The Ramayana

For all those who expressed interest in being in Theatre Onset and In Theatre’s next production, The Ramayana, please come to the Mumbulla School Hall at 37 Bega St Bega on Thursday 5th Feb (this week) from 4-6pm and/or next Tuesday 10th Feb from 4-7pm and sign up (you can come to both days).
For those who haven’t already expressed interest and would like to know more, The Ramayana is an Indian epic which we will perform with great music, great dancing and great acting. In Theatre is Theatre Onset’s youth arm and this play is for High School aged students – from all High Schools and home schoolers.
At out two meetings, we will read through some parts of the play, talk about others, play some games and generally get the ball rolling. It is kind of like an audition but more for me to meet you so I know what you can do. If you can’t make it on either of those two days, please get in touch by email (davidstocker50@gmail.com) or by mobile 0448 248 322.
Performance dates are in early May so before you come, make sure you are able to be there and preferably that you have some time during the April holidays! Rehearsals will be after school in Bega (prob Tues and Thursdays) and some weekends. Apologies to those who have already spoken to me about being in The Ramayana – my email and computer have been out of action for over a month and I haven’t been able to access my lists so I have not been able to send you a direct invitation! I hope you see this and you come on tues and/or thurs.
Any questions or for more info, please get in touch,
Mahamati
Theatre Onset

Theatre Onset/In Theatre 2015 production: The Ramayana

Theatre Onset and In Theatre are calling for expressions of interest from anyone wanting to be involved in a stage production of the Indian epic, the Ramayana, in Term 2015.  We are looking for predominantly High School aged students of the Bega Valley (or beyond) to be actors, musicians and/or dancers. A big cast is needed for a big story involving good and evil, brave and heroic deeds, and magic.  Over the December and January holidays, the story will be rewritten and perhaps modernised – if anyone is interested in being part of this process, please get in touch with Mahamati NOW.  If you would like to be involved as actor, musician, dancer or in any part of the production (sets, costumes, lighting, sound, front of house, publicity, stage crew) please let me know soon (I will put out another call in mid to late January).  Rehearsals will start at the beginning of Term 1 and continue till performances in Week 2 and 3 of Term 2.Demons_1

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Dear Theatre Onset members and friends,
A few things:
  1. Reminder that this weekend we will be having a reading of Orson Welles’ radio play War of the Worlds – Becky and Jamie’s place at 121 East St Bega at 2pm on Sunday 2nd November if interested.  Production in mid-December.  If you are interested in being part of the show but can’t make the reading please let us know.
  2. Theatre Onset AGM is on Wednesday 12th November at 6:30pm at 121 East St, Bega.  BYO salads and drinkies.  Meat for BBQ supplied.  RSVPs needed so we know how many sausages to buy.  All welcome!  Committee members always needed!
  3. See attached flyer for a fantastic guitar concert coming up – Sunday 16th November at 5pm at Mumbulla School, 37 Bega St Bega.  $15  Guitarist Andrew Blanch playing Spanish Classical Guitar and I believe that Guitarama will also be playing – not to be missed!
  4. Showings of The Mission Priest, Lee Chittick’s short film of an Olga Masters short story will be on at Merimbula on Monday 17th November at 6:30pm and at Narooma Kinema this Monday 3rd November at 7pm.
That’s it – plenty to do and see as always in this cultural hub we call home,
Mahamati
Theatre Onset

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Dear Theatre Onset members and friends,
At last week’s meeting, we decided to have our AGM at the next meeting – this will be on Wednesday 12th November at 6:30pm at Becky Lupton and Jamie Forbes’ house at 112 East St Bega.  Everyone is welcome – we will have a BBQ (Theatre Onset will supply meat and veggie options) but BYO drinks.  We would love you to RSVP if you are thinking of coming – please reply to this email for RSVPs.
We will also be having a reading of Orson Welles’ radio play, The War of the Worlds on Sunday 2nd November at 2pm, also at Becky and Jamie’s house in Bega.  This is in preparation for a forecast performance of said radio play in mid December this year.  Please come if you would like to read the play, or if you would like to be in it or do live sound effects for it.  If you can’t make the reading but would like to be involved, please get in touch with Becky on 6492 4928 or by replying to this email.
That’s it for the moment.  Thank you to everyone who came to see Steel Magnolias and gave us such good feedback.  We’re glad you enjoyed the production!  Stay tuned for more great theatre from Theatre Onset.
Cheers,
Mahamati
Secretary
Theatre Onset

Steel Magnolias

STEEL MAGNOLIAS

Steel Magnolias… big hair, big hearts and long, lazy, drawling accents.

Steel Magnolias… gossip pretty as pink and sharp as a spider bite.

Steel Magnolias is a phenomenon. Written as a play and translated as a film (twice) and then as a TV show it brims with one liners to die for…’If you don’t have anything nice to say about anybody, come sit by me.’

It’s the show that inspired mothers-to be clutching tear soaked hankies to name their daughters Shelby. And why wouldn’t they? A girl who can look death in the face and say, ‘I’d rather have thirty minutes of wonderful than a life time of nothing special ‘is sort of special.

A hit where ever it has been performed Steel Magnolias comes to Bega for a seven performance season.

The Thimble Theatre will be transformed into Truvy’s Beauty Parlour. Six of the Valley’s finest actors will primp and curl there for Shelby’s wedding and weep for her loss.

Opening Friday 5 September and running September 6, 7,11,12,13 and 14.

Evening performances 7.30pm Sunday matinees 3pm

Tickets $20, $15 concessions on line at www.trybooking.com/99224 or call 64924928.

Ask about the special fund raising deals for your organisation.

Steel Magnolias… The funniest show ever to make you cry.

Talking With… is talking at the Old Butcher Shop!

Tickets are now available through TryBooking for the next Theatre Onset show, Jane Martin’s Talking With…

Just click here to secure your seat! http://www.trybooking.com/FBFP

Where else will you meet a rodeo queen discarded when the big end of town buys up her sport? Who else will let you into the world of snake handling for Jesus or show you the loneliness of an old man who’s dream is to live, really live, in McDonalds? Get behind the scenes with an actress who’d like her audience to bare their souls to her and another who’s prepared to do anything… no not that… for a part and count the ways a dying mother gently detaches herself from family. “Talking With…” is an evening with people you’ll never meet but wished you had.

 

The show will be performed in the butchers shop on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 5,6,7,8 June and then again the following week from Friday to Sunday. Evening performances will start at 7.30 pm with the Sunday matinees beginning at 3pm. At each performance patrons will be offered some fine finger food and the opportunity of tasting wine from the Rocky Hall winery.

Where else will you meet a rodeo queen discarded when the big end of town buys up her sport? Who else will let you into the world of snake handling for Jesus or show you the loneliness of an old man who’s dream is to live, really live, in McDonalds? Get behind the scenes with an actress who’d like her audience to bare their souls to her and another who’s prepared to do anything… no not that… for a part and count the ways a dying mother gently detaches herself from family. “Talking With…” is an evening with people you’ll never meet but wished you had.

The show will be performed in The Old Butchers Shop at 215 Carp St on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 5,6,7,8 June and then again the following week from Friday to Sunday. Evening performances will start at 7.30 pm with the Sunday matinees beginning at 3pm. At each performance patrons will be offered some fine finger food and the opportunity of tasting wine from the Rocky Hall winery.

Tickets at the door or book here: http://www.trybooking.com/FBFP

 

Theatre Onset is taking it to the streets!

Well, street. Carp St, that is.

In collaboration with the inaugural Festival of the Face, Theatre Onset is presenting Talking With…, monologues with a surprising twist. And one of those surprising twists is where the performances are taking place. Not in the Thimble Theatre this time, no-siree. This time an empty butcher shop in Carp St, Bega, is the venue.

Performances in June, stay tuned for dates! Tickets at the door.