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JULY 2011

My grateful thanks to Heather Gibbons for giving me the “fun” subject matter of this month’s newsletter!! We went to see her in Simon’s Town a little while ago and found her surrounded by ……… stamps!!!!! So, be prepared for some stamp trivia as you read this missive! By weight and size the most valuable thing ever sold is the three-skilling Swedish stamp sold at auction for $2.3 million in 1996 – the reason it is so valuable is that it was misprinted yellow instead of green. Well, Heather, now you know what to look for amongst all those boxes!!

GETTING TO KNOW YOU!

In response to the article in last month’s newsletter June Edwards sent me the following snippet about herself:
In his youth my father decided to track his family tree as far back as he could. For lack of Google he spent many hours mit note book at the archives in Town. It came to my knowledge that a certain Baron von Diksta in Germany had a fling with one of his slaves, a Jamaican girl. The affair culminated in her carrying his child. To avoid family scandal and tainting his good name he sent her away on a ship to The Cape of Good Hope (circa 1680). She, her half German child and several subsequent offspring, worked here as slaves for many years. I am a descendant of this Jamaican woman. I used to think that that made me rather special but have subsequently found out that Baron is the lowest rank in non-sovereign nobility. According to Bruce there seems to be no trace of nobility in me but a bit of Jamaican creeps in when I’m provoked!
Thank you, June, for getting the ball rolling and “Watch This Space”
for more gen on our members!

The first non-royal person displayed on a British stamp
was William Shakespeare in 1964.

BIRTHDAYS

Looking forward to August birthdays I am going to start with ………
the 25th ‘cos Joan Hitchcock has a B – I – G one on that day!!
No, I’m not going to say which “nought” it is ‘cos she certainly doesn’t look it. But, in keeping with this month’s “theme” I’ll give you a clue: Switzerland has a first-class stamp which consists of an A set against an orange background, surmounted by the word Helvetia (the female national personification of Switzerland) and the number 80, edged in brilliant white which represents the snowcapped Matterhorn.

But, back to the OTHER August birthdays:
We start with John McConnell on the 10th, followed on the 15th by Tobie Beele. Sandy Gee and Ralph Lawson both celebrate on the 20th with Jonathan Duguid on the 24th, Jabu Hallinan the 27th and Lynwen Roman rounding out the month on the 29th.

August’s birthstone is the yellow-green Peridot which, throughout history, has been used as a means to connect with nature. If fire appears to leap from the vibrant green surface of the Peridot, this may be because this gem is formed as a result of volcanic activity. Many years ago, natives discovered Peridot crystals in the black sands of Hawaii, explaining their presence as tears shed by Pele, the volcano goddess. Ancient Egyptians called them the “gem of the sun,” because of their dazzling brilliance when seen in the desert sun. It was believed that the Peridot glowed with light even as darkness fell, which is why miners were said to have scouted for these gems during the night, marking their location, and returning in the light of day to retrieve them. Perhaps this legendary mining method is the reason that the Peridot is sometimes called “evening emerald.”

The gladiolus is the August birth flower. Named for the shape of their leaves, gladioli – from the Latin word “gladius,” meaning sword – have a history than spans from Africa to the Mediterranean. Symbolizing strength and moral integrity, gladioli also represent infatuation, with a bouquet conveying to a recipient that they pierce the giver’s heart with passion.

The first country to depict flying saucers on its postage stamps
was Equatorial Guinea in 1975.

MEMBERS’ EVENINGS

Richard Higgs is still looking for a coupla people to assist with Play without a Title for our next members’ evening on 17 August so give him a call on 0836111419 or 021 6504441 if you would like to be involved. Make sure you have that date diarised – Wednesday, 17 August 2011 at 19:30 at the Rendezvous. Since this is our “heart-of-winter” members’ evening we will be providing yummy soups and breads (NOTE TO SELF: Fetch stale beer from clubhouse to make beer bread – lots of recipes on internet!!!!) We do need to know how many are coming so please contact Wendy on home@morling.co.za or 021 7150695 or 0834628242 by 10 August. As usual, this will not cost our members a penny and your guests are welcome at R10 per head. If our new-er members are looking for transport or just want to be chaperoned please let Wendy know and if there is a committee member in your area they will be glad to help.

Bosnia introduced the world’s biggest postage stamp at a philatelic fair in Germany in 2002. It was a 50-euro stamp measuring 500 x 630 mm (about 20 x 25 inches).

ONE ACTRESS REQUIRED!!

Fish Hoek Dramatic Society is putting on Noel Coward’s brilliant play Hay Fever in October this year which will be directed by MVDS’ Vice-Chair Alastair Duff. He is looking for an actress to play the role of Sorel Bliss, a young woman with a mercurial temper and a flair for the dramatic. This is a large role and anyone interested (in the 18 – 25 age group) can contact Alastair himself on 021 7884984 or alastairduff@gmail.com (he is on holiday and will be back 25 July) or Shelley Lombard on shelley@masquetheatre.co.za.

AUDITIONS!

Claremont Dramatic Society is holding an audition on 7 August 2011 at 14h00 at ‘The Hok’ (under Claremont bridge) for Separate Tables by Terence Rattigan. This will be directed by Sue Bolton and will run at the Masque from 18 to 26 November 2011. The production requires 9 females and 4 men. For further information contact Sue Bolton on 021- 7822506, or psbolton@mweb.co.za.
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Carnivals of the Heart is holding an audition for The Moulin Rouge which will rehearse in Somerset West from October and will run at Lourensford Wine Estate In February 2012. The audition is on Sunday, 24 July and more information can be obtained by calling Zane on 0842893616 or vising http://www.carnivals-of-the-heart.com. They require a wide variety of singers and dancers.

NEWS OF AMDRAM-MERS

We will start with the really sad stuff and end with the happier news!
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Our grateful thanks to Steve Benham and family for the service held at the Masque Theatre on Sunday, 10 July, in memory of dearest Janice, whose death recently came as a dreadful shock to all who knew her. Ralph Thornley’s moving sermon to a PACKED auditorium was accompanied by tributes from various friends and family members. Janice’s final standing ovation was followed by bubbly and (tons of) snacks in the foyer. I was privileged to have been in “Alibi” with Janice in May and only have good memories of our “hair-fun” in the dressing room. My eyes are filling with tears as I write this.
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Lorraine Rothenberg, well known in our Theatre both as a musician and loyal audience member, very sadly passed away recently. She was a remarkable person, pianist and artiste par excellence. Lorraine was the Musical Director of MVDS’ production of “Curtain Up” in 200? and has very generously donated her baby grand piano to the Masque where it will be housed with pride and the kindest of memories of this wonderful woman. It is the intention to try and hold soirees in the foyer in the future to honour a great talent. Lorraine will be missed and remembered with love. We extend our sincere sympathy to her family.
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Bruce Edwards has told me that he has inoperable lung cancer and has recently completed a course of radiation therapy to aid his breathing. He has good days and bad days but is definitely not up to set-building or heavy-prop-making at the moment (Aaaaah Geeee what will we do NOW?) although his expertise and advice are definitely still available. We wish you strength through this trying time Bruce and June.
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Another whose health is not 100% is John Blewett and our thoughts are also with him and Margi.
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We are thrilled to advise that Tom Byrne has moved back “this side” and is now happily ensconced in Glencairn. He is jumping back into AmDram with both feet, having assisted with Farndale set-building AND is helping backstage AND he’s been cast in the up-coming members’ evening entertainment!
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A big, warm welcome to new members Debra Beswick and Anne Hofinghof (all the way from Camps Bay!!) – looking forward to meeting you soon!

Bugs Bunny was the first cartoon character to appear on a stamp.

CALENDAR

19 – 30 Driving Miss Daisy presented by Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society at the
July Playhouse Theatre in Somerset West. Book at Computicket.

22 – 30 The Haunted Through Lounge and Recessed Dining Nook at Farndale Castle by
July David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jnr, directed by Miranda Lewis. The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society is delighted to be collaborating with MADS to present this production. “Chairlady, Mrs Reece is delighted to again have a part in the annual production albeit with a somewhat temperamental cast. She is delighted to have the services of a visiting producer this year and hopes that his artistic nature will raise the bar as far as Farndale shows go. The action takes place in Farndale Castle and showcases the talents of two new members to the FAHETGDS, Mrs Groskopf from Austria and new mother Jasmine Boniface”, a spokesman for the society said. MADS chairman, Andrew Blake responded: “This small visiting society is sure to bring the house down (if the set will hold up) with their unique brand of story-telling”. He refused to elaborate, merely stating that audiences should be hugely entertained by all the hilarity.

25 Jul – Forever Plaid by Stuart Ross, presented by Pinelands Players Candlelight
7 Aug Theatre at the Pinelands Town Hall. Tickets for this “harmonised fun from the 50’s” production, directed by June Wells with musical direction by Victor Tichart, cost R100 which includes an American Diner style meal. For bookings contact 0729231035 or bgough@telkomsa.net.

7 Aug Rock ‘n Rouge, Cape Town’s hottest musical comedy cabaret group, returns to
the Masque for one show only, starting at 19:00. Tickets for this brand new show, full of showstopping numbers from well-known musicals, cost R75 (R65).

12 & 13 Together at Last – The Harris Sisters’ Show at the Masque Theatre on Friday at
Aug 20:00 (R70) and Saturday 14:30 (R65) and 18:30 (R70). In their first concert together, Kim, Julie, Bronwen and Victoria will be performing some favourites from yesteryear through song and dance. A tribute to those songs we all love.

18 – 20 Dancing Thru Time presented by Bronwyn Banfields’s Rhythm & Dance Studio
Aug at the Masque. Evening shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 19:00 (R60) and matinee on Saturday at 14:00 (R55). No phone bookings – tickets available at theatre half an hour before shows. This treat of dance through the ages show-
cases the history of dance from Waltz in the Courts to present day!

24 Aug- Hairspray – The Musical presented by The Waterfront Theatre College at the
3 Sept Masque. Directed by Paul Griffths, designed by Deon Bischoff, musical direction by Jeremy Quickfall and choreography by Janine Binns & Deon Bischoff. This production includes a cast of forty talented signers and dancers and is the ultimate feel-good show for the whole family. All shows R70 (R60). Contact number below for show dates and times.

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 R50 (Theatre Club members R40)
Other Nights R60 (Theatre Club members R50)
Bookings on 021-7881898
MORE PHILATELIC STUFF

A tiny Asian country nestled at the base of the Himalayan mountains
where mail is still delivered on foot to mountain villages,
has emerged as a philatelic leader in the design and issue of
strange and unusual postage stamps that push the technological envelope.
Bhutan’s history of issuing unusual postage stamps dates back to the 1960s.
They were the first country to issue 3-D postage stamps, steel stamps,
silk stamps and scented stamps.
Bhutan Nature Monarchy CD postage stamps are imbedded with actual working
CD-ROMs that can be played on any computer and contain documentaries
about the tiny monarchy and its people.
x x x x x x x x
Throughout time, various animals have been used to deliver mail. Some countries have used horses, dogs, pigeons, camels and sometimes even reindeer.
In 1879, Belgium was the first, and last, to use a different species of animal altogether.
They used trained cats to carry their bundles of mail from town to town.
The 37 kitties were soon unemployed as they proved to be unreliable workers!
x x x x x x x x
The Republic of Vanuatu, a 900 km-long chain of about 80 volcanic island in the
South Pacific just east of Australia and New Guinea has something that is completely unique: an underwater post office!
It is in a marine sanctuary about 9 feet underwater.
So it doesn’t matter if you are a scuba diver or a snorkler,
just about anyone can go there. According to the Vanuatu post office website,
hundreds of people have posted the special waterproof postcards from
the post office there. The cards are collected on a regular basis by one of
Vanuatu’s four scuba postal carriers. They not only collect the postcards,
but they also cancel them while underwater, using an embossing cachet.
x x x x x x x x
The Boys Town Stamp Collecting Club of Nebraska set a world record when they
made the “World’s Largest Ball of Stamps”. It took 2 years for the Club to make the
giant sphere which weighs in at 600 pounds and is a whopping 32 inches in diameter.
It contains 4,655,000 cancelled postage stamps. Each stamp was individually affixed to the ball, layer upon layer. In 1955, the stamp ball was featured in the newspaper
column of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not. The next day, crowds travelled from near and
far to view the ball. One of the fun things about this creation is that it is accessible to the public. If you want to touch it, it’s right there out in the open. You should know that you are not allowed to add any stamps to the ball and not take any away either. A mural of stamps sits behind the giant stamp ball which creates the perfect backdrop. Stamp collectors old and young can also sort through boxes of loose stamps at the site.

And, in closing, a pun from Ronnie in keeping with this month’s “theme”:
Philately will get you everywhere!!
Chow-for-now
Eve

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Claremont Dramatic Society Newsletter
12 Eden Road, Claremont 7708

Tel: 021 671 2242 Cell: 082 821 4353 E-mail: andrethomas@vodamail.co.za

http://www.claremontdramatic.wordpress.com

July 2011 – Number 100________________________________________

Welcome to the 100th Claremont Chat!

We’re well into the run of Macbeth now – and we’ve had wonderfully positive feedback. The audiences have found the more modern concept and vision interesting, fascinating and often more accessible. The shows have gone very well.

Thank you all for your feedback and support – please do still make a booking for this weekend, and encourage your friends, family, colleagues (and even strangers) to come and see the show. They are likely to really enjoy it!

NB: We now have a special Scholar’s price of R35 a ticket

Member news
This weekend we dedicated our 2 Saturday shows to Janice Willis-Benham (neé Budd). Many of you will have been touched by her warmth, friendliness and love of the theatre. So we were all shocked and saddened by her passing on the weekend. Our thoughts are with her son Shane, her husband Steve, and all the rest of her family and loved ones.

I’ve attached information below on the service to celebrate her life – this coming weekend, Sunday 10 July at the Masque.

We are happy to welcome 2 new members to our ranks – Shirley Nixon and Jenny Brandt (who is currently playing no less than 2 parts in Macbeth). We trust you will have a memorable time with us CDS’ers and our productions. Welcome!

Audition notices
I’ve again attached the audition notice for Sue Bolton’s “Separate Tables” on 07 August 2011. We’d love you to come and audition for a part, or offer your services behind the scenes. Claremont loves training willing hands and minds!

And an audition notice for Moulin Rouge is also attached.

Member Evenings – a change in date!
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: We have to postpone our next Member Evening. It will now be on Sunday 14 August at 18h00 for 18h30. Apologies for any inconvenience.

One of the actresses in our one-act play, ‘Café Society’ has had to withdraw because of work pressures, so we’ve had to postpone our make-up members’ evening (originally Friday 15 July) to Sunday 14 August at 6pm. Delicious soup and rolls will be provided, so you needn’t worry about cooking supper that night.
To jog your memory: for the first half of the evening, three volunteers from the audience will be taught how to transform three young ladies into three ‘old’ ladies through the effective application of make-up. The second half of the evening will see the ‘old’ ladies in a one-act play, ‘Café Society’, which is set in a café in Hackney. Shirley Nixon, will direct Lesley Gill, Faeron Wheeler, Megan Carter and Mary Faragher.
All welcome – please RSVP to Pamela Burger on 082 488 0442 to book your seat and cup of yummy soup.

The following Member Evening will still be on Friday 30 September 2011 – so save that date please.

Laugh out Loud – A Laughter Workshop
Graham Boxall is in the process of finalising a laughter workshop where participants will experience the therapeutic and stress relieving effects of having a good laugh in a controlled environment. Graham uses a number of breathing, singing and acting techniques and the event is conducted in a totally non-critical manner. At the end you will (hopefully) carry some laughter away with you for use in a time of need. Graham is running a pilot of this Workshop at the Hok at 15h00 on Saturday 23rd July and is looking for +/- 15 volunteers to go through the programme and give him some feedback afterwards. The whole process will take about 1½ hours so we should be finished at about 16h30.
If you are interested in taking part please e-mail Graham at graham@winningstrategies.co.za – names will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Hope to see you there!

Get Thee to the Masque!

“Macbeth” – by Claremont Dramatic Society – LAST CHANCE!
01 to 09 July 2011 at the Masque
Remaining performance Dates: Thu 7 July 20:00, Fri 8 July 20:00, Sat 9 July 14:30 & 18:30
Bookings: Masque Theatre Bookings 021 788 1898 on Saturday Morning

“The Haunted Through Lounge and Recessed Dining Nook at Farndale Castle” – by MVDS
Written by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jnr and directed by Miranda Lewis
In this hilarious comedy, the audience become spectators at the annual production by the Farndale
Avenue Townswomen’s Guild, a small but industrious local guild of community-minded women.
Their presentation of a play about a mysterious castle is beset with all of the challenges facing
every amateur dramatic society, from props and costumes to the lack of men to play the male
roles. This delightful comedy will warm your winter evenings and leave you chuckling for days
afterwards.
22 to 30 July 2011 at the Masque

Rock ‘n Rouge
07 August 2011 at the Masque – one show only!

Together at Last
The Harris Sisters’ Show
In their first concert together the 4 Harris sisters will be performing through song and dance some favourites from yesteryear.
12 & 13 August 2011 at the Masque – three shows only!

Dancing Thru Time
Bronwyn Banfield’s Rhythm & Dance Studio presents a showcase of the history of dance from the Waltz to the present day.
18, 19 & 20 August 2011 at the Masque.

Get Thee to the theatre!

“Driving Miss Daisy” – by Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society
19 to 30 July at the Playhouse Theatre in Somerset West (Book at Computicket)

“Forever Plaid” – the Pinelands Players production for their annual mid-year Candelight Theatre is directed by June Wells with musical direction by Victor Tichart. Tickets cost R100 which includes an American Diner style meal. For bookings contact 072 923 1035 or bgough@telkomsa.net.
25 July – 7 August at the Pinelands Town Hall

See you there!

Claremont Dramatic Society
Invites you to audition for

Separate Tables
Written by Terence Rattigan and Directed by Sue Bolton

Venue: ‘The Hok’ – under Claremont bridge
Date: Sunday, 07 August 2011 at 14h00
Production dates: 18 to 26 November 2011

The Plot
The action of the story takes place in a hotel in Bournemouth on the English South Coast in 1954.There are many permanent residents from all walks of life, many of whom are lonely, or needy. Miss Cooper, the manageress, is unable to remain aloof from their troubles, and endeavours to help them, or just give them the courage to face life. The characteristics and foibles of the diverse personalities are superbly brought to life by Terence Rattigan’s astute dialogue and understanding of people. The middleclass attitudes and morals of the 1950’s are important to uphold.

Cast
2 maids Mabel and Doreen (Both small roles)
Mabel Older, taciturn and dependable
Doreen Young, flighty and a chatterbox

Lady Matheson Well bred, but short of income. She appears mousey and retiring, but surprisingly her sense of “what’s right” comes to the fore in defence of anyone criticised by Mrs Railton-Bell. (Large part; Late 50’s – late 60’s)

Mrs Railton-Bell Arrogant, autocratic bully, who finds fault with everyone, and considers everyone beneath her. She has succeeded in intimidating her own daughter and has destroyed her self-confidence. Strong character role.
(Large part; age 50—60 years)

Miss Meacham Spinster – very independent. She is eccentric and addicted to
betting on the horses. She doesn’t give a damn about her appearance or whether she is liked by others or not. She does however have a surprisingly sensitive nature, and defends those who are unable to defend themselves. (Middle – aged)

Miss Cooper Hotel manageress. She is capable, efficient, kind. She finds herself unable to remain aloof from her guests’ personal problems. (Large part; Mid 40’s)

Mr Fowler A sad retired teacher stuck in his past. A pernickety bachelor who still clings to past pupils, and memories of his career. (Medium part; 65-70 years old)

Mr John Malcom He is an unhappy man – a divorcee trying to forget his past. His career has been ruined and he drinks heavily, but remains a very attractive man.
(Large part – in Act 1 only; Mid to late 40’s)

Mrs. Shankland Fashionable, very attractive, devious and spoilt but sexy. John Malcom’s ex wife. (Act 1 only; Early 40’s)

Jean Tanner and Mr. Stratton
An engaged couple in their 20’s. She is bossy, self-assured, and opinionated. He is studying medicine. In Act 2 they re-appear as a married couple, with a baby. (Smallish parts)

Major Pollack He hides behind a false façade of high birth and breeding to impress. In truth he is a misfit, living a lie, who is drawn towards Sybil Railton-Bell in sympathy for her plight.
Strong character role.
(Large part – Act 2 only. Late 40’s)

Miss Sybil Railton-Bell
Devoid of self-confidence due to her over-bearing mother, and
is also a misfit. She is attracted to the sympathetic major by
her own despair.
Strong character role.
(Act 2 only; Age 33 but looks 20)

Look forward to seeing you all there!

Any queries please phone Sue Bolton on 021- 7822506, or
e-mail psbolton@mweb.co.za

Carnivals of the Heart presents and audition for …
The Moulin Rouge
The story of this notorious club was popularised by the major motion picture version and we will be venturing to Paris in 1900 as we bring a similar story to life on stage with this Darryl Spijkers interpretation. Sume Lotter will be the chief choreogr-tapher for this show that will be filled with song and dance. The show will run at Lourensford Wine Estate in February 2012, opening next year’s season. Rehearsals will take place in Somerset West from October with a break in December.
To book your audition free ticket / slot go to: http://www.carnivals-of-the-heart.com OR arrive early to register.
SUNDAY 24 July – Lourensford Orchard Hall
1pm – Dancers Register
2pm – 4pm Dance Audition
5.30 – Lead and Chorus Register
6pm – Leads Audition Begins
9.30pm – Announcement of Roles Cast and Call Backs
Note well:
• Age indications are estimated. Dancers should be over 14 to any age.
• No acting preparation required as you will be given lines and situations. For vocal parts prepare one verse and once chorus of a song from the musical.
• Lead Vocal roles means that there are solo songs or sung lines and a song from the musical must be prepared for the audition.
• Dancers must try all styles in the audition and not shy away if they do not know one or two.
• Dancing audition will be a group audition.
• Chorus members must audition as leads for a better chance
• It is correct etiquette to be plainly dressed in clothes that one can move in. If you are serious about a role, dressing up may work well for your audition.
• You may leave quietly and return at 9.30pm for the announcement.
• Anyone cast in this show must realise that it is amateur production with no remuneration for anyone involved.
• Please arrive early to be auditioned as you will be auditioned in order of registration as far as possible.
PARTS AVAILABLE
Female Leads
1. Satine (20+) (Lead vocal) – a young English girl who runs away for a new life in Paris
2. Madame Yvette Guilbert (40+) (Stylistic Vocal) – Ex-dancer and friend to Harold, in charge of the girls, feared by all.
3. Marie (30+) (Lead Vocal) – Nursemaid to the courtesans at the Moulin Rouge, a friend
4. Betsy (16+) (Vocal) – Satine’s younger sister
5. Nini (20+) (non-Vocal) – a jealous prostitute replaced by Satine
6. Antoinette (16+) (Lead Vocal) – a prostitute
7. Arabia (16+) (Lead Vocal)– a prostitute
8. Chinadoll (16+) (Lead Vocal)– a prostitute
9. Mome Fromage (20+) (Lead Vocal) – a prostitute
10. The Green Fairy (16+) (Vocal or Non-vocal)– a dancing apparition / possible narrator
Male Leads
1. Christian (20+) (Lead Vocal)– a young writer seeking
2. Harold Zidler (25+) (Stylised Vocal) – the owner and eccentric creator of The Moulin Rouge experience
3. The Duke (40+) (Stylised Vocal)– a jealous investor seeking the deeds to The Moulin Rouge
4. Warner (20+) (non-Vocal)– Bodyguard to the Duke
5. Toulouse-Lautrec (20+) (Lead Vocal) – a Bohemian / possible narrator
6. Audry (16+) (Stylised Vocal) – the playwright and director, a Bohemian
7. Jose (20+) (Stylised Vocal)– the Narcoleptic Argentinian, a Boheminan
8. Diderot (16+) (Stylised Vocal) – a Bohemian
9. The Moon (20+) (Lead Vocal) – Opera Singer / possible narrator
Dancers (as Guests, Montmartre Bohemians, Moulin Rouge Dancers and other dancers)
Dancers 32 gals and 32 boys
Dancer will be grouped but must show strength in two of the following:
Tango, Ballet, Modern, Can-Can, Hip-Hop, Lifts, Gymnastics, Contortion, Tricks.
• No Preparation for Dancers. Bring tango shoes and anything required to demonstrate tricks.
Chorus (as Parisians, Guests and various singular parts)
8 men/boys and 16 women/girls – ALL ages.
*Including one scene speaking roles for:
• The Doctor (30+ male) – Doctor who tends to Dying Satine and pronounces her fate
• Satine’s Father (50+ male) – Unwilling to allow her freedom, tries to save her from her fate
Chorus will not be required to sing for audition but this will be a bonus.
For more info Call Zane on 0842893616 or visit http://www.carnivals-of-the-heart.com and LIKE Carnivals of the Heart on facebook!

In Memory of Janice Willis-Benham (neé Budd)

A service to celebrate Janice’s life will be held in the auditorium of
the Masque Theatre,
37 Main Road, Muizenburg
on Sunday the 10th of July at 3.00pm,
and will continue in the foyer until 6.00pm

Please wear bright, happy colours 🙂
Donations in lieu of flowers please to
TEARS – The Emma Animal Rescue Group – Standard Bank, Fish Hoek. Acc no : 072062886 Ref : Janice Benham

Please note that there will also be a donation box in the foyer for these donations

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