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Disney’s HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL by Blacktown Theatre Company

Blacktown RSL Proudly Presents:
DISNEY’S HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL ONSTAGE
A Blacktown Theatre Company Production

Get ya head in the game and come out to Blacktown to see this energetic spectacular!

Performance Dates:

September
Friday 28th – 8pm
Saturday 29th – 2pm & 8pm
Sunday 30th – 2pm

October
Wednesday 3rd – 8pm
Friday 5th – 8pm
Saturday 6th – 2pm & 8pm

Venue:
Fifth Avenue Theatre
Blacktown Boys and Girls High Schools
Fifth Avenue, Blacktown NSW 2148

Tickets:
Adult $30.00
Concession $25.00

Online Bookings:
https://btco.iwannaticket.com.au

Phone Bookings:
John 0432 477 777

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WORLD PREMIERE: THE HOTEL HIBISCUS BY ROBERT COCKBURN ZENITH THEATRE, CHATSWOOD 19-27 OCTOBER

WORLD PREMIERE: THE HOTEL HIBISCUS BY ROBERT COCKBURN ZENITH THEATRE, CHATSWOOD 19-27 OCTOBER

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Who would believe that the Australian Government had an involvement in the death of 15,000 innocent people? Robert Cockburn’s The Hotel Hibiscus is an Australian political thriller that questions our complicity and silence in a war crime that occurred just 20 years ago.

Sent secretly to a Pacific island off Papua New Guinea to run a dirty war for an Australian gold mine, Colonel Chris Baulkham falls in love with Dr Patty Carmichael, a 30 year-old academic woman whom he fools into providing his cover.

As Patty clears up her late father’s hotel, the Colonel is cleaning up the war crimes of his foreign minister’s failed war. Colonel Baulkham plays the puppeteer, juggling his and Patty’s worlds as she and her staff risk their lives unknowingly in aid of his work. Politics becomes dangerously personal and the strings begin to tangle as Patty uncovers the inconceivable truth.

The play was inspired by conflict in the 1990s surrounding the control of an Australian mine on Papua New Guinea’s Bougainville Island, in which an astonishing 15,000 civilians – or nearly 10% of the population – were killed. By uncovering the misuse of soldiers for political and corporate greed, Cockburn’s work reveals how decent people can become complicit in crimes against humanity.

Robert Cockburn reported on this conflict for The Times, the BBC, the ABC and to Amnesty International after investigating the army’s murder of a young bus driver. Hauntingly, within weeks of Epicentre’s decision to perform the play, the United States Supreme Court gave survivors of the conflict in Bougainville permission to bring an unprecedented action for ‘genocide’ and ‘crimes against humanity’ against mining giant Rio Tinto Zinc.

As The Hotel Hibiscus goes on stage, difficult questions are being asked of RTZ and those in power in Australia who turned a blind eye to the people of Bougainville, choosing to stay silent while thousands died.

Hotel Hibiscus is directed by Greg Friend and stars Dominic McDonald, Amanda Jermyn, Billy McPherson, Colin Huxley, Sopa Enari, Charlotte Hazzard and Sudanese refugee Mandela Mathia in his stage debut.

Epicentre Theatre Company presents
THE HOTEL HIBISCUS by Robert Cockburn
18-27 October Zenith Theatre, Chatswood
Railway and McIntosh Streets Chatswood (near Chatswood Station)
Performances: Fri 19th 8pm, Sat 20th 8pm, Sun 21st 5pm, Thu 25th 8pm, Fri 26th 8pm, Sat 27th 2pm and 8pm.

Tickets $28 / $20 conc. Bookings ??? or online http://www.epicentretheatre.org.au

Media: for more information, interviews, images, cast details etc, contact Geoff Sirmai
Watchdog Communications (02) 9345 0360 mob: 0412 669 272 geoff@watchdog.com.au

SIO Rossini’s comic opera The Silken Ladder

Rossini’s comic opera The Silken Ladder.

Sydney Independent Opera’s 2012 season continues with two performances of one of Rossini’s early gems: The Silken Ladder. This work is one of five comedies that Rossini wrote to establish his credentials: one-act operas with a small cast, no chorus and a light plot anchored by romantic misunderstanding. The Silken Ladder is a ‘French farce’, complete with an over-protective guardian and lovers hiding behind room dividers and racing up and down the ladder of silk that grants access to the leading lady’s bedroom.

The plot revolves around Julia and Dorville who have secretly married against her aunt’s wishes, and who only get together at midnight when he climbs the ladder. It is a situation thrown into turmoil with the arrival of the suave suitor Blansac chosen by Julia’s aunt Montdor and Julia attempts to get out of her predicament by encouraging Blansac to fall in love with her cousin Lucille. Miscommunications and misunderstandings abound as characters fall into and out of closets until Montdor discovers the silken ladder and demands an explanation. The Silken Ladder is full of Rossini’s youthful musical exhuberance with wonderfully embellished melodies and brilliant orchestral writing.

Sydney Independent Opera’s production of Rossini’s The Silken Ladder is directed by Sharna Galvin and conducted by Steven Stanke and stars Regina Daniel as Julia, Michaela Liesk as Lucille, Whitney Poulsen as Montdor, Raphael Hudson as the suave Blansac, David Visentin as Dorville and Randall Stewart as Sebastian.

Sydney Independent Opera is a chamber group specializing in operas sung in English with chamber orchestra. Rossini’s The Silken Ladder will be staged at the Independent Theatre, Miller St, North Sydney on Friday 21 September (8pm) and Saturday 22 September (8pm). Bookings through the theatre, theindependent.org.au/whats-on/ or ph 1300 302 604.

Dr Steven Stanke – Artistic Director

MIKADO ticket sales now open


Many thanks to all of you who supported our preferential, mail and charity bookings offer last week – as a result, our matinees are quite full already. Don’t forget we have our family evening performance at 6.30pm on October 27 also.

Public ticket sales are now open. We look forward to seeing you at the show.

Regards,
Adam Wilson – EUCMS Publicity

www.eucms.org.au
Eastwood Uniting Church Musical Society Inc. presents
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OCTOBER:
Fri 26 – 8 p.m., Sat. 27 – 2 p.m. & 6.30 p.m.*
NOVEMBER:
Fri 2 – 8 p.m., Sat. 3 – 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Fri 9 – 8 p.m., Sat. 10 – 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

*Please note our family evening showat 6.30pm on 27 October.

TICKETS:
Adults $22
Pensioners $16
Children (16 and under) $12
Students $16 – opening night special

VENUE:
Eastwood Uniting Church Hall
Lakeside Road Eastwood NSW 2122

What’s on September : The Fringe Edition feat. House of Hammers + Sydney Underground Film Festival + Fringe Comedy + so much more!

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PLUS

BARRY ADAMSON – WED 12 SEP

HOWARD JONES – FRI 14 SEP

KRYSTLE WARREN – SUN 23 SEP

CLARE BOWDITCH – FRI 28 SEP

DILF – SUN 30 SEP

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2012 Theatresports GRAND FINAL tickets now on sale – Saturday Nov 24, Enmore Theatre

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NUCMS presents “By Jeeves”

BY JEEVES
MUSIC BY
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER
BOOK AND LYRICS BY
ALAN AYCKBOURN

Based on the “Jeeves” stories by P. G. Wodehouse
Copyright 1975 and 1996 by Jeeves Music Ltd/Universal MCA Music Limited.

International Copyright Secured. All Rights Reserved.

BY ARRANGEMENT WITH ORiGiNTM THEATRICAL
ON BEHALF OF THE REALLY USEFUL GROUP LIMITED

starring
John Hogan as Jeeves and Kent Blackmore as Bertie Wooster
with
George Herok, Stefan Kent, Leonie Klopper, Chris Melotti
Martin Paterson Trevor Sharpham, Sarah Spear, Briony Visser
and
Cath Hale, Amelie Hale, Jen Paterson, Josh Paterson, Stephen Baker

Director – Ian Wesley
Musical Director – Andrew Bartle
Choreographer – Mel Warwick

Performances
Friday 5th (8pm) , Saturday 6th (2pm and 8pm), Saturday 13th (2pm and 8pm)
Sunday 14th (2pm) and Saturday 20th (2pm and 8pm) October 2012
at
Normanhurst Uniting Church, Buckingham Avenue, Normanhurst

Adults $30, Concessions $25, Children $15

`By Jeeves’ cleverly intertwines the twin English passions for amateur theatrics and bumbling silliness in a tale of escalating chaos and labyrinthine high jinx. Bertie Wooster is looking forward to enlivening a charity benefit at a church hall when his beloved banjo mysteriously goes missing. Assisted by the unflappable Jeeves and members of the fundraising committee, Bertie instead entertains the audience with an improvised account of how he and two chums all got their names and identities confused in the course of one riotously raucous weekend. The evening unfolds to the accompaniment of some of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most vivacious and sprightly music, making `By Jeeves’ the perfect family entertainment.