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Always getting a call back but never getting the role?
So close and yet so far?

From a ‘Hard Word’ with Guy Pearce to ‘Love In Limbo’ with Russell Crowe, critically acclaimed, Rhondda Findleton is one of Australia’s most respected and accomplished stage, television and film performers. Rhondda is the author of ‘The Screen Test Practice Sessions’ and this advanced workshop will concentrate on the Audition.

THE SCREEN TEST PRACTICE is a specific in-depth book about the Screen test process. All of Rhondda’s ideas and experiences are condensed into a simple, dynamic set of (19) practices. Each one of these Practices offers a key to being able to achieve a Screentest you can be proud of. Each Practice enables Actors to equip themselves and deliver the best performance they possibly can on the day. This Audition Workshop concentrates on exploring those 19 practices.

Rhondda’s advanced Screen Test workshop covers everything from:

Script Work.
Making Creative Choices
Personalizing the Story
Being Spontaneous
Identifying and Using your Strengths
How to harness nerves
Bringing belief and confidence to the work
How to take Direction
Working with Casting Agents. Directors. Readers. Agents.
Practical tips
What to wear
How to Be Professional on the day
Plus a treasure chest of ideas and suggestions to give your performance an edge

Where: Screenwise Studios, 84 – 86 Mary Street, Surry Hills
When: Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Commences: 07 Nov 2o12
Concludes: 12 Dec 2012
Cost: $605 (Early Bird $499 if paid before 31st Oct 2012)


This particular course covers Screen Acting Basics including:-
• Improvisation,
• Actions,
• Objectives,
• Motivation,
• Interpretation and
• Scene Analysis.

Where: Screenwise Studios
When: Thursday Evenings from 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Commences: 01 Nov 2012
Concludes: 06 Dec 2012
Cost: $605 (Early Bird $499 if paid in full before 28th Oct 2012)



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Dusty – The Original Pop Diva – Under Two Weeks Until Opening Night

Under 2 weeks until opening night.

Book Online Now or call 02 9777 7547

Chatswood Musical Society | P.O. BOX 832 | Chatswood NSW 2057 | Australia

THE MIKADO comes to Eastwood next week!

If you cannot see the links or images in this email, click here.

Please find attached the details of our upcoming production of THE MIKADO.We look forward to seeing you at the show, as we continue to celebrate our 50th Anniversary year at EUCMS!

Please note that all the matinees are almost sold out.

Adam Wilson – EUCMS Publicity

Double passes for darkly funny Shanley

Courtesy Workhorse Theatre Company, Watchdog Shownews has a limited number of free double passes for the preview performances of


Tues 16 and Wed 17 October 7.30pm at the Tap Gallery, Darlinghurst.

To win, email win with your name and preferred performance. Winners will be informed by return email!


Gender transition, love, family and relationships in powerful new Aussie play

INTO THE MIRROR by Shelley Wall

“For me, it’s about who I choose to love……” – Tyler

Check the trailer!

This is an amazing play… one not to miss!

Into the Mirror is a new play by Australian playwright Shelley Wall that meets the confronting issue of gender transition head-on… but with tenderness and compassion.
Its very personal insights touch any and everybody.

After eighteen months in the UK, Melanie arrives home to discover her mother Sally is a complete stranger and struggles with the universal question we all ask ourselves; “What am I going to without my mum?” Sally – now ‘Kendall’ – is desperate to be the man he wants to be and is trying to erase his life as Sally prior to transitioning. Tyler, reeling from an explosive lesbian relationship, meets Kendall and is captivated by his endearing charm, causing Tyler to question her own sexuality. Meanwhile, Sophia is torn and haunted by a decision she made years ago; her own struggle becomes a mirror into the lives of the other characters. And Laura must deal with the consequences of a childhood secret that will ultimately affect her future…

Into the Mirror explores the bond between mothers and daughters, relationships between lovers, families and friends; using the gender lens of Kendall’s transitioning to highlight issues that are present in all relationships.

“I’ve already got a father. I want my mother at my wedding not some freak.” – Melanie

Into the Mirror is directed by the playwright Shelley Wall, and stars Penny Day, Helen Stuart, Amber Robinson, Carole Sharkey-Waters and Katie Lees. Design by Lisa Bruce, original music by Rachel Wall and Craig Dimond (Room 28), choreography by Julie O’Reilly, make-up artist Marisa Birbara.

“I watched her when she went back to her friends, whispering, and pointing in my direction. I would like – just once – for someone to really see me how I see myself.” – Kendall

Established in 2008, DamShel Productions staged the world premiere of Shelley Wall’s Missing Pieces at the Tap Gallery in Sydney, followed by a successful tour to the Adelaide Fringe Festival in 2010. (“Entertaining as well as powerful… this play is technically perfect.” – Stage Whispers.)

Shelley wrote Into The Mirror after becoming enthralled in the journey of a friend and colleague who had the courage to become the gender she should always have been. Says Shelley “I wanted to write a play that celebrated identity and acceptance.”

“I believe the characters and the story will touch the audience as their issues and weaknesses are human frailties we have all experienced either personally or through someone we love. This is the key to Into The Mirror: the courage to be yourself.”

INTO THE MIRROR by Shelley Wall
Produced by Shelley Wall, Helen Stuart and Pat Carter for DamShel
King Street Theatre – corner King and Bray Streets South Newtown
21 November to 15 December
Tues – Sat 7.30pm, Sat Matinees 2pm, Sundays 5pm
Ticket Prices: Full – $33 Concession – $28
Wed 21 Nov preview – all tickets $22
2 for 1 Thursdays – $30 Groups 10+ – $28
Bookings or call 9119 3739

‘The Hatpin’ presented by The Regals

The Regals are proud to present


Music by Peter Rutherford
Book & lyrics by James Millar

October 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 @ 8pm
October 20 @ 2pm

St George Bank Auditorium Kogarah


The Hatpin tells the true story of Amber Murray, a young woman who was forced to make the gut wrenching decision to place her son in the care of the Makin family. Little did Amber know she would never see him again. The Hatpin follows Amber’s fight against social prejudice for her son. Millar’s book and Rutherford’s score promise to captivate, move, thrill and entertain audiences.

Starring: Tanya Boyle, Virginia Natoli, Katherine Cassidy, Stephen Wheatley, Tim Watson, James Swain, James Jonothan, Julie Ryan, Natalie Rogers and Adelie Battam.

Do not miss this fantastic cast in this amazing production!

ROOM: the critics are raving… last chances Thur,Fri,Sat

ROOM – Written by Pete Malicki, directed by Alison Albany
The Italian Forum Cultural Centre, 23 Norton St Leichhardt

Last performances!

Thu 27 Sep, 6:00 PM
Fri 28 Sep, 9:00 PM
Sat 29 Sep, 6:00 PM

“Five people wake up in a room. The only way to escape is to escape reality.”

Don’t miss one of the acknowledged highlights of Sydney Fringe 2012!

Just a headsup that ROOM by Pete Malicki (Short+Sweet Festival Director and writer of a swag of hit plays) is in its final week at the gorgeous Forum Theatre, Leichhardt.

"[Room] will have you on the edge of your seat… you leave the theatre with a tingling spine, hoping that such madness will never happen to you. Any chance of Saw appearing on Broadway? Someone call Pete Malicki." – Chelsea Deeley, City Hub

"This play explores human reactions to ridiculous circumstances and poses questions as to what might arouse within us if we had no choice. A scary thought. Go and see it and be prepared to lose sleep over it." – Lana Hilton, What’s On Sydney

"Room combines innovation and imagination, while skilfully meshing an old idea with a very new conception of it… Vivid, exploratory and very watchable." – Emily Garrett, Australian Stage

"This is a very accessible piece of theatre that is bound to attract large audiences. Get along to it if you can. You’ll have a great time, find yourself thinking about the play for days and chatting about its premise for hours after." – Lisa Thatcher, theatreblog

Great shows… freebies at the Fringe!


Courtesy of each show, Watchdog Shownews and Sydney Fringe, we have a number of free double passes to giveaway:

Tommy Bradson’s “Sweet 16 – or The Birthday Party Massacre” – opening night Tues 25 or Wed 26 Sept 9.30pm Seymour Centre Reginald Theatre
This is song-bird Tommy Bradson (“poet and provocateur”) at his outrageous best! A must-see…

Dating World – with Stevl Shefn and his translator Fatima – opening night Tues 25 or Wed 26 Sept 8pm New Theatre, Newtown (45 mins)
Steve Sheehan’s bizare hit comedy comes to Sydney. Crazy… and hilarious.

Frank Christie Frank Clarke! – opening night Wed 26 Sept 6.30pm, Thurs 27 Sept 9pm orFri 28 Sept 6.30pm
This is a special… a new Aussie musical with an all-star cast backed by a great band.

To win, be among the first to email win giving your name and stating which shows/performances you prefer.

Remember… one more week of amazing fun and games at Sydney Fringe…

FREE TICKETS! Korean hit at Fringe TONIGHT! The Drawing Show’s”THE LOOK”

Sydney Fringe and Watchdog Shownews Special!

Free double passes to

The Drawing Show: "The Look"

We have free double passes to give away to win stating your name and which performance you’d like! Now read on…

The world’s first non-verbal arts performance where live drawing techniques meet with special effects. This show, showcasing an exquisite combination of arts and performance produced by Korean director, KIM JIN GYU, has arrived Sydney for premieres of the episode ‘The Look’; featuring three ‘Looks’, a group of extraterrestrial creatures!!

In this performance, it’s a ‘Classic meets the Modern’ and ‘East-meets-West’ theme.

‘The Look’ tells the story of three extraterrestrial creatures, the first of whom creates art with a puff, the second who always finds himself in trouble, and the third who is a marvelous dancer. These aliens, collectively named ‘The Look’, have landed on earth by an accident during their flight through space from the Drawing World. This episode will cover their story on earth, as they communicate with earthlings with body language and art – their favorite pastime.


-The ‘Romanticist’ Look: Despite his tough experience, this Look’s a softie. He loves earthlings so tries to befriend them, but it doesn’t always work out.

-The ‘Simple-minded’ Look: This mischievous look loves to play tricks on earthlings. However, his quick wits earn him much popularity among the earthlings.

-The ‘Don’t give up’ Look: A Look who wears a box over his head. He’s often excluded by the other Looks, but sees many things that are invisible to earthlings.

Fri 21 Sep, 8:00 PM
Sat 22 Sep, 7:00 PM
Sun 23 Sep, 3:00 PM
The Italian Forum Theatre, Norton Street Leichhardt
Adult: $30 Concession: $27
Duration: 60 Minutes

Free double passes to Beauty and the Beast this wed and thurs

Free tickets! You have a chance to win a free double pass for this Wed (opening night!) and Thurs night blockbuster performances of Miranda Musical Society’s “Beauty and the Beast” at Sutherland Entertainment Centre. Sensational… A tale as old as time!

To win email For more info, visit