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February 2014 – Number 129


Greetings All,

Ah me, the month of love… time to shake off the cynical cobwebs and indulge in some old fashioned romance I say… or at least remove your cold frozen heart from the freezer and show general merriment. Failing that, indulge in some summer theatre and spread the love by supporting your fellow thespians. We have a jam packed couple of months planned so hold onto your wrecking ball…here is the news.

AGM and Awards Evening – Tuesday 25 February 2014

 

Our Annual General Meeting is happening this month and here is your official notice…

Notice is hereby given of the 62nd Annual General Meeting of the Claremont Dramatic Society to be held at Barristers Grill, Cardiff Castle Building, Corner Kildare Road and Main Street, Newlands, on Tuesday 25 February 2014 at 19h00 for 19h30. The Agenda is at the end of the newsletter.

The following committee positions are up for re-election this year:

  • Vice-Chairman.  Currently Simon Dutton, who is available for re-election
  • Secretary. Currently Leigh Mather, who is not available for re-election
  • Hok Manager. Currently Simon Dutton, who is available for re-election
  • Claremont Chat.  Currently Sheldon Cross, who is available for re-election
  • Publicity. Currently Genevieve Cross, who is not available for re-election

This means that there are two vital positions on the committee which need to be filled – Secretary and Publicity.  We ask you to please consider serving your Society by making yourself available, or approaching someone who you think would be suitable, and nominating him or her to the position (with their permission of course!)

Once the formalities have been completed and dinner has been served, we’ll move on to the exciting part of the evening. . . AWARDS!

Congratulations to this year’s nominees, who are (in alphabetical order): Jana Botha, Grant Bottcher, Grace Brain, Hannah Claassens, Sheldon Cross, Gary Fargher, Jo Frater, Wendy Goddard, Bob Goode, Brenda Gray, Sheila Inglis, Patrick Jordi, Ryan Mitchley, Kim Randleff-Rasmussen, Anton Schafer, David Sharpe, Gavin Werner

Please join us for the most prestigious event on the CDS calendar, and RSVP To Pamela before Wednesday 19 February on 021 657 5793 (o/h) or pamb@masterparts.com.  Tickets, which include a two-course meal, are R100 for members, R110 for guests and R70 for pensioners.

Subscriptions

Subscriptions are now due – your may pay at the AGM, or by EFT:

R40 for members, R30 for students and pensioners

R60 for couples, R45 for student and pensioner couples.

Private Lives

Private Lives opens this month! This promises to be an elegant and witty affair. Follow the team on Facebook – this one is not to be missed. (https://www.facebook.com/NC.Private.Lives)

This hilarious and risqué comedy of manners tells the sophisticated tale of a recently divorced couple who find themselves in adjoining hotel rooms while on honeymoon with their new and wholly unsuitable spouses.  In typical Coward fashion, the play is liberally sprinkled with fast and hilarious repartee and the hint of farce. Witten from Coward’s sickbed in Shanghai in 1930, Private Lives is considered as his finest comedy and a “pure statement of Coward’s genius”.

 

Auditions

 

  • The Hollow – Agatha Christie

This is going to be a really fun production with high production value and a role for almost every age and disposition.

Sunday 2 March at 4pm and Tuesday 4 March at 7pm at the Hok, Claremont.

Please see below for the full audition notice.

  • The Nerd – by Larry Shue

Direction by Wayne Hendricks for Milnerton Players

Production dates: 23 – 30 May 2014

The audition was held on 25 January, but Wayne is still looking for the following characters:

Axel Hammond (mid 30’s to early 40’s): Art Critic, pretentious, often-inebriated, always ready with a sarcastic comment. (Large part)

Rick Steadman (mid 30’s to early 40’s):  The titular “nerd”, oblivious to insults, lacks manners and sensitivity. (Large part)

Warnock Waldgrave (mid 40’s to early 50’s): Boisterous, slightly dim businessman, no creativity and no tact. He never smiles. (Medium part)

Synopsis:

An aspiring young architect in Terre Haute, Indiana, Willum Cubbert has often told his friends about the debt he owes to Rick Steadman, a fellow ex-GI whom he has never met but who saved his life after he was seriously wounded in Vietnam. He has written to Rick to say that, as long as he is alive, “you will have somebody on Earth who will do anything for you”—so Willum is delighted when Rick shows up unexpectedly at his apartment on the night of his thirty-fourth birthday party. But his delight soon fades as it becomes apparent that Rick is a hopeless “nerd”—a bumbling oaf with no social sense, little intelligence and less tact. And Rick stays on and on. His continued presence among Willum and his friends leading to one uproarious incident after another, until the normally placid Willum finds himself contemplating violence—a dire development which, happily, is staved off by the surprising “twist” ending of the play.

Interested?  Please contact the director, Wayne Hendricks – 082 443 5853, or email him at Hendricks.wayne@gmail.com

·         “ANNIE” THE MUSICAL

The Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society is proud to present the off-Broadway classic Musical in association with SHIRAZ. Director DARRYL SPIJKERS. Music SHIRAZ BAND. Choreography SUMÉ LÖTTER. Show dates: 13 – 28 JUNE 2014 at Playhouse Somerset West

Be part of this amazing musical production.

AUDITIONS: SUNDAY 09 FEB

Rehearsals will be scheduled per scene and group so that no time is wasted. Music rehearsals take place from late FEB until mid April after which dance and acting rehearsals commence. All rehearsals will take place in Somerset West.

Full details here:  http://www.theplayhouse.org.za/audition-notice-annie-the-musical/

Calendar

5 – 8 Feb                    Les Sylphide and The Best of Belles & Beaux at the Ballet at the Masque presented by Cape Town City Ballet who deliver unique, world-class dance entertainment through integrity, creativity and excellence.  Performances Wed, Thurs, Fri at 20h00; Sat 14h30 and 18h30.  Tickets R75 Evenings (R70); R65 Matinée (R60).

15 February               Volunteer Co-ordination Saturday afternoon 13h30. Those of you who were `unable to attend the initial volunteer co-ordination even on the 18th of January, should definitely come along for a meet, greet, and something sweet taking place at the Masque Theatre, on Saturday the 15th of February. To confirm your spot, please contact Jane Cohen at j

jane@masquetheatre.co.za

 

21 Feb to 1 Mar          Private Lives by Noël Coward.  Directed by John Carne for Claremont Dramatic Society at the Masque.

25 Feb            ruary               AGM and Awards Evening 19h00 for 19h30

 

14 – 22 March             Flat Spin by Derek S. Royle.  Directed by Wendy Goddard for Muizenberg Dramatic Society. If you combine an incompetent electrician, a mouse, an aspiring model, an Italian film director who can’t speak English, and throw in a walk-in cupboard, you’ve got the recipe for a hysterical audience pleaser. This classic British farce includes mistaken identities and cover-ups.

16 Mar            ch                    Fundraising summer Market at the Masque

17 March                    CATA Awards Evening 19h00 for 19h30

Full details about all Masque Theatre events here: http://www.masquetheatre.co.za/ and here: http://www.masquetheatre.co.za/files/quarterly.pdf

All my love, no really,

Sheldon Cross

 

Claremont Dramatic Society Committee 2013:

Wendy Goddard (Chair) wendygoddard@xsinet.co.za  Home: 021 671 2888 Cell: 083 414 7003

Simon Dutton (Vice-Chair/Hok Manager) simon.d@mweb.co.za Home: 021 683 8630 Cell: 083 327 7350

Anthony Storr Lister (Treasurer) anthonylister@mailbox.co.za Home: 021 671 1443 Cell: 082 357 7677

Alex Lategan (Members evenings) alex_lategan@mweb.co.za Cell: 076 280 9200

Leigh Mather, (Minutes Secretary) leighmather@gmail.com Home: 021 702 4999 Cell: 072 614 1328

Sheldon Cross (Chat) sheldon_cross@yahoo.com Home: 021 801 5610 Cell: 072 596 8369

Liz Roodt (Members Evenings): lizroodt@yahoo.co.uk Cell: 081 259 3607

Jenny Brandt (Member Relations Officer): jennybrandt74@gmail.com Cell:082 492 5984

Genevieve Cross (Publicity):gen.rossouw@gmail.com Cell: 0829257750

Audition Notice

The Hollow – Agatha Christie

Directed by Liz Roodt

This season, I am lucky enough to be directing a real ‘bums on seats’ murder mystery -The Hollow.  With your help, this is going to be a fabulous trip!

The Angkatell family is joined by their friends for a weekend at The Hollow.   There is a history which all these people share.  A murder in the house brings up the question up of whose history is more painful and resentful.  In true Christie style, the murder mystery keeps us guessing right to the end.

The play is set in ‘The Hollow’, the stately country manor of Sir and Lady Angkatell.

Sir Henry Angkatell (60)

Henry is the patriarch of the family, a distinguished-looking elderly gentleman of the country.  He keeps his flock together and is often exasperated with his wayward thinking wife.  He provides stability to the household.  I am looking for someone who is a pillar – a sensible man!

Lady Lucy Angkatell (60)

Lucy is – quite frankly – rather dilly.  Her comedic role adds bubbles to the performance.  Although she isn’t playing with a full deck of cards, she is rather calculating insofar as her family’s future is concerned.  I am anxious to get just the right amount of madness in this character.

Henrietta Angkatell (30-40)

Henrietta is Sir  Henry and Lucy’s niece and lives at The Hollow.  She is an artist.  She seems to be the voice of reason in the household.  She does have some history with Edward and John, but is ever practical.  I would like an actress who is both strong and confident.

Midge Harvey (20-30)

Midge is another relative.  She earns her own living in the city, not having inherited the Angkatell riches.  Midge seems very mature and practical for her age. A strong willed and determined/confident actress would suit her character.

Edward Angkatell (35-45)

Bookish and nerdy, Edward is Sir and Lady Angkatell’s nephew.  I would like my Edward to be a little sheepish – a bit of a pushover.

John Cristow (30)

Friend of the Angkatells.  John is an arrogant man.  He is a doctor and a bit of a womaniser.  He has sown his seeds in the past and had some history with Henrietta.  He married Gerda for stability.  I would prefer to hate John by the end of the play – he is so arrogant that he must deserve what is coming to him!

Gerda Cristow (30)

Married to John, Gerda is a mousey, nervous wife.  Gerda submits to her husband and appears to have little intelligence or calcium in her spine.  But, she is a dark horse and a woman scorned is a very dangerous one indeed.  I see my dear Gerda exhibiting chameleon-like qualities – the ability to transform from mouse to tigress.

Veronica Craye (30)

Veronica had an affair with John.  The only reason she is around is that she is actually stalking him.  She is deeply shallow, but being a movie star, has all the men’s jaws hanging low.   When my Veronica walks into the audition, I will know her because she will make everyone pay attention to her!

Gudgeon (60)

A fabulous role.  Gudgeon is almost Lucy’s secret husband.  Not in any lewd way, mind you.  Gudgeon takes much of Lucy’s madness and manages it.  He is extremely loyal.  His role is comedic – a great cameo.  Gudgeon is such a wonderful character – I would like him to have a special kind of humour.

Doris (20)

A poorly educated Cockney lass.  Gudgeon tries terribly hard to teach her how to do things correctly.  Doris has a very small part but it is deliciously played – another great cameo.  Doris needs to be a little bit stupid – I want my Doris to be quick at being stupid.

Inspector Colquhoun (30-50)

Christie describes the inspector as “a thoughtful, quiet man with charm and a sense of humour.  A sympathetic personality but not to be played as a comedic part.”  Think of Poirot – that smugness which works out who dunnit in the end.  What can I say about what I need in this role?

Detective Sergeant Penny (30-50)

The DS is a support to the Inspector – together they must try to make sense of the whole nasty business.  My detective sergeant needs to add some mathematical logic and have a quick wit.

This is a large cast and I would also love to have assistance with the following:

-          Stage Manager and backstage crew

-          Costume Manager Assistant (colour briefing and sourcing from various organisations and someone who can sew!)

-          Electronic design (poster, programmess)

-          Marketing (Facebook and other social networking, advertising)

There are some special props that I need, so might as well put it out there with this notice.

  1. Derringer (a type of hand gun)
  2. 2 x revolvers
  3. Plastic lobster at least 30cm long
  4. Mole trap
  5. 1950’s style telephone and desk radio

Audition dates:

 

I have decided to offer two auditions to be held at The Hok, 162 Campground Road, Claremont*.

  • Sunday 2 March at 4pm.
  • Tuesday 4 March at 7pm

Please be advised that parts will only be given to those who have attended an audition.  If these dates are completely impossible and you would dearly like to audition, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Ages specified are only approximate.

The Hollow plays at Masque Theatre from 6 – 21 June 2014

I think this production is going to be really fun and invite you to join us at the Hok in March.  Hope to see you there!

Liz Roodt

lizroodt@yahoo.co.uk

081 259 3607

*Directions to the Hok:  From Main Road, Claremont, turn into Claremont Boulevard (between SAB and the Southern Sun Hotel, opposite Newlands Swimming Pool).  Take the first right into Hemlock Road. Drive to the end and go straight into the car park.  The Hok is the second door on the left, under the bridge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Claremont Dramatic Society

 

Notice is hereby given of the 62nd Annual General Meeting of the Claremont Dramatic Society to be held at Barristers Grill, Cardiff Castle Building, Corner Kildare Road and Main Street, Newlands, on Tuesday 25 February 2014 at 19h00 for 19h30.

A G E N D A

 

1   Notice Convening the Meeting

2   Apologies

3   To consider the 62nd Annual General Meeting

a)      To accept the 62nd AGM minutes

b)            Matters Arising from the 61st AGM

4   To consider the Chairman’s Report for the Year ended 31 December 2013

5   To consider the Treasurer’s Report for the Year ended 31 December 2012

6   Adoption of Audited Financial Statement for the Year ended 31 December 2012

7   To consider the Treasurer’s Report for the Year ended 31 December 2013

8   Adoption of Audited Financial Statement for the Year ended 31 December 2013

9   To consider any notice of motion from any Member who has lodged such notice with the Secretary at least 14 (fourteen) days prior to this Meeting.

10             To Elect the Committee for the Year ended 31 December 2014

11             To fix the Annual Subscriptions for the ensuing year.

12             To Elect an Honorary Auditor for the Year ended 31 December 2014

13             To Elect the Stern Masque Theatre Trustee to represent the Society for the Year ending  31 December 2014

14             Any Other Business

Wendy Goddard

Chairperson

January 2014

Audited accounts and copies of the minutes of the last Annual General Meeting will be distributed before the start of the meeting.

All persons attending the meeting are requested to be present and registered by 19h15 to enable a prompt start at 19h30

Dear Friends and Members,

I hope you’re all enjoying the warm weather, and have finally settled into a normal work routine again. It’s almost that time again when our AGM (Annual General Meeting) rolls around, so keep your eyes peeled for the dates below.

In other society news, we’re almost finished with the CTP website, which will have more information about our wonderful society, and as always, we’re continually striving to make things easier for you to interact with us, and keep you informed about the Masque Theatre shows, auditions, and more!

Helping Hands

Many thanks to Lieske Bester, Su Cunningham, Lynn Moss, Scott Gill, and Eve Carr for being kind enough to jump on board and assist CTP with duties, in box office and FOH positions.

Those interested in helping out with future duties, please e-mail Roseanna@travelground.com.

AGM and CTP Members Eve – 4th March at 19:30

This year, our Constantiaberg Theatre Players Annual General Meeting will take place on the 4th March, at the Bergvliet Guide Hall. So we’d love to invite you to an evening of fun, food, games, and of course the exciting Adjudication of the 2013 CTP productions, which will be done by our lovely Lieske Bester and Colleen Van Staaden. This evening will also likely include a play excerpt, and if there’s time left after all the merry making, some Theatre Sports for those who’d like to show off their improvising talents. Good food, drink, and great company are to be expected as per usual, and of course the selection (or re-election) of the committee.
Upcoming Shows
There are some fantastic shows and events taking place at the Masque Theatre, and we’d hate for you to miss out on them. Please book your spot by calling the Masque Theatre Booking line: 021-788-1898. E-mail: bookings@masquetheatre.co.za. Keep your eye peeled for the 3 incredible Masque Theatre Events below too!
1 February – BINGO Afternoon
Saturday: 14:00 for 14:30
Available only to those over 18 years of age, the Masque Bingo event is set to be a day of classic fun and friendly competition, where you can win cash and spot prizes! All proceeds will go towards the Masque Theatre Roof Fund. 10 games of bingo will only cost you only R70. Drinks and snacks will be on sale, and there will also be a raffle. Please bring a highlighter or Bingo Dabber.
1 – 2 February – Lessons in Love
Saturday and Sunday: 20:00
Those who have yet to see the nostalgic and hilarious 1920s trip, should come along to enjoy an evening of laughter and song, with comedy sketches from the pen of legendary American wit DOROTHY PARKER who was known for her quips like “Men don’t make passes at girls who wear glasses”. Devised by Margaret Hill and directed by Celia Musikanth, the show stars Pamela Burger, Kelly Kowalski and Gary Green with vocals by Aubrey Hindle and John Aron at the piano. So come along for a sparkling evening of fun! Come along in 1920 style or just as you are, but DON’T MISS OUT!
5- 8 February – Les Sylphide (Cape Town Ballet)
Wednesday – Friday: 20:00
Saturday: 14:30 and again at 18:30
For those who are fans of classic ballet, come and see the beautiful Les Sylphide which is followed by the best of Belles & Beaux at the Ballet. Cape Town city Ballet delivers unique, world-class dance entertainment through integrity, creativity, and excellence.
14 February – A Valentine’s Soiree
Friday: 19:30 for 20:00
For those after some memories of love, lust and duets, come along to the Masque’s own Valentine’s Soiree, and see a variety of love-related songs, dances, and performances. Love’s a many splendid thing, for “who so loves, believes the impossible”. Please note dinner is included in the R100 ticket price, and as seating is limited, booking early is recommended.
15 February – Volunteer Co-ordination Saturday afternoon

Those of you who were unable to attend the initial volunteer co-ordination even on the 18th of January, should definitely come along for a meet, greet, and something sweet taking place at the Masque Theatre, on Saturday the 15th of February. To confirm your spot, please contact Jane Cohen at jane@masquetheatre.co.za
21 February – 1 March – Private Lives
Thursdays and Fridays: 20:00
Saturdays: 14:30 and again at 18:30
Written from his sick bed in Shanghai, in 1930, Coward said that ‘Private Lives’ tells “the sophisticated tale of a couple who can’t live with or without each other”. In typical Coward fashion, the play is liberally sprinkled with fast and hilarious repartee and the hint of farce. When it opened to packed houses on Broadway, the New York review noted of the principals, “They are only adults under the skin. They are really sulky adolescents on long legs and the humour they distil is infectious and superb.”

14 – 22 March – Flat Spin
Thursdays and Fridays: 20:00
Saturdays: 14:30 and again at 18:30
If you combine an incompetent electrician, a mouse, and aspiring model, and an Italian film director who can’t speak English, and throw in a walk-in cupboard, you’ve got the recipe for a hysterical audience pleaser. This classic British farce includes mistaken identities and cover-ups.

16 March – Masque Market
Sunday: 10:00 – 14:00
After the success of our last market, we’re holding another one, with plenty of stalls selling jewellery, candles, preserves, creams, décor items, food stalls, a white elephant stall, artworks, and books, and so much more! A raffle will be taking place again and stall holder fees will be going towards the Masque roof fund. For booking a stall or more information, please contact Margi Blewett on 021 788 4664 / 083 628 6295.
Auditions
Sadly, there are no listed upcoming auditions at present.
Have a stunning week, and see you soon!

ADLIB JANUARY 2014
the Official Newsletter of Pinelands Players,
established 1948 and incorporating The
Cape Town Repertory Theatre Society!
P.O. Box 131 Howard Place 7450
Scribe June cjwells@mweb.co.za
Hi Everyone
and a wonderful 2014 to you! Hope your holidays were fun.
Go and make yourself a cuppa, or pour yourself a nice glass of chilled wine, put your feet up and enjoy.
KARAOKE FRIDAY 13TH DECEMBER

What a huge success! Gary Fargher was a great D.J. with fantastic music choices and his mischievous sense of humour he kept us laughing and singing until we were all hoarse. After witnessing some fairly dreadful Karaoke on the MSC Opera, I wasn’t too optimistic – I couldn’t have been more wrong. Everyone got into the spirit of Christmas with hats & outfits (Clara Machado’s was really fun). There wasn’t a shy singer in the house. And they were all pretty damned good – who would have thought Graham Leverton could sing like that? Thanks Gary, and thanks to you all for a lovely Christmas party.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
23rd FEBRUARY 2.30 (registration) for 3 P.M.
This is your opportunity to find out all the nitty gritty details of how the society has been run throughout the past year, the ups and the downs,  the financials, the shows and what has been planned for the coming year. It is also time to consider whether you want to hang onto the Committee Members who are willing to stand for re-election or whether you want to get rid of us. The following people are prepared to remain: Glyn Fogell (Chairman), Chris Laurie (Treasurer), Tanya March (Secretary), Tina Gough, Graham Leverton, June Wells (AdLib). If you do re-elect them, we will need two more people to fill the vacant seats of Karin Matthee and Brian Winter so please think about coming on board or nominating a friend.
This is also your time to officially voice your opinion and make suggestions that will be Minuted for eternity. You will be receiving formal notification as well as the Agenda soon. But please put this date in your diary now.
Subscriptions of R90 p.a.p.p. will not change and ARE DUE NOW. The banking details are given in the box at the bottom of the AdLib. Unless you
are a Paid-up-Member, Honorary Member or Life Member, you are not entitled to vote. Please note: subs paid late in 2013 will be allocated to 2014/15 – this includes all those new Members who joined at Flashmob as well as Lyle Wilson and Michelle Galloway.

MUSICAL FOR 2014
It’s been a while since we staged a major musical…..the last one being ‘Honk’ which seems like a lifetime ago. Hard to imagine that we were once the only society staging musicals! Your Committee has been doing the rounds in search of a theatre. Not easy, but we’ve found a gem. Our Musical for 2014 will be staged in Sept/Oct at the Magnet Theatre in Observatory. It does present some challenges, the major one being that the set has to be completely cleared after each performance because the acting space is used for training during the day. With ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat’ we will be able to do that without much trouble. We last staged ‘Joseph’ 11 years ago; besides being a hoot to be involved in, it was a very successful financially. There are 32 characters, (with doubling, 28). The set is made up of cut-outs on wheels, which add enormously to the fun of the show and also easy to move around on and off the stage. Lots of potential for actors of all ages to get their teeth into some fabulous characters, to get to dance and also to sing some amazing songs. Auditions will be held in June. The Committee watched the DVD of the 2003 show last night, which ignited our enthusiasm, pity we’ve got so long to wait for the auditions! We
need a rainbow cast of all ages for this colourful production – so watch out for the audition dates and bring us your talent.

CANDLELIGHT SUPPER THEATRE NIGHTS AT THE PINELANDS TOWN HALL
We are still looking for proposals for two supper theatre nights. They are fun to do and well supported, which is very rewarding. We have all the infrastructure from the stage to the lighting – and there is always a cash bar and a pretty good dinner. The first is in July and the second in November. If you have ideas for a show, please contact Tanya on tanya@march.za.net. Come on folks, don’t be shy

THE NEWEST ‘LITTLE’ THEATRE IN TOWN!
There are many small new theatres that have sprung up in Cape Town – the latest being The Rosebank Theatre, Nicholas Ellenbogan’s delightful new space in Alma Road. Now we have our own – a small stage, great lighting, sound, wings and it seats 40; this is what we’ve created in the Clubhouse. We invite you to take advantage for your production. We’ve already staged Graham Leverton’s two plays and they ran for 3 nights to full houses. Talk
to us about your ideas for using our ‘theatre’. Its a great opportunity to try out a play, musical or revue you’ve written (as long as it’s small!). Contact any of the Committee Members (box at bottom of this AdLib) if you’d like to come and have a look.

OTHER SOCIETIES – NEWS, SHOWS, AUDITIONS!
AUDITION – ‘One for the Road’, Constantiaberg Theatre Players. Sunday 19th Jan. at 14h30 at the Bergvliet Guide Hall. Director is Lynn Moss, contact her on 021 785 2466 / 084 701 8360 or email her: lynn@infomotion.co.za for all the information you will need.
Playbill Productions presents ‘Lessons in Love’ in the Masque foyer on the 1st and 2nd February. Tickets are R75. Devised by Margaret Hill and directed by Celia Musikanth, the show stars Pamela Burger, Kelly Kowalski and Gary Green with vocals by Aubrey Hindle and John Aron at the piano.
THE MASQUE THEATRE needs roof repairs. There are ongoing exciting functions and activities to raise funds. They’ve already had a successful boot sale. Next is a Bingo Afternoon on 1st February at 14h00. Ten games will cost you only R70 and there are cash and spot prizes – no under 18’s. After that there is a Valentine’s Day Revue on the 14th February. Barrie Howard is putting it all together, the theme is of course, all about love! He’s already auditioned for singers, dancers and performers to participate. But if you are interested, I’m sure he’ll have room for more. Phone Barrie on 021 7152777.

C.A.T.A. NOMINEE LIST FOR 2013
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE NOMINEES ESPECIALLY JAQUI BLOOM
The list of nominees follows. The Awards Evening will be held at the Masque Theatre, Muizenberg on 17 March 2014 at 19:00 for 19:30. Supporters, please email to book your seats with Hayley or Aubrey, or phone (021) 788 1898. Seating is very limited, please book early.

ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTION & TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE
• Shelley de Klerk, Charmian Thompson – Cyprienne (Constantiaberg Theatre Players)
• William Jones – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)
• Neal van Biljon – Dracula (Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society)
• Ashley Pitout – A Streetcar Named Desire (Carnivals of the Heart)
• Gary Fargher – Henceforward (Claremont Dramatic Society)
• Ryan Mitchley, Kim Randleff-Rasmussen, Grant Böttcher, Gary Fargher– Henceforward (C laremont Dramatic Society)
BEST COSTUMES
• Darryl Spijkers – Much Ado About Nothing (Carnivals of the Heart)
• Barrie Howard – Cyprienne (Constantiaberg Theatre Players)
• Noel Pitout – A Streetcar Named Desire (Carnivals of the Heart)

BEST SET
• Dawn Innes – Much Ado About Nothing (Carnivals of the Heart)
• Jane Philbrick – Arsenic and Old Lace (Fish Hoek Dramatic Society)
• Barrie Howard – Cyprienne (Constantiaberg Theatre Players)
• Fanie Fourie – A Streetcar Named Desire (Carnivals of the Heart)
• Wendy Goddard – Henceforward (Claremont Dramatic Society)
CAMEO PERFORMANCE
• Jacqui Bloomer – Melodrama (Pinelands Players)
• Sheila Inglis – Amy’s View (Claremont Dramatic Society)
• Sheila McCormick – It Runs in the Family (Milnerton Players)
• Nigel Sweet – It Runs in the Family (Milnerton Players)
• Andy McPherson – It Runs in the Family (Milnerton Players)
• Michelle Galloway – Boy Meets Boy (Festival Productions)
• Dudonne Diergaardt – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)
MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER
• Olivia Thompson – Cyprienne (Constantiaberg Theatre Players)
• Michael-John Phillip – Cyprienne (Constantiaberg Theatre Players)
• Hannah Claassens – Amy’s View (Claremont Dramatic Society)
• Brigitte Scherz – A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur (Milnerton Players)
• Rick Harington – A Streetcar Named Desire (Carnivals of the Heart)
• Barbara-Marie Immelman – ‘Who Did You Say You Were?’ (Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society)
• Nicolette Fernandes – A Slice of Saturday Night (Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society)
• Werner Viln – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)
• Matthew de Klerk – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A PLAY OR MUSICAL
• Pamela Burger – The Road to Mecca (Muizenberg Dramatic Society)
• Brigitte Scherz – A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur (Milnerton Players)
• Roxy Lombard – A Streetcar Named Desire (Carnivals of the Heart)
• Fiona Carling – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)
• Nicolette Fernandes – A Slice of Saturday Night (Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society)
• Jo Reid – A Slice of Saturday Night (Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A PLAY OR MUSICAL
• James Skilton – Cyprienne (Constantiaberg Theatre Players)
• David Muller – The Road to Mecca (Muizenberg Dramatic Society)
• Brian Notcutt –The Wisdom of Eve (Fish Hoek Dramatic Society)
• Norman McFarlane – ‘Who Did You Say You Were?’ (Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society)
• Willy Sass – It Runs in the Family (Milnerton Players)
• Dennis Benneyworth – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)
• Clifford Graham – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)
• Keenan Oliphant – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society
BEST ACTRESS IN A PLAY OR MUSICAL
• Olivia Thompson – Cyprienne (Constantiaberg Theatre Players)
• Natasha Starkenburg – Children of the Wolf (Milnerton Players)
• Lisa Squire Harris – Shirley Valentine (Carnivals of the Heart)
• Su Cunningham – The Road to Mecca (Mu izenberg Dramatic Society)

BEST ACTRESS IN A PLAY OR MUSICAL cont.
• Petra Schiebe – A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur (Milnerton Players)
• Julie Summers – The Wisdom of Eve (Fish Hoek Dramatic Society)
• Kim Randleff-Rasmussen – Henceforward (Claremont Dramatic Society)
• Jo Frater – Henceforward (Claremont Dramatic Society)
• Michelle Galloway – Boy Meets Boy (Festival Productions)
• Jennifer Moss – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)
• Laura Bosman – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)
BEST ACTOR IN A PLAY OR MUSICAL
• Sheldon Cross – The Owl and the Pussycat (Claremont Dramatic Society)
• Anthony Storr Lister – Cyprienne (Constantiaberg Theatre Players)
• Rick Harington – A Streetcar Named Desire (Carnivals of the Heart)
• Patrick Jordi – Henceforward (Claremont Dramatic Society)
• Jarred Pitout – A Slice of Saturday Night (Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society)
• Brandon Tunnicliffe – A Slice of Saturday Night (Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society)
• Lloyd Kandlin – Boy Meets Boy (Festival Productions)
• Brian Winter – Boy Meets Boy (Festival Productions)
• Werner Viln – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)
• Wesley Figaji – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)
• Andrew Weiss – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)

BEST DIRECTOR OF A PLAY, BEST DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL
• Barrie Howard – Cyprienne (Constantiaberg Theatre Players)
• Darryl Spijkers – Shirley Valentine (Carnivals of the Heart)
• Barbara Basel – The Road to Mecca (Muizenberg Dramatic Society)
• Darryl Spijkers – A Streetcar Named Desire (Carnivals of the Heart)
• Wendy Goddard – Henceforward (Claremont Dramatic Society)
• Giles Scott – A Slice of Saturday Night (Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society)
• Kyla Thorburn – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)
BEST PLAY, BEST MUSICAL, MOST ADVENTUROUS PRODUCTION
• Much Ado About Nothing (Carnivals of the Heart)
• Cyprienne (Constantiaberg Theatre Players)
• Shirley Valentine (Carnivals of the Heart)
• The Road to Mecca (Muizenberg Dramatic Society)
• A Streetcar Named Desire (Carnivals of the Heart)
• Henceforward (Claremont Dramatic Society)
• A Slice of Saturday Night (Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society)
• Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)
Again, congratulations to all of you and another special mention – Jaqui Bloomer – the wonderfully hysterical ‘butler’ in our Melodramas. Congratulations as well to our friends and Members: Brian Winter, Andrew Weiss, Michelle Galloway, Jennifer Moss, Laura Bosman, Keenan Oliphant, Nigel Sweet, Barrie Howard and Wendy Goddard. Good luck to you all

Claremont Chat

Claremont Dramatic Society Newsletter
12 Eden Road, Claremont, 7708

Tel: 021 671 2888               Cell: 083 414 7003

email: claremontdramatic@gmail.com

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January 2014 – Number 128


Greetings All,

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and can you believe the holidays are already over? It is the start of a new and wonderful year. I feel as though I have just arrived home after a long vacation and everything that used to seem so every day now seems very foreign. So forgive me if some of the news is a little late or old – we are sure to catch up in no time…and from what I can tell, my inbox is full of exciting happenings for 2014.

AGM Notice 2014

 

Our AGM and Awards Evening will be on Tuesday 25 February at Barristers. We will be sending out the official notice and agenda soon, but please put this date in your diary in the meantime.

Private Lives

 

Rehearsals for our first show of the year start again this week.  Wendy watched one of the rehearsals last year and was very impressed with what she saw.  Director John has some really wonderful ideas!

 

Bingo Afternoon

 

When last did you play Bingo? The first Masque fundraiser of the year is a Bingo Afternoon on 1 February at 14h00 for 14h30.  Come along for a fun afternoon and win cash and spot prizes, All proceeds will go towards the Masque Theatre Roof Fund. 10 games will cost you only R70.  Drinks and snacks will be on sale, and there will also be a raffle. Please bring a highlighter.  Please note that no under 18s will be allowed to play Bingo.  The Masque Theatre is a licensed Bingo operator. Space is limited, so please book your seats with Aubrey on 021 788 1898 or bookings at masquetheatre.co.za

 

New Member

 

Some of us met our newest member, Setarah (Seti) Rajanei at our Christmas Party.  Welcome Seti, and we hope your stay with us will be long and happy!

Volunteer’s induction training

Volunteer orientation courses are scheduled to take place this Saturday, January 18th at the Masque at 1.30 pm with a repeat of the programme the following month on February 15th at the same time.

These afternoons are aimed at all volunteers, not just new ones, as there are various changes coming up this year at the Masque, mostly involving Front of House people in regard to Box office and Tea duties etc… and we think it is important that everyone knows what is happening.  There will also be a brief history of our theatre, as well as an outline of who’s who on the board etc… and an explanation of the new indemnity and waiver forms. We are hoping to make it an informative and fun afternoon for everyone.

The actual workshops for FOH volunteers as well as First Aid and Fire and Safety training will all take place at another time.

All those who are able to attend the first Saturday afternoon please let Jane Cohen know at jane@masquetheatre.co.za as numbers are limited.

Audition

Constantiaberg Theatre Players invites you to audition for

 

‘ONE FOR THE ROAD’

 

By Willy Russell

 

Directed by Lynn Moss

Date:  Sunday 19th January 2014

Time: 14h30

Venue: Bergvliet Guide Hall

Directions : From Ladies Mile Road turn left into Children’s Way (first traffic light from Main Rd), then immediately right into Glen Alpine Way, which bends left at Bel Ombre Road before continuing right to the end of the road. The guide hall is on your right opposite the car park.

Production dates: 16 – 24 May 2014

Rehearsals: Sunday afternoon, Monday and Wednesday evening commencing 24 February.

About the play…

 

Set in 1985 in the north of England, this wickedly observant comedy finds Dennis, on the eve of his birthday, making a last ditch attempt to break away from the confines of his middle class existence and marriage to Pauline. Feeling imprisoned in a suburban housing estate, he gets his revenge on life by vandalising the neighbourhood. When the ‘it’ couple from next door, Roger and Jane arrive, bearing gifts that epitomise the hated way of life, he reaches breaking point and packs his bag to go…

Characters …

 

(All characters should be aged 38 to 55)

Dennis Cain: At the outset he seems to be resigned to a boring existence, of domesticity, which he counters by secret vandalism.  His sense of mischief is the one thing that for him makes his life bearable. He has a simmering frustration which builds during the play and results in him ‘losing it’.

Pauline Cain: Content with the existence that Dennis despises, all Pauline wants is to be socially accepted, look after her family, and ‘keep up with the Joneses’. She constantly tries to keep Dennis in check and stop him from embarrassing her in front of Jane, who she is desperate to be like.

Roger Fuller: He is something of a ladies man, and a complete charmer. A man who likes to be liked, and a peace keeper, Roger is happy where he is in life, and enjoys his status on the estate. He also thinks himself head of the household, but Jane knows different.

Jane Fuller: This is what Pauline aspires to be like. Jane is self assured, controlling and thinks herself the best hostess there is. She sees herself and Roger as the number one couple on the estate. There is nothing that Jane doesn’t know, and she feels that her role in life is to organise and give advice to others.

N.B. This is an adult British comedy. It needs British, preferably northern, accents, and impeccable comic timing and delivery.

Enquiries to Lynn Moss 021 785 2466 / 084 701 8360 lynn@infomotion.co.za

Valentine’s Day Revue

The Masque Theatre is holding a Fundraising Valentine’s Day Revue on 14 February and we need YOU to Sing, Dance, and Perform on the evening. The theme is all about love: innocent love, unbridled passion love, set to music, prose, dance or whatever human trait appertaining to the universal language of love.  The setting will be a romantic bistro in Paris (the “City of Love”) with French food and music.

Directed by Barrie Howard this will be a ton of fun so don’t miss your chance to take part! Enquiries to Barrie on 0217152777. Auditions were held on the 11th January , but if you are interested, please contact Barrie, and he will make a plan for you to audition.  Rehearsals start this Thursday. Bring music or your performance piece.

Hot off the Press…!

CATA NOMINEE LIST FOR 2013

ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTION & TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE

Shelley de Klerk, Charmian Thompson – Cyprienne (Constantiaberg Theatre Players)

William Jones – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)

Neal van Biljon – Dracula (Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society)

Ashley Pitout – A Streetcar Named Desire (Carnivals of the Heart)

Gary Fargher – Henceforward (Claremont Dramatic Society)

Ryan Mitchley, Kim Randleff-Rasmussen, Grant Böttcher, Gary Fargher– Henceforward (Claremont Dramatic Society)

BEST COSTUMES

Darryl Spijkers – Much Ado About Nothing (Carnivals of the Heart)

Barrie Howard – Cyprienne (Constantiaberg Theatre Players)

Noel Pitout – A Streetcar Named Desire (Carnivals of the Heart)

BEST SET

Dawn Innes – Much Ado About Nothing (Carnivals of the Heart)

Jane Philbrick – Arsenic and Old Lace (Fish Hoek Dramatic Society)

Barrie Howard – Cyprienne (Constantiaberg Theatre Players)

Fanie Fourie – A Streetcar Named Desire (Carnivals of the Heart)

Wendy Goddard – Henceforward (Claremont Dramatic Society)

CAMEO PERFORMANCE

Jacqui Bloomer – Melodrama (Pinelands Players)

Sheila Inglis – Amy’s View (Claremont Dramatic Society)

Sheila McCormick – It Runs in the Family (Milnerton Players)

Nigel Sweet – It Runs in the Family (Milnerton Players)

Andy McPherson – It Runs in the Family (Milnerton Players)

Michelle Galloway – Boy Meets Boy (Festival Productions)

Dudonne Diergaardt – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)

 

MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER

Olivia Thompson – Cyprienne (Constantiaberg Theatre Players)

Michael-John Phillip – Cyprienne (Constantiaberg Theatre Players)

Hannah Claassens – Amy’s View (Claremont Dramatic Society)

Brigitte Scherz – A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur (Milnerton Players)

Rick Harington – A Streetcar Named Desire (Carnivals of the Heart)

Barbara-Marie Immelman – ‘Who Did You Say You Were?’ (Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society)

Nicolette Fernandes – A Slice of Saturday Night (Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society)

Werner Viln – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)

Matthew de Klerk – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A PLAY OR MUSICAL

Pamela Burger – The Road to Mecca (Muizenberg Dramatic Society)

Brigitte Scherz – A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur (Milnerton Players)

Roxy Lombard – A Streetcar Named Desire (Carnivals of the Heart)

Fiona Carling – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)

Nicolette Fernandes – A Slice of Saturday Night (Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society)

Jo Reid – A Slice of Saturday Night (Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society)

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A PLAY OR MUSICAL

James Skilton – Cyprienne (Constantiaberg Theatre Players)

David Muller – The Road to Mecca (Muizenberg Dramatic Society)

Brian Notcutt –The Wisdom of Eve (Fish Hoek Dramatic Society)

Norman McFarlane – ‘Who Did You Say You Were?’ (Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society)

Willy Sass – It Runs in the Family (Milnerton Players)

Dennis Benneyworth – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)

Clifford Graham – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)

Keenan Oliphant – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)

BEST ACTRESS IN A PLAY OR MUSICAL

Olivia Thompson – Cyprienne (Constantiaberg Theatre Players)

Natasha Starkenburg – Children of the Wolf (Milnerton Players)

Lisa Squire Harris – Shirley Valentine (Carnivals of the Heart)

Su Cunningham – The Road to Mecca (Muizenberg Dramatic Society)

Petra Schiebe – A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur (Milnerton Players)

Julie Summers – The Wisdom of Eve (Fish Hoek Dramatic Society)

Kim Randleff-Rasmussen – Henceforward (Claremont Dramatic Society)

Jo Frater – Henceforward (Claremont Dramatic Society)

Michelle Galloway – Boy Meets Boy (Festival Productions)

Jennifer Moss – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)

Laura Bosman – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)

 

BEST ACTOR IN A PLAY OR MUSICAL

Sheldon Cross – The Owl and the Pussycat (Claremont Dramatic Society)

Anthony Storr Lister – Cyprienne (Constantiaberg Theatre Players)

Rick Harington – A Streetcar Named Desire (Carnivals of the Heart)

Patrick Jordi – Henceforward (Claremont Dramatic Society)

Jarred Pitout – A Slice of Saturday Night (Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society)

Brandon Tunnicliffe – A Slice of Saturday Night (Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society)

Lloyd Kandlin – Boy Meets Boy (Festival Productions)

Brian Winter – Boy Meets Boy (Festival Productions)

Werner Viln – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)

Wesley Figaji – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)

Andrew Weiss – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)

 

BEST DIRECTOR OF A PLAY, BEST DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL

Barrie Howard – Cyprienne (Constantiaberg Theatre Players)

Darryl Spijkers – Shirley Valentine (Carnivals of the Heart)

Barbara Basel – The Road to Mecca (Muizenberg Dramatic Society)

Darryl Spijkers – A Streetcar Named Desire (Carnivals of the Heart)

Wendy Goddard – Henceforward (Claremont Dramatic Society)

Giles Scott – A Slice of Saturday Night (Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society)

Kyla Thorburn – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)

BEST PLAY, BEST MUSICAL, MOST ADVENTUROUS PRODUCTION

Much Ado About Nothing (Carnivals of the Heart)

Cyprienne (Constantiaberg Theatre Players)

Shirley Valentine (Carnivals of the Heart)

The Road to Mecca (Muizenberg Dramatic Society)

A Streetcar Named Desire (Carnivals of the Heart)

Henceforward (Claremont Dramatic Society)

A Slice of Saturday Night (Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society)

Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)

 

Calendar

 

19 Jan             ‘One for the Road’ audition

21-26 Jan        More Oom Schalk Stories at the Masque, with David Muller

25 Jan             Tribute to Cliff Richard and the Shadows at the Masque Theatre

 

1 Feb              Bingo Fundraiser at the Masque Theatre. 14h00 for 14h30. R70 for 10 games. Bookings 021 788 1898 or bookings@masquetheatre.co.za. No under18s

1 & 2 Feb        LESSONS IN LOVE A nostalgic and hilarious trip back to the 1920s. An evening of laughter and song with comedy sketches from the pen of legendary American wit DOROTHY PARKER. Devised by Margaret Hill and directed by Celia Musikanth, the show stars Pamela Burger, Kelly Kowalski and Gary Green with vocals by Aubrey Hindle and John Aron at the piano.

5-8 Feb           Cape Town Ballet – Les Sylphide

 

14 Feb            Valentine Day Revue Fundraiser

 

21 Feb – 1 Mar ‘Private Lives’ directed by John Carne for Claremont Dramatic Society

 

25 Feb                        AGM and Awards Evening 19h00 for 19h30

16 Mar             Fundraising summer Market at the Masque

17 March        CATA Awards Evening 19h00 for 19h30

Full details about all Masque Theatre events here: http://www.masquetheatre.co.za/ and here: http://www.masquetheatre.co.za/files/quarterly.pdf

“We’re actors — we’re the opposite of people!” ― Tom StoppardRosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

All my love,

Sheldon Cross

 

 

Audition Notice
The Nerd
by Larry Shue

Direction by Wayne Hendricks for Milnerton Players

Production date: 23-30 May 2014

An aspiring young architect in Terre Haute, Indiana, Willum Cubbert has often told his friends about the debt he owes to Rick Steadman, a fellow ex-GI whom he has never met but who saved his life after he was seriously wounded in Vietnam. He has written to Rick to say that, as long as he is alive, “you will have somebody on Earth who will do anything for you”—so Willum is delighted when Rick shows up unexpectedly at his apartment on the night of his thirty-fourth birthday party. But his delight soon fades as it becomes apparent that Rick is a hopeless “nerd”—a bumbling oaf with no social sense, little intelligence and less tact. And Rick stays on and on. His continued presence among Willum and his friends leading to one uproarious incident after another, until the normally placid Willum finds himself contemplating violence—a dire development which, happily, is staved off by the surprising “twist” ending of the play.

CAST REQUIRED

Willum Cubbert (mid 30’s to early 40’s): a bit of a pushover, but kind and intelligent (Large part)

Tansy McGinnis (mid 20’s to early 30’s): Smart woman, attracted to Willum, idealistic, perky, and kind (Large part)

Axel Hammond (mid 30’s to early 40’s): Art Critic, pretentious, often-inebriated, always ready with a sarcastic comment. (Large part)

Rick Steadman (mid 30’s to early 40’s): The titular “nerd”, oblivious to insults, lacks manners and sensitivity. (Large part)

Warnock Waldgrave (mid 40’s to early 50’s): Boisterous, slightly dim businessman, no creativity and no tact. He never smiles. (Medium part)

Clelia Waldgrave (mid 30’s to early 40’s): Mr. Waldgrave’s high-strung, put-upon wife. (Medium part)

Thor Waldgrave (8-10): The Waldgraves’ terror of a son. “Poster child for planned parenthood,” This could be played by a girl as well. (Small part)

Backstage & technical people will also be required for stage management, props, costumes, lighting & sound design & operation, set building & painting and rehearsal prompt.

For further information please contact the director, Wayne Hendricks.
082 443 5853
E-mail: Hendricks.wayne@gmail.com

CATA NOMINEE LIST FOR 2013

ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTION & TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE

Shelley de Klerk, Charmian Thompson – Cyprienne (Constantiaberg Theatre Players)

William Jones – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)

Neal van Biljon – Dracula (Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society)

Ashley Pitout – A Streetcar Named Desire (Carnivals of the Heart)

Gary Fargher – Henceforward (Claremont Dramatic Society)

Ryan Mitchley, Kim Randleff-Rasmussen, Grant Böttcher, Gary Fargher– Henceforward (Claremont Dramatic Society)

BEST COSTUMES

Darryl Spijkers – Much Ado About Nothing (Carnivals of the Heart)

Barrie Howard – Cyprienne (Constantiaberg Theatre Players)

Noel Pitout – A Streetcar Named Desire (Carnivals of the Heart)

BEST SET

Dawn Innes – Much Ado About Nothing (Carnivals of the Heart)

Jane Philbrick – Arsenic and Old Lace (Fish Hoek Dramatic Society)

Barrie Howard – Cyprienne (Constantiaberg Theatre Players)

Fanie Fourie – A Streetcar Named Desire (Carnivals of the Heart)

Wendy Goddard – Henceforward (Claremont Dramatic Society)

CAMEO PERFORMANCE

Jacqui Bloomer – Melodrama (Pinelands Players)

Sheila Inglis – Amy’s View (Claremont Dramatic Society)

Sheila McCormick – It Runs in the Family (Milnerton Players)

Nigel Sweet – It Runs in the Family (Milnerton Players)

Andy McPherson – It Runs in the Family (Milnerton Players)

Michelle Galloway – Boy Meets Boy (Festival Productions)

Dudonne Diergaardt – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)

 

MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER

Olivia Thompson – Cyprienne (Constantiaberg Theatre Players)

Michael-John Phillip – Cyprienne (Constantiaberg Theatre Players)

Hannah Claassens – Amy’s View (Claremont Dramatic Society)

Brigitte Scherz – A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur (Milnerton Players)

Rick Harington – A Streetcar Named Desire (Carnivals of the Heart)

Barbara-Marie Immelman – ‘Who Did You Say You Were?’ (Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society)

Nicolette Fernandes – A Slice of Saturday Night (Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society)

Werner Viln – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)

Matthew de Klerk – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A PLAY OR MUSICAL

Pamela Burger – The Road to Mecca (Muizenberg Dramatic Society)

Brigitte Scherz – A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur (Milnerton Players)

Roxy Lombard – A Streetcar Named Desire (Carnivals of the Heart)

Fiona Carling – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)

Nicolette Fernandes – A Slice of Saturday Night (Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society)

Jo Reid – A Slice of Saturday Night (Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A PLAY OR MUSICAL

James Skilton – Cyprienne (Constantiaberg Theatre Players)

David Muller – The Road to Mecca (Muizenberg Dramatic Society)

Brian Notcutt –The Wisdom of Eve (Fish Hoek Dramatic Society)

Norman McFarlane – ‘Who Did You Say You Were?’ (Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society)

Willy Sass – It Runs in the Family (Milnerton Players)

Dennis Benneyworth – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)

Clifford Graham – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)

Keenan Oliphant – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)

BEST ACTRESS IN A PLAY OR MUSICAL

Olivia Thompson – Cyprienne (Constantiaberg Theatre Players)

Natasha Starkenburg – Children of the Wolf (Milnerton Players)

Lisa Squire Harris – Shirley Valentine (Carnivals of the Heart)

Su Cunningham – The Road to Mecca (Muizenberg Dramatic Society)

Petra Schiebe – A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur (Milnerton Players)

Julie Summers – The Wisdom of Eve (Fish Hoek Dramatic Society)

Kim Randleff-Rasmussen – Henceforward (Claremont Dramatic Society)

Jo Frater – Henceforward (Claremont Dramatic Society)

Michelle Galloway – Boy Meets Boy (Festival Productions)

Jennifer Moss – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)

Laura Bosman – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)

BEST ACTOR IN A PLAY OR MUSICAL

Sheldon Cross – The Owl and the Pussycat (Claremont Dramatic Society)

Anthony Storr Lister – Cyprienne (Constantiaberg Theatre Players)

Rick Harington – A Streetcar Named Desire (Carnivals of the Heart)

Patrick Jordi – Henceforward (Claremont Dramatic Society)

Jarred Pitout – A Slice of Saturday Night (Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society)

Brandon Tunnicliffe – A Slice of Saturday Night (Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society)

Lloyd Kandlin – Boy Meets Boy (Festival Productions)

Brian Winter – Boy Meets Boy (Festival Productions)

Werner Viln – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)

Wesley Figaji – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)

Andrew Weiss – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)

BEST DIRECTOR OF A PLAY, BEST DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL

Barrie Howard – Cyprienne (Constantiaberg Theatre Players)

Darryl Spijkers – Shirley Valentine (Carnivals of the Heart)

Barbara Basel – The Road to Mecca (Muizenberg Dramatic Society)

Darryl Spijkers – A Streetcar Named Desire (Carnivals of the Heart)

Wendy Goddard – Henceforward (Claremont Dramatic Society)

Giles Scott – A Slice of Saturday Night (Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society)

Kyla Thorburn – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)

BEST PLAY, BEST MUSICAL, MOST ADVENTUROUS PRODUCTION

Much Ado About Nothing (Carnivals of the Heart)

Cyprienne (Constantiaberg Theatre Players)

Shirley Valentine (Carnivals of the Heart)

The Road to Mecca (Muizenberg Dramatic Society)

A Streetcar Named Desire (Carnivals of the Heart)

Henceforward (Claremont Dramatic Society)

A Slice of Saturday Night (Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society)

Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)

 

JANUARY 2014

 

SO much going on!!  Here’s your first missive for 2014!

On 23 January 1951 Groucho Marx (born Julius Henry Marx on 2 October 1890)

won the Emmy Award as most outstanding television personality of 1950.

I thought we would take a look at some of his famous quotes, starting with:

I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn’t it.

 

MASQUE VOLUNTEERS COURSES

 

Jane Cohen has asked me to remind you about the forthcoming orientation courses that are scheduled to take place Saturday, 18 January, at the Masque at 1.30 pm with a repeat of the programme on 15 February at the same time.  These afternoons are aimed at all volunteers, not just new ones, as there are various changes coming up this year at the Masque, mostly involving Front of House people in regard to Box Office and Tea duties, etc, and it is important that everyone knows what is happening.  There will also be a brief history of our theatre, as well as an outline of who’s who on the board and an explanation of the new indemnity  and waiver forms.  We are hoping to make it an informative and  fun afternoon for everyone.   The actual workshops for FOH volunteers as well as First Aid and Fire and Safety training will all take place at another time.  Please could all those who are able to attend let Jane know (jane@masquetheatre.co.za) as numbers are limited.

 

Those are my principals.  If you don’t like them, I have others.

 

AUDITION!!!

 

Constantiaberg Theatre Players is holding an audition on Sunday 19 January 2014 at 14h30 for One For The Road by Willy Russell to be directed by Lynn Moss.  The audition will be at the Bergvliet Guide Hall and the production runs at the Masque in May 2014 with rehearsals commening 24 February.  The cast for this wickedly observant comedy consists of two men and two women between the ages of 38 to 55, all of whom need British (preferably northern) accents and impeccable comic timing and delivery.  Enquiries to Lynn Moss 021 785 2466 / 084 701 8360 lynn@infomotion.co.za.

 

You’ve got the brain of a four-year-old boy … and I’ll bet he was glad to get rid of it.

 

CONGRATS!!

 

…to Barbara Basel, cast and crew of Road to Mecca for being one of Sheila Chisholm’s top five amdram shows in 2013 in the Cape Times recently!

…and I have just received the nominees for the Cape Amateur Theatre Awards which is attached to this newsletter!!  FIVE nominations!!

AND, of course, congrats to all our members who are nominated for other productions!

 

 

CALENDAR

Please note days, times and prices for Masque Theatre productions (unless otherwise stated) are Thurs & Fri performances at 20:00, Saturday matinee at 14:30, Saturday evening at 18:30.

Thurs eve and Sat Matinees R60 (Theatre Club members R50),

Other Nights R70 (Theatre Club members R60).

Bookings on 021 7881898 or bookings@masquetheatre.co.za

or at the theatre Mon-Fri, 09:30 to 16:00.

(During run of shows also 9:30 to 12:00 on Saturdays)

 

25 Jan    Shadowband at the Masque Theatre.  An evening with the 6 piece band “Tribute” showing their passion for the music of Cliff Richard and The Shadows.  To achieve that genuine Shadows sound they have even gone as far as importing the very same type of guitars used by the Shadows so as to capture the very sound that enthralled people around the world for the last fifty years.  This is a show to set your feet tapping to one of the greatest sounds of the Sixties, featuring hit tunes such as “Apache”, “Atlantis”, “Summer Holiday” and many more.  Show (in the auditorium) at 20h00.  Tickets R85 (R75).

 

21 – 26   More Oom Schalk Stories! presented by David Muller in the Masque Foyer, directed by

Jan          Celia Musikanth.  Filled with pathos, humour and mampoer this show will delight young and old.  Performances at 20h00 Tues to Fri; 15h00 and 18h00 Sun.  Tickets Tues R40 (R30), Wed to Fri and Sun evening R80 (R60) Sun matinée R60 (R50).

 

30 Jan    A Tribute to The Shadows and Cliff Richard at The Playhouse Theatre, Somerset

31 Jan    West.  This show is returning due to huge public demand.  A group of local musi-

1 Feb      cians made up of Dave Mason, Duncan Coombe, his daughters, Inge and Jeanne, and John Ralphs, have banded together with their version of those fabulous Shadows numbers like “Apache’.  Bob Connell joins them doing some of Cliff Richard`s best known hits.  Come along and join in the fun, this show will include some new songs not used in the November show.  Fund raiser for Theatre Maintenance.  Shows at 20h00.  All tickets R85 – bookings through Computicket or phone 021 8525182.

 

1 Feb      Bingo Afternoon!!  When last did you play Bingo?  Come along to the Masque Foyer at 14h00 (for 14h30) for a fun afternoon and win cash and spot prizes.  All proceeds will go towards the Masque Theatre Roof Fund.  10 games will cost you only R70.  Drinks and snacks will be on sale, and there will also be a raffle.  Please bring a highlighter.  The Masque Theatre is a licensed Bingo operator – no under 18s.  Space is limited, so please book your seats with Aubrey on 021 7881898 or bookings at masquetheatre.co.za

 

1 Feb      Lessons in Love presented by Playbill Productions in the Masque Foyer.  A nostalgic

2 Feb      and hilarious trip back to the 1920s.  An evening of laughter and song with comedy sketches from the pen of legendary American wit Dorothy Parker.  At the height of her career in the 1920s and 1930s (her younger years), she is still remembered for quips like “Men don’t make passes at girls who wear glasses”.  Devised by Margaret Hill and directed by Celia Musikanth, the show stars Pamela Burger, Kelly Kowalski and Gary Green with vocals by Aubrey Hindle and John Aron at the piano.  So come along in 1920s style or just as you are for a sparkling evening of fun!  Performances at 20:00  Tickets R75 (R65).  Light refreshments will be for sale.

 

5 – 8        Les Sylphide and The Best of Belles & Beaux at the Ballet at the Masque presented by

Feb         Cape Town City Ballet who deliver unique, world-class dance entertainment through integrity, creativity and excellence.  Performances Wed, Thurs, Fri at 20h00; Sat 14h30 and 18h30.  Tickets R75 Evenings (R70); R65 Matinée (R60).

 

14 Feb    A Valentine’s Soiree presented as a Masque Fundraiser at the Theatre at 19h30.  An evening of Romance, Love, Lust and Memories for couples and singles alike exploring love through entertainment.  With song, dance and performance this promises to be a night which causes romantic shivers down one’s spine.  Ticket price of R100 includes a light dinner and welcome drink. 

21 Feb    Private Lives by Noël Coward presented by Claremont Dramatic Society at the Masque.

   to          This hilarious and risqué comedy of manners tells the sophisticated tale of a recently

 1 Mar     divorced couple who find themselves in adjoining hotel rooms while on honeymoon with their new – and wholly unsuitable – spouses.  In typical Coward fashion, the play is liberally sprinkled with fast and hilarious repartee and the hint of farce. Witten from Coward’s sickbed in Shanghai in 1930, Private Lives is considered as his finest comedy and a “pure statement of Coward’s genius”.

 

I intend to live forever, or die trying.

 

BIRTHDAYS

 

Birthdays in January start with Kirsty Cunnington on the 2nd followed by Shelley de Klerk on the 8th.  Andrew Blake and Wolfgang Thomas share the 19th with Marc Jacquest celebrating on the 21st.  Ron Carr rounds out the month on the 29th (and boy is he thrilled to be spending it at our AGM!)  The birth flower for January is the carnation (my favourite flower incidentally), the botanical name of which is Dianthus Caryophyllus.  Scholars cannot agree on where the name carnation came from:  some believe that it came from the Latin word “carnis” which means flesh and refers to the original colour of the flower; religious scholars believe that it comes from the word “incarnation” referring to the incarnation of God made flesh; still others believe that “carnation” was derived from the word “coronation” and that it was used in early Greek ceremonial crowns.  An interesting titbit: At Oxford University it is customary to wear a Carnation to an exam:  white Carnations are worn to the first exam, red to the last, and pink Carnations to every exam in between!

Hope you all had/have a very happy day!!

 

Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution?

 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 

A reminder of our AGM which will be held on Wednesday, 29 January 2014, at 19:30, at the Rendezvous.  Attached to this newsletter is the list of members eligible for Members’ Choice Awards for your perusal.  Voting forms will be available at the AGM.  Please confirm your attendance or tender your apologies to Eve Carr on 021 7977286 or 0827892281 or everon@absamail.co.za by Friday 24 January 2014.

STOP PRESS:  we will be unveiling our latest fund-raising idea at the AGM!!  Please make sure you bring some cash with you!!!

 

Finishing off with more of Groucho:

“She got her looks from her father.  He’s a plastic surgeon.”

Hope you’ve had a good read!

Eve

 

Our Website:  www.mads.co.za; Our Facebook Page:  www.facebook.com/pages/Mads/174087319308

  

Members’ Choice Awards 2013

 

Please give some thought to your selection from the undermentioned productions!

You may vote for ONE actor, ONE actress and ONE production out of our THREE 2013 productions.

Voting forms will be available at the AGM.

Only members of MADS are eligible for MADS awards (that’s why not all cast members are listed here).

 

Hedda Gabler – Director Richard Higgs

ACTOR

CHARACTER

ACTRESS

CHARACTER

Luke Brown

Ejlert Lovborg

Pilar Pringiers

Miss Juliane Tesman

Richard Higgs

Jorgen Tesman

 

 

Philippe Pringiers

Judge Brack

 

 

Gareth Stewart

Workman 1

 

 

 

 

Road to Mecca – Director Barbara Basel

ACTOR

CHARACTER

ACTRESS

CHARACTER

David Muller

Marius Byleveld

Su Cunningham

Miss Helen

 

 

Rope – Director Alastair Duff

ACTOR

CHARACTER

ACTRESS

CHARACTER

Gary Green

Phillip

Barbara Basel

Mrs Atwater

Richard Higgs

Brandon

Eve Carr

Mrs Wilson

John McConnell

Mr Kentley

Lizanne Peters

Janet

Wayne Ronne

Kenneth

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

CATA NOMINEE LIST FOR 2013

 

ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTION & TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE

Shelley de Klerk, Charmian Thompson – Cyprienne (Constantiaberg Theatre Players)

William Jones – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)

Neal van Biljon – Dracula (Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society)

Ashley Pitout – A Streetcar Named Desire (Carnivals of the Heart)

Gary Fargher – Henceforward (Claremont Dramatic Society)

Ryan Mitchley, Kim Randleff-Rasmussen, Grant Böttcher, Gary Fargher– Henceforward (Claremont Dramatic Society)

 

BEST COSTUMES

Darryl Spijkers – Much Ado About Nothing (Carnivals of the Heart)

Barrie Howard – Cyprienne (Constantiaberg Theatre Players)

Noel Pitout – A Streetcar Named Desire (Carnivals of the Heart)

 

BEST SET

Dawn Innes – Much Ado About Nothing (Carnivals of the Heart)

Jane Philbrick – Arsenic and Old Lace (Fish Hoek Dramatic Society)

Barrie Howard – Cyprienne (Constantiaberg Theatre Players)

Fanie Fourie – A Streetcar Named Desire (Carnivals of the Heart)

Wendy Goddard – Henceforward (Claremont Dramatic Society)

 

CAMEO PERFORMANCE

Jacqui Bloomer – Melodrama (Pinelands Players)

Sheila Inglis – Amy’s View (Claremont Dramatic Society)

Sheila McCormick – It Runs in the Family (Milnerton Players)

Nigel Sweet – It Runs in the Family (Milnerton Players)

Andy McPherson – It Runs in the Family (Milnerton Players)

Michelle Galloway – Boy Meets Boy (Festival Productions)

Dudonne Diergaardt – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)

 

MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER

Olivia Thompson – Cyprienne (Constantiaberg Theatre Players)

Michael-John Phillip – Cyprienne (Constantiaberg Theatre Players)

Hannah Claassens – Amy’s View (Claremont Dramatic Society)

Brigitte Scherz – A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur (Milnerton Players)

Rick Harington – A Streetcar Named Desire (Carnivals of the Heart)

Barbara-Marie Immelman – ‘Who Did You Say You Were?’ (Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society)

Nicolette Fernandes – A Slice of Saturday Night (Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society)

Werner Viln – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)

Matthew de Klerk – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A PLAY OR MUSICAL

Pamela Burger – The Road to Mecca (Muizenberg Dramatic Society)

Brigitte Scherz – A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur (Milnerton Players)

Roxy Lombard – A Streetcar Named Desire (Carnivals of the Heart)

Fiona Carling – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)

Nicolette Fernandes – A Slice of Saturday Night (Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society)

Jo Reid – A Slice of Saturday Night (Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society)


 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A PLAY OR MUSICAL

James Skilton – Cyprienne (Constantiaberg Theatre Players)

David Muller – The Road to Mecca (Muizenberg Dramatic Society)

Brian Notcutt –The Wisdom of Eve (Fish Hoek Dramatic Society)

Norman McFarlane – ‘Who Did You Say You Were?’ (Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society)

Willy Sass – It Runs in the Family (Milnerton Players)

Dennis Benneyworth – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)

Clifford Graham – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)

Keenan Oliphant – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)

 

BEST ACTRESS IN A PLAY OR MUSICAL

Olivia Thompson – Cyprienne (Constantiaberg Theatre Players)

Natasha Starkenburg – Children of the Wolf (Milnerton Players)

Lisa Squire Harris – Shirley Valentine (Carnivals of the Heart)

Su Cunningham – The Road to Mecca (Muizenberg Dramatic Society)

Petra Schiebe – A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur (Milnerton Players)

Julie Summers – The Wisdom of Eve (Fish Hoek Dramatic Society)

Kim Randleff-Rasmussen – Henceforward (Claremont Dramatic Society)

Jo Frater – Henceforward (Claremont Dramatic Society)

Michelle Galloway – Boy Meets Boy (Festival Productions)

Jennifer Moss – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)

Laura Bosman – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)

 

BEST ACTOR IN A PLAY OR MUSICAL

Sheldon Cross – The Owl and the Pussycat (Claremont Dramatic Society)

Anthony Storr Lister – Cyprienne (Constantiaberg Theatre Players)

Rick Harington – A Streetcar Named Desire (Carnivals of the Heart)

Patrick Jordi – Henceforward (Claremont Dramatic Society)

Jarred Pitout – A Slice of Saturday Night (Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society)

Brandon Tunnicliffe – A Slice of Saturday Night (Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society)

Lloyd Kandlin – Boy Meets Boy (Festival Productions)

Brian Winter – Boy Meets Boy (Festival Productions)

Werner Viln – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)

Wesley Figaji – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)

Andrew Weiss – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)

 

BEST DIRECTOR OF A PLAY, BEST DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL

Barrie Howard – Cyprienne (Constantiaberg Theatre Players)

Darryl Spijkers – Shirley Valentine (Carnivals of the Heart)

Barbara Basel – The Road to Mecca (Muizenberg Dramatic Society)

Darryl Spijkers – A Streetcar Named Desire (Carnivals of the Heart)

Wendy Goddard – Henceforward (Claremont Dramatic Society)

Giles Scott – A Slice of Saturday Night (Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society)

Kyla Thorburn – Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)

 

BEST PLAY, BEST MUSICAL, MOST ADVENTUROUS PRODUCTION

Much Ado About Nothing (Carnivals of the Heart)

Cyprienne (Constantiaberg Theatre Players)

Shirley Valentine (Carnivals of the Heart)

The Road to Mecca (Muizenberg Dramatic Society)

A Streetcar Named Desire (Carnivals of the Heart)

Henceforward (Claremont Dramatic Society)

A Slice of Saturday Night (Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society)

Guys and Dolls (Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society)

 

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