Updating our archives continues...

Archivist Narelle Shorey has updated both lists of plays since her last call out and is keen for more people who might remember

shows still missing on our list? Both are below for your peruasal - CLT shows and Fringes...

Narelle is also calling for paraphanalia, such as programmes and photographs, to complete our hard copy archives

or to scan and include in our digital archives if you can't part with your memorabilia. 

Please check the new list below and get in touch if you think you can help Narelle with this endless task.




Thank you all for you help.

Keep an eye on our facebook page for some memories from the archives coming soon...

We need your help!

Our Archivist, Narelle Shorey has certainly been busy going back through the old files and is trying to create a complete list of Cairns Little Theatre - The Rondo theatre's past shows including Fringe Theatre.  Narelle does have a huge collection of information to sort through; old programs, photos, newspaper clippings and now digital memories and has dedicated uncountable volunteer hours to organise it all!  We can't thank you enough Narelle. 

Next time you visit check out our digital memories compiled by Narelle on the foyer telly.  You might just spot yourself!

We are now looking for your help to fill in the gaps and share your memories with us.

Check out the two lists below and email Narelle at narelles43@gmail.com if you can help us add any missing shows...?





Meet The Rondo Committee on tonights Kitchen Sessions

Live on Facebook at 7pm from The Rondo.


Meet the Committee and enjoy local musicians, artists, wine tasting, cooking and tons of laughter with Roz and the gang on The Kitchen Sessions. See you there...








Crash Test Drama Cairns is coming soon...

Something new is brewing at The Rondo...

More to come soon but tune in to 4CA to hear Sarah Speller interview Michael Gleed this Saturday afternoon and he will begin to explain...

And stay tuned as we develop this new and interesting opportunity for writer, directors, actors and all. 
It will be included in our yearly social calendar once we can all reconnect...

You can connect with Mike on:  mikegleed27@outlook.com



Corona Virus keeps us closed...

All gatherings at The Rondo have been postponed due to the current Corona Virus restrictions


Dear Members and Friends

Please read this important announcement from President Kevin Shorey...

Hi All

Well, we’ve had an emergency meeting between ourselves, the CLT Committee, and the Cairns Municipal Band regarding ‘Brassed Off’ and its performances set down as the next production in our 2020 Season in April.
Given that CLT and the Band are responsible community driven and community minded organisations, we’ve decided postponing and/or cancelling both ‘Brassed Off ‘ and the CLT Season until such time as this current health crisis is over. Where they will appear in our season just depends on the unknown at this time as we all try to respond responsibly.

This, of course, will also include postponement of the Club Night set down for 4th April and for which we have been rehearsing for a couple of weeks now. We have a cast of lovely people gathered together, ready to present a show Narelle and I have put together under the heading of ‘Relationships’,so you’ll have to wait to see the likes of Wayne & Patrice Hogan, Alice Bredhauer, Cath Willacy, Amanda Vaccaneo, Peter Edson, Kevin Morrissey, Frank Joel and Alyssa Byrne strut their stuff for a Club Night later in the year, when hopefully public gatherings can be enjoyed once again.

Cath Willacy will be postponing auditions for 'Extinction" due to occur in April.

Stay well everybody and enjoy touching toes or bumping elbows for the time being.


BRASSED OFF AUDITIONS February 9th and 10th at The Rondo

Our second show for 2020 is auditioning in a few weeks. BRASSED OFF by Paul Allen is going to be big, all agents and talents needed...come and join the fun!
This is a collaboration with Cairns Municipal Band. Directed by Wayne Rees with Peter Caldwell as Musical Director.
You can register your interest on our website now and get all the audition info from Wayne.
Feb 9th and 10th, 7.30pm. See you there...

The Story
A heart-warming story about community spirit and triumph in the face of adversity, Brassed Off is funny and poignant and features rousing live music played by Cairns Municipal Brass Band.

1994. Yorkshire, England. Returning to her hometown up north, Gloria discovers a community in crisis. The local Pit is on the brink of closure, money is scarce and morale is at an all-time low. Only the Colliery Brass Band is keeping spirits up, sights set firmly on reaching the national brass band championships at the Royal Albert Hall, but as conversations turn to talk of picket lines and redundancy packages, the miners are falling out of tune… Flugelhorn-playing Gloria brings hope to the band and the town.
But is she all she seems? And how will the miners react when they find out who she works for? The award-winning smash-hit film captured the hearts of a nation when it was released in 1996 and this new version of the BAFTA-nominated story is sure to captivate Cairns audiences.

The Cast
Gloria. 20- 25 years of age. Attractive. Flugelhorn player.
Danny. 50-70 years of age. Ex-Miner. Conductor of Grimley Band.
Phil. 30 – 40 years of age. Danny’s son. Trombone player.
Sandra. 30 – 40 years of age. Phil’s wife
Jim. 45 – 55 years of age. Miner. Euphonium player.
Vera 40 -50 years of age. Jim’s wife
Harry. 45- 55 years of age. Miner. Tuba player
Rita. 40 -45 years of age. Harry’s wife
Andy. 25-30 years of age. Tenor horn player
Shane Junior. 8-12 years of age. Son of Phil and Sandra
Shane Senior. 20 -25 years of age. Storyteller
Craig. 5-6 years of age. Son of Phil and Sandra. Shane’s brother (non-speaking)
Melody. 3-5 years of age. Daughter of Phil and Sandra. Shane’s sister (non- speaking)
Bailiffs, Nurses, Miners
The age of the characters is a guide only.
Actors who play an instrument on stage will have to learn the basic of that instrument, to look like they are actually playing the instrument.

Actors - Rehearsals will be Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday
Band – Rehearsal will be Tuesday and Thursday
Rehearsals start 24th February 2020

Auditions 9th & 10th February 2020 at 7.30pm at the Rondo Theatre for both Actors and Musicians

Performance dates - 24th April – 9th May
at the Rondo Theatre.

Wayne Rees
Phone. (07)40547220, Mob. 0407166744
Email: weddings@waynerees.com.au

Save the date before the silly season kicks off!

Reminder about AGM and Christmas Party date – Tuesday Dec. 3 @ 7:00 for 7.15pm start.

All committee and volunteer positions become vacant at this time. It is up to you to elect a strong committee for 2020 and also an opportunity for you to sign up to volunteer in all areas that support our theatre – FOH, Bar, Back Stage, Set construction, Props, Play Reading Committee, Wardrobe, etc. etc.

Bring finger food and your choice of beverage – no bar. This is also a ‘wrap’ party for the season with Kevin Morrissey’s hilarious overview of the season of plays and surprise entertainment not to mention a rare social occasion to let your hair down! 

Ser you there


You are invited!

Annual General Meeting and Preview 2020 Season of Plays

Tuesday 3 December 2019

It’s that time again - Annual General Meeting of Cairns Little Theatre Inc (CLT) is on 3 December starting at 7:15pm.

At this year’s event we will preview the 2020 season with a rehearsed reading of all five plays!

Each Director will introduce the play and an excerpt will be read by several readers/actors. It will be fun.

Before the entertainment, we will attend to the business of the AGM which generally takes about 20 minutes.

Volunteers are the lifeblood of any community organisation and The Rondo is no exception. Every year, we elect a Management Committee from our cohort of members.

This group volunteer to help steer our wonderful organisation through the coming year of theatre activity, with the main responsibility being attendance at monthly Committee meetings (12 for the year, held second Thursday each month).

At the AGM, all current positions are vacated and nominations are put to the membership and (if necessary) elections are held on the night.

You must be a financial member in 2019 to nominate and be nominated.

The current 2019 Management Committee is:

President: Mike Gleed

Vice President: Frank Joel

Secretary: Lynn Cropp

Treasurer: Anne Maclennan

Asst Treasurer: Cath Willacy

Members: Narelle Shorey, Kevin Shorey, Helen Lavis, Noelene Rees, Sarah Speller and Paul Hynes .

We strongly encourage you to nominate a member you think will help and add value to the CLT for the coming year.

And if you are nominated, please do get involved! It is fascinating and varied work.

The Nomination Form (attached) should be completed and sent to the Secretary Lynn Cropp by 18 November 2019: secretary@therondo.com.au


We are now on Instagram!

We are now on Instagram!
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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 membership@therondo.com.au for more details…


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