great success.

A big thank you to Lynn Cropp for organising the day, and all our wonderful volunteers who gave their time today to promote our lovely theatre...

Want to get involved yourself?  So many skills are needed to bring a show together...come and join in working bees for bump outs and meet the family, Front of House always need friendly faces, producing a play will be a fun learning curve, or perhaps you can sew or paint or like op shopping for props...maybe you can tag and test or would like to learn to use our fabulous new lighting and sound equipment...or are you a hairdresser or make up artist? or maybe you want to be on stage?...there's something for everyone 'Round The Rondo!

Contact Lynn on for more info on how to get involved...and don't forget to follow us on facebook to get all the latest news at your fingertips...




Fringe Auditions at The Rondo 4th & 5th August

SUNDAY 4th and Monday 5th AUGUST - A Cairns Little Theatre Fringe Production

The Committee & Gravy Trains

Two one-act contemporary social satires by Ken Cotterill, directed by John Hughes

7.30pm at The Rondo Theatre, Greenslopes Street, Edge Hill


The Committee

Peter - male, 40+, self important, bossy, chairman

Bob - male, 40+, not too bright waffler

Simon - male, 30+, bright, attractive, the outsider

Kelly - female, 30+, attractive, not too bright

Sarah - female, 40+, experienced motion-mover


Gravy Trains

Ron-  40+, station master, dour, working class, English

Mortimer Fox-hound - 50+, pompous, upper-class politician

Fiona Malthrop - 40+, confidant, failed politician

Mary Mugggledon-Jones - 40+, nervous, insecure, failed politician

Production team

Assistant director - Matt O’Connor

Stage Manager - Rosa Powell

Lighting - Ron Powell

Sound - Barry Cantelo

Costumes - Wendy Robbins

Hair - Robyn Richards

For more information and scripts contact John Hughes on 0448 756 066

Working Bee at The Rondo Sunday 30th June 9.30am


The Effect Of Gamma Rays On Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds opens Friday 5th July

Come along and help set up the green room for our next show and the theatre seats need a clean up after some repairs and renovations...

Many hands make light work and it's always fun 'round the Rondo...
You'll get a sneak peak of the set and our renovations and it would be a big help to Kevin Shorey and his team


Let's give our 5 talented ladies a green room!

The Effect Of Gamma Rays On
Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds

See you there... 

Money & Friends Auditions this June

Money & Friends Auditions coming this June

Your chance to be a part of a David Williamson play:

Money & Friends

AUDITIONS 16 & 17 June

PERFORMANCES 13 to 21 September


The Rondo foyer, next to the theatre on Greenslopes Street, Edge Hill.


7:30pm on Sunday 16 June and Monday 17 June


Both experienced and inexperienced actors for the following 9 roles:

Margaret 40’s to 50’s    Uni lecturer; earnest, assertive, judgmental

Peter 40’s to 50’s    Uni professor; kind, an appeaser

Conrad 50’s to 60’s    TV personality, environmentalist; egotistical, charismatic

Jacquie, 20’s to 30‘s    Former journalist, now Conrad’s pregnant wife; cynical, provocative

Stephen 40’s         Orthopedic surgeon; gloomy, opinionated

Penny 40’s        Artist and Stephen’s wife; upbeat, supportive

Alex 40’s        Lawyer; power-driven, adversarial

Vicki 30’s to 40’s    Alex’s wife, social climber; glamorous, ambitious

Justin 18 to 25        Conrad’s son; self-absorbed, idealistic

What’s it about?

Peter, a mathematician who is niceness itself, is in financial trouble because of his brother's bankruptcy. His neighbour Margaret decides to seek help from his friends who spend much of their time boasting about their wealth and prestige.

But while his friends happily take advantage of Peter's good nature in their own hour of need, how willing will they be to help him in his?

Set in the early 90’s, this play explores relationships, ambitions, wealth and ethics that remain relevant today.


Contact Paul Hynes (Director) on 0401 931015 for a chat and a copy of the script.

Register your interest to the Director for Money & Friends auditions now on our audition page 

Season Tickets


You can purchase our season tickets any time of the year, we have different priced packages and they all SAVE YOU MONEY! 

You can use them all year for all productions or all at once for one production!

Gold Season Ticket $502 incl. booking fee
Valid for four tickets for each of the five plays in the season, or 20 individual tickets that can be used for one or more plays in the 2019 Rondo Season, a saving of $130

Silver Season Ticket $252 incl. booking fee.
Valid for two tickets for each of the five plays, or 10 individual tickets that can be used for one or more plays for the 2019 Rondo Season, a saving of $63.

Bronze Season Ticket $127 incl booking fee.
Valid for single admission to each of the five plays or five individual tickets that can be used for one or more plays for the 2019 Rondo Season, a saving of $30.50

Please note that the Rondo Season Ticket is NOT a ticket for a performance, and it does NOT guarantee a seat for a performance.  
Please present the voucher at the ticketLiNK office, or call ticketLiNK on 1300 855 835 to receive your performance tickets.  Early booking is strongly recommended – plays at the Rondo regularly sell out.


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Get Involved!

Come and join the fun at The Rondo

You can become a financial member of The Cairns Little Theatre if you would like to start volunteering with us.  This can include Front Of House duties such as ushering and box office, assisting in our bar for those who have an RSA, set building, costuming, props making, hair and make up, producing plays, acting and lights and sound operation; there is something for everyone, come and share your skills!

Contact for more details…


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