Devonport Choral Society Inc would like to invite expressions of interest to direct their major production in May 2009 and for a secondary show in October 2009. Potential candidates must complete a proposal outline which can be obtained from the Secretary. Proposals for the major (May) production will be accepted until Friday 25th April 2008. Proposals for the second (October) production will be accepted until Friday 28th November 2008. For more information or to submit an expression of interest please contact the Secretary, PO Box 397, Devonport, Tasmania 7310 or email: Maree
The cast for the King and I has been finalized. Congratulations to all those who were successful and a big thank you to all those who auditioned.
Information evening – Friday 23rd November @ 7pm, Uniting Church hall, Steele Street
Auditions – Friday 30th November, Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd December
For bookings and information call 0408 079805
Director – Lindy Hingston
Musical Director – Dominique Baker
Vocal DirectorÂ – Elizabeth Sandman
Choreographer – Caroline Small
Our Annual General Meeting will be held in the library meeting rooms in Devonport on 24th October, starting at 7.00pm. Anyone with an interest in local theatre is invited to attend. Membership forms will be available on the night! We are looking for some fresh faces on the commitee and welcome your participation. I promise the meeting will be short and snappy!!
Please contact our secretary Maree if you would like any further information.
Congratulations to Sid Sidebottom who was awarded a life membership of DCS on the closing night of The Secret Garden. Sid has been involved with Devonport Choral for many years, both on and off stage. His first role with DCS (to my knowledge anyway – feel free to correct me!) was on-stage in Hello Dolly! He then went on to direct a string of highly successful musicals – Guys and Dolls (1993), Barnum (1994), Into the Woods(1997), West Side Story(1998), Footloose(2006) and A Slice of Saturday Night(2006). In intervening years he starred in Oliver!(1996) as the menacing Bill Sykes and as a much more loveable cockney, Alfie Dolittle, in My Fair Lady (2005). He also has taken on the role of society patron. Thanks Sid, for your fantastic contribution to the society…..but don’t rest on your laurels….there are a lot more musicals out there just waiting to be brought to life!
Congratulations to Stuart Grant (lighting) and Andrea Hendrey (singing/acting) on being awarded DCS bursaries through the generosity of our Life Members and Patrons. These two talented young people will now be able to attend short courses or workshops in their chosen fields.
Wow! What a great night. The show went off beautifully for its official opening. The Entertainment Centre was almost full and the audience were appreciative and enthusiastic – recognizing the difficulty of this musical and drawn in by the emotion and mystery of the story. Cast and crew excelled themselves and should be justifiably proud of another fine piece of community theatre.
It was also lovely to catch up with so many old friends at the opening night supper. I saw many happy reunions between theatre folk who have, at one time or another, worked together in DCS or other local theatre groups. Denise commented in her speech that an important part of involvement in theatre is the relationships that develop between people all striving to reach a common goal. I can only think back on last night’s performance and thoroughly agree!
The photos used in the banner were all taken by our talented Jake of TripleJ photography. Thanks Jake!
We will be bumping in to the theatre on Saturday 4th of May. Any offers of help gratefully received. Trucks and/or utes are not essential but could be helpful! Please meet at the Wenvoe St carpark at 9am. Bump in to be followed by rehearsal at 1.00 pm.
If you would be interested in helping out with the Secret Garden as an usher or programme seller; or in a backstage capacity as crew, stage door or dresser please contact secretary Maree.Â