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From the chair….

Dear Members and friends,

Half way through October and we were already seeing Xmas trees etc. in the shops! We have had very good feedback on the September productions. The Shakespeare festival went well with good support from local schools. Pity there was not more members of the general public there.

The tribute to Cliff Richard and the shadows present by “The Young Ones” on the 5th and 6th September was sold out and the DQ Productions “Agnes of God” received very good reviews. The Amanda Peaceful Dance Company did a sterling job with their show.  The Aba tribute show sold out! Interesting to note whilst the Abba Show was on stage performing, Morne de Wet was busy painting  Gail’s set behind the black curtain!

Gail Hattingh’s “Fantasia” opened on Friday the 17th with a bang and as promised, has provided excellent entertainment. If you haven’t seen it yet, don’t miss the last shows TONIGHT at 7:30pm or TOMORROW Saturday,1st Nov at 2pm & 7:30pm!

Bookings are open for Johan Liebenberg’s “Tribute to Neil Diamond” on the 6th and 7th November. Johan has an excellent reputation and we are looking forward to this one.

“Fawlty Towers” booking will open shortly and the show dates are 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 December. The 2015 Production schedule is almost completed and we have auditions for the first 2 productions in November.

Darryl Spijkers will be doing “Steel Magnolias” in February. Auditions will be held on 9th November.

On the 23rd November we have auditions for “Murder on the Nile” to be directed by Philippe Pringiers. This production is scheduled for March.

We have other shows coming up, more news of those later. Please pencil in 17th January for the ANNUAL AWARDS EVENING, and the 8th February for the AGM.

Regards

Lindsay S,
Chairman

 

Society News

Charity Support

The Abba Show has raised funds for Helderberg Hospice as will the Neil Diamond production.

Fawlty Towers will be raising funds for the Society for the Aged.

 

FOH – Front of House

That call will always be there! It’s such an important part for the successful run of our shows and we need to make sure we portray a good image. A friendly smile and welcome are what makes our patrons feel welcome. By the way, if you as a member have a Playhouse t-shirt that is a good opportunity to wear it.

To add your name to the list of volunteers click here. (If you have never done it before please contact Noel first (076 577 9338) and get her guidance on how it all works.)

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HHDS Newsletter May 2014

From the chair….

Dear Members and friends,

Anyone driving past the theatre recently would have noticed how busy the place has been. We have had 3 productions in rehearsal, one of which has been building set as well, so we can still say quite categorically that there is always something on the Playhouse.
“To Kill a Mockingbird” opens next week and this promises to be a very interesting and thought provoking production. Darryl has, as always, added his own touch to the script and we are you will enjoy the play.
The musical “Annie” is in rehearsal, and the feedback is excellent. This show opens mid June. I am supervising the set building for this one and I need volunteers to help build it.  Anyone interested in assisting please contact me.
Sleuth follows and Bettina and her team are also very busy with rehearsals.
Those of you who were at the AGM in February will recall that we identified a problem with the audited accounts. Thanks to the efforts of Onto Zaayer and Giles Scott. These have been sorted and there will be a feed back meeting on the 25th May at the theatre, 7 p.m.
In closing I would like to thank all of you for your support, help and condolences over the last couple of months. Celia passed away on the 29th March and is sorely missed by the family. I can not express how much your support has helped me thought these troubled times.
See you at the theatre,

Regards

Lindsay S,
Chairman

Society News

It was sad to see two of our long standing members and supporters, Celia Small and Lawrie West, pass away. Our condolensces once again to all family & friends.

Charity Support

Our new model sees us supporting charities on a per show/per ticket basis and the model seems to prove a win/win for everyone. The charities actively help us promote the shows as a whole and their supporters can choose which particular show to go to and still support them (vs. just having one option in the model we previously used).

FOH – Front of House

That call will always be there! It’s such an important part for the successful run of our shows and we need to make sure we portray a good image. A friendly smile and welcome are what makes our patrons feel welcome. By the way, if you as a member have a Playhouse t-shirt that is a good opportunity to wear it.
To add your name to the list of volunteers click here. (If you have never done it before please contact Noel first (076 577 9338) and get her guidance on how it all works.)

Kettle in FOH

If anyone would like to donate a standard kettle to the FOH area please just leave it there or speak to Noel. Those rehearsing appreciate a smaller one vs. having to heat the big one.

Membership management

Ann unfortunately couldn’t continue with this portfolio so we are again looking for someone to take over this important portfolio to administrate and grow our membership base.

Stage Manager

We are also out of a stage manager for quite some time. This is ideally suited for someone who has a) plenty of time and b) knows the ins and outs of our stage.

MEMBERSHIP

Become a member and get in on the fun! Members are the closest supporters of our society and qualify for ticket discounts on HHDS productions. 
More info….

 

Showing next:
“To Kill A Mockingbird” directed by Darryl Spijkers
annie the musical
17 – 28 June 2014
Direction: Darryl Spijkers
Music direction: Shiraz
Choreography: Sumé Lötter
annie the musical
“Sleuth” by Anthony Shaffer
directed by Bettina Horvath

HHDS Committee

Chairman:
Lindsay Small 021 809 1191,
076 314 8968, 021 855 3779
chairman@theplayhouse.org.za

Secretary:
Daneel van Wyk 072 824 0768
hhdsinfo@gmail.com

Treasurer:
Onno Zaayer 082 901 5760,
021 855 5677
treasurer@theplayhouse.org.za

Marketing:
Bettina Horvath 082 99 26 007
marketing@theplayhouse.org.za

Productions:
Darryl Spijkers 072 384 1953
productions@theplayhouse.org.za

Lights & Sound:
Ashley Pitout 076 577 9338
technical@theplayhouse.org.za

Membership:
please contact secretary

Costume hire:
Noel Pitout 072 132 8653
costumehire@theplayhouse.org.za

Theatre Manager:
Mike Blundell 021 850 0335
072 352 9272

Front of House Manager:
Noel Pitout 076 577 9338
foh@theplayhouse.co.za

HHDS president:
Ramsey Lotter 082 720 4828
ramseylot@telkomsa.net 

“The Front of House team is always looking for volunteers to usher and sell refreshments in the Foyer, please contact Noel to get on the duty roster.”

Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society 
@ The Playhouse Theatre,
cnr Lourensford Road & Swalle Street,
Somerset West, 7130
PO Box 361, Somerset West, 7129

www.theplayhouse.org.za
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www.twitter.com/PlayhouseSW

Booking Inquiries: 072 824 0768
HHDS show bookings at Computicket

Membership application

Thank you to our supporters:

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Dear Members and Friends, 

Congratulations to Giles and the cast and crew for an excellent production in “Who Did You Say You Were?” Whilst the houses weren’t quite as big as we would have liked, the show made a nice contribution to theatre funds.

A big thank you in advance to Bob Connell for organising the “Tribute to the Shadows” Show coming up on the 22nd and 23rd November. The funds from this show will go to repairing the Stage floor. So we would really like to see full houses.

The floor project starts on the 17th December, and hopefully will be completed by 22nd January.

In December “Cinderella van die Kaap” hits the stage. This is in effect a pantomime and the children and young at heart will really enjoy this local take on a classic fairy tale.

Once again thanks to everyone for their continued support. 2013 has definitely been a year of growth for the Society.

See you at the Theatre,

Regards

Lindsay S.
Chairman!
See you at the theatre!


A Playhouse Fundraiser performance!

All proceeds go towards much needed repairs of the stage floor.

The band consists of Dave Mason, John Ralphs, Duncan Combe and his two daughters Inga & Jeane with Bob Connell on vocals.

Friday 22 November
Saturday 23 November
Both starting at 20h00

R85 (being a fundraiser we decided to not do any discounts)
CLICK ME TO BUY THROUGH COMPUTICKET

Please come and support this show which promises to be greatly entertaining and will help us fix the floor over the holidays.


and Carnivals of the Heart Presents:
Cape Town’s Fairy Tale series begins on
Tamatie Straat…

Cinderella van die Kaap

The Panto-musical by Darryl Spijkers performed by the students of Hottentots Holland High School.

Friday Dec 6 @ 19h00
Saturday Dec 7 @ 19h00
Sunday Dec 8 @ 14h30
Wednesday Dec 11 @ 10h00 and 14h30
Thursday Dec 12 @ 10h00 and 14h30
Friday Dec 13 @ 19h00
Saturday Dec 14 @ 19h00
Sunday Dec 15 @ 14h30
Monday Dec 16 @ 14h30 and 19h00

You’ll love, you’ll cry and you won’t forget it.

R50, book at Computicket

AUDITION
NOTICE:

for HHDS Production of
Harper Lee’s classic

To Kill a Mockingbird
The Musical

SUNDAY 24 November at THE PLAYHOUSE THEATRE in Somerset West

CHORUS ONLY 6pm
Lead Children 6.30pm
Lead Adults 7.30pm

DIRECTOR –
Darryl Spijkers for HHDS
SHOW DATES:
6 – 17 MAY 2014 

Rehearsals begin at the END OF JANUARY

To audition just come along and register at the door.
Email with any queries.
thedashingwriter@gmail.com

Notes:
CALLING ALL AGES AND RACES…. A warming historic piece.

Preparation: For a main part please prepare any monologue / poem or prose in an America accent. Singing will enhance your chances of getting certain lead roles which do sing. Please prepare a verse and chorus from a musical number. You will be asked to read and learn a song if called back. If you only wish to sing in the chorus, please come at 6pm.

CHORUS: This cast needs a black / coloured and white non-speaking chorus of men, women and children (size dependant on casting). No acting experience required.
Accents: Characters speaking all have American South accents.

Leads: Not all leads sing. Singing will however be required for certain roles TBA at Audition.

List of Speaking Parts(Singing parts TBA)


Shiraz: Thursday – Saturday 8th & 9th November

Ira: Sunday – Tuesday 11th & 12th November

Amanda Peacefull: 24th November

Cinderella van die Kaap: 8th – 20th December

 
 

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Dear Members and Friends, 

September is here and spring should be just around the corner!
Firstly on behalf of the Society we extend our condolences to Lyn Brandon-Podd and family on the passing of Garth (our very own ‘Basil Fawlty’). Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Now for theatre update. During the last 6 weeks the stage floor has been buckling and bending and, upon investigation, we have discovered that the original floor (under the one you see) is rotting away and will have to be replaced. This has meant we have had to cancel any further dance shows for this year, as the floor is not safe for dancers in its current state.  The floor is scheduled to be replaced December/ January at a cost of R45,000.00.

The committee are working on all sorts of ideas to ensure we have the cash however we need your assistance and support to ensure we have the funds to cover this expense so watch for next month’s newsletter.

The next show at the Playhouse will be Carnivals of the Heart production of ‘Streetcar named Desire’.  This drama has been given the Darryl touch and promises to provide a good evening’s entertainment.

Giles Scott had his auditions on Sunday and has assembled an excellent cast for his production ‘Who did you say you were’. This production is scheduled for October.

We all need to sell and support these shows to maximise income for the Society.

We heard through the grapevine that Lisa Squire-Jones will soon be leaving us to relocate to Gauteng. We wish you and Mike luck in your new venture. We will miss you.

Thanks to everyone,

Regards

Lindsay S.
Chairman!
See you at the theatre!


STARTING THIS WEDNESDAY @ 19:30!

This award winning American classic has never looked this good.

A Streetcar Named Desire is a 1947 play written by American playwright Tennessee Williams for which he received the Pulitzer Price for Drama in 1948 following a successful run on Broadway. Since termed the American classic, this play takes on new levels with Spijkers` use of music and movement to capture smokey New Orleans. Blanche du Bois is a fading, but still-attractive, Southern belle whose pretensions to virtue and culture only thinly mask alcoholism and delusions for grandeur.

Direction by Darryl J Spijkers and choreography by Verne Osmand starring Patrick Lloyd O’Brien, Lizelle Gouws, Brendin Mourratts, Roxy Caroline, Caroline Mae Brinckmann, Samantha Taylor, Rick Harington, Daneel Van Wyk, Thomas Agates and many more.

Dates and Times:

  • Sept 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 @ 19h30
  • Sept 21 @ 14h30

Prices:

  • All tickets are R70

please book at www.computicket.com


AUDITION NOTICE

AMADEUS by Peter Schaffer
Directed by Philippe Pringiers
HHDS will stage this Tony Award winning play, next year April at the Playhouse in Somerset West. Auditions will be held on Sunday October 27 from 5 pm onwards for the 9 speaking parts. Non-speaking parts will be auditioned in January. Rehearsals will be every Tuesday and Thursday at 7 pm and Sunday at 5 pm, although certainly in the early stages of the process, not all actors will be needed at every rehearsal.  A detailed rehearsal schedule is available on the Facebook event page.

Facebook event page for Amadeus audition: Click Here to stay up to date with more info

Actors auditioning will be asked to prepare a piece from the script. These pieces are also available from the Facebook event page. In order to streamline the audition, you are encouraged to book your 10 min’s audition slot through Facebook or email philippe@pringiers.co.za

Speaking characters:

Antonio Salieri: male, 30-50s. This is the main part and requires an enormous stage presence and contains several long monologues. A very demanding part giving the actor the opportunity to portrait a very tormented and complex personality. A basic knowledge or ability to speak Italian and French is required. The part also requires some singing. Piano playing is a plus but not essential.

Continuously and rigorously observing the courtesies of the time and place, Salieri is a mediocre composer who is on the one hand fascinated by Mozart’s genius but on the other hand appalled by his lack of style. Salieri who has sworn his life to God in order to create that one masterpiece of music which will make him immortal is deeply envious at Mozart’s easy way of creating such oeuvres. This envy leads him to secretly obstruct the young genius’s progress resulting finally in his death caused by sickness and poverty. In later years Salieri, realising that he will never beat Mozart’s famousness with his music, seeks immortality through the recognition  of being to blame for the genius’s death.  This is where the play starts as a flashback.

Mozart: male, 25, small, large eyed, pallid, restless and volatile, high voice. Singing voice and piano playing would be preferred. This part is obviously also crucial to the success of the play. It is important to portray the complete opposite characters of Mozart and Salieri. Whereas the latter is composed but shrewd, Mozart is extremely outspoken but naive.

Constanze: female, 18-30, high spirited. A bit childish to start but becoming more world-wise throughout the play.  One scene might require a degree of nudity: actresses please to indicate what they are comfortable with.

Venticelli: 2 male or female characters of any age. They are the gossipers of Vienna and speak very rapidly. Their parts can be compared to jesters.

Emperor Joseph: male 30-50, commanding personality, pleased with himself, not too bright. Basic knowledge of French is required.

Count von Strack: male, 55, stiff and proper

Count Orsini-Rosenberg: male, 60, plump and supercilious

Baron van Swieten: male, 50, cultivated and serious

Non-speaking characters:

Kapellmeister Bonno: male, 50-70, has a few lines to say.

Salieri’s cook: male, preferably a more corpulent, short figure

Salieri’s valet: male, in contrast to the cook it would be preferable to have a tall, very slim figure

8 Citizens of Vienna: male/female, all ages

Priest: male, 30-70, this part will most probably be a double role with being a citizen of Vienna.

4 servants: male/female, all ages. They act as stagehands bringing on and removing furniture and props.

Teresa Salieri: female, 30-40, placid lady described by Salieri as lacking fire.

Katharina Cavalieri: female, 18-30, soprano voice. During one scene, some degree of nudity/revealing will be required.


HHDS DIRECTORS

SEMINAR 2014

CALLING ALL Directors and 2014 Hire Parties,

Don’t Forget, the plan for 2014 is in place! Please be informed of a compulsory Productions Seminar on Sunday 22 September at 6PM at the Playhouse.

This is for the DIRECTOR and STAGE MANAGER of your production to attend. Interested members of the public are more than welcome to attend but not permitted to ask questions unless time allows.

The bar will be open afterwards for general discussion. Should you be unable to attend, a separate meeting must be arranged with you before your slot is officially booked!

Please confirm you attendance by
12 September 2013.
Our condolences to Lyn Brandon-Podd and family on the passing of GarthBrandon- Podd

Garth had been suffering from Prostate Cancer for some considerable time, and despite undertaking all the latest treatments bravely, he had gone downhill rapidly in recent weeks. He had a spell in the Old Stellenbosch hospice until last week, but wanted to come home to be with Lyn and his family and friends around him. He faded away peacefully.
The funeral was heald at Mountain View Baptist Church, Heritage Park on Saturday 7th Sept at 10.30 am – instead of flowers, fans and friends donated to the Old Stellenbosch Road Hospice where Garth spent some of his time.

Members Evening

2 Acts! 1 Play!

Beware the Ides of March

“Beware the Ides of March” is a short play inspired by Shakespeare’s Caesar. However the play is in modern 21st century English, and has a timeless setting. You will see ancient Rome, early 19th century France, nowadays South-Africa and indeed nowadays global humanity side by side.

12 Characters represent and portray a problem of all ages: Do the people still have the ability to raise noble men? And does the humble man, once in power, inevitably become corrupt? What are the duties of the electorate in a democracy, then and now?

The play also brings quite a few newcomers to the stage: Estelle O’Neill, Michelle Strauss and Marie-Claire Stewart, Mighaela Alexander, Bronwyn Bennie and Bernie Jacobs alongside ‘old rots’: Andre Kershaw, Philippe Pringiers, Colette Dacre, Katjenka Pringiers, Hugo Botha and Gert Venter.

Adapted and directed by Pilar Spinnox.


Bevange

‘Bevange’ is a modern Afrikaans play about 7 teenagers who went out to a club a Friday night and got involved with drugs.
The whole story takes place in a holding cell, with shouting policemen, just after they got arrested.
Why are they here? How do they all fit in? How do their stories fit in? Do teenagers only use drugs to be accepted by others? What is the deeper story of each character?

With a fantastic cast consisting of Rick Harington, Nadia van der Merwe, Tamsyn Hanslo, Hugo Botha, Mighaela Alexander, Nicol Jansen & Heinrich Vermeulen, be sure to come and find the answers to the questions out.


Congratulations to those that auditioned for winning through one of the toughest auditions Giles Scott has experienced!
Welcome back to those I have worked with before. And a hearty welcome to our ‘newcomers’.
All of you richly deserve the parts you have been given. I can’t wait to start working with you all.

So the cast, in order of appearance, is:

Chrissie: Bettina Horvath
Alan: Herman Hearn
Geoff: Graham Kershaw
Sue: Barbara-Marie Immelman
Lizzie: Anne Walsh
Jennifer: Heidi Laubscher
Vic: Norman MacFarlane
Celebrity: Martin Linette
Bert: Bill Kemlo
Slugger: Michael Wills

The cast’s first read through was held last Wednesday and the show is officially on schedule.


‘My Dog’s Got No Nose’
4- 6 Oct 2013

Written by Ron Aldridge.
By popular demand, Raymond Rudolph stars in this one-man comedy, which is presented as a fundraiser in aid of the Masque Theatre, Muizenberg, Cape Town.

Directed by Celia Musikanth, it is a journey around a stand-up comedian’s first ever public performance – his lifelong dream covers everything from comedy, unrequited love, dogs, the facts of life, animal-lovers and a whole lot more.

In this funny, bitter-sweet story, we discover that the man and his “performance” are not quite what they seem.   Hilarious, provocative & poignant, with dramatic twists in the tale, the show recently had its African premiere at the 2013 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.

HIS HILARIOUS PERFORMANCE WILL KEEP YOU GLUED TO YOUR SEATS“.
L.M. – Cue (National Arts Festival Newspaper) – 2013.

I DIDN’T INTEND WATCHING BUT IT STARTED AS I WALKED IN.  I LOVED IT SO MUCH: FUNNY, TOUCHING, BEAUTIFUL.  4 STARS“.
Marcel Oudejans (Comedy Magician) – 2013.

“THIS SHOW IS THE BEST, BEST THING I’VE EVER, EVER SEEN IN MY ENTIRE LIFE – YOU WON’T BE DISAPPOINTED“.
His mother – 2013.

” AW  SHUCKS! …THANKS, MA“.
The performer – 2013.

As an added bonus, the performer will be available after the show to sign autographs, t-shirts or fans’ breasts.
The show is a fundraiser for the Masque Theatre, Muizenberg, which currently requires funds in excess of R1-million for necessary repairs to its infrastructure and for an upgrade of its technical equipment.
Proceeds will be donated to the theatre to help it continue providing top quality entertainment to the people of Cape Town.

Performances:

8 pm on Fri 4 Oct, Sat 5 Oct  & Sun 6 Oct, 2013.

Book online at quicket.co.zaThere is no set ticket-price. Pay what you can afford… Choose from R200, R150, R100, R80, or R60 per ticket.

Full details, with links to the Facebook Event, Booking Site, & YouTube trailer can be found on  about.me/raymrud.

PLEASE SHARE THIS EVENT ONLINE WITH YOUR FRIENDS & FOLLOWERS.


HHDS and Carnivals of the Heart present…

CINDERELLA!!! Set in Cape Town’s Bo-Kaap! Christmas pantomime fun… Not to be missed… For all ages! Day time and evening shows from 6 – 16 December! All tickets R50 through Computicket…

More info in next newsletter!!!


Directors Seminar: 22nd September (Evening)

Directors Ticket: 28nd September (Evening)

Audition Notice for Amadeus: 27th October at 6pm

Who Did You Say You Were?: 21st  October – 3rd November

Amanda Peacefull: 24th November

Cinderella van die Kaap: 8th – 20th December



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Playhouse News: Letter from our Chairman | Members’ Evening | Dance After Dark! | Giles AUDITION COMING UP | Street car named desire | Marcel Oudejans coming soon! | 2014 director’s seminar coming up after | Front of House Members Including a very large “What’s On” at The Playhouse!

The Playhouse Home of the Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society - 66 years (1947 - 2013)

The Playhouse Somerset West
August 2013 Newsletter

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Letter from our Chairman | Members’ Evening | Dance After Dark! | Giles AUDITION COMING UP | Street car named desire | Marcel Oudejans coming soon! | 2014 director’s seminar coming up after | Front of House Members


Dear Members and Friends, 

Time moves on and another Month has passed.

Firstly our condolences to the Scott and Hawker Families on the passing of Betty Hawker, who has gone to join Jim on the other side. She was a lovely lady, fiercely proud of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and a solid member of the theatre who participated wherever she could. In her time she acted, worked back stage and was a prominent member of the Front of House team. Rest in Peace, Betty, you earned it.

July saw Dracula appear on stage, and I would like to thank Philippe, the cast and crew for an excellent production. The whole production was well managed, from set building to striking. This is what team work is about.

We have 2 director’s tickets coming up, and it was really nice to see so many younger faces at the auditions the other night.

Balletopia have moved in for their Show, Dancing after Dark, and will be followed by Streetcar Named Desire, to be staged by Carnival of the Hearts’ group. And there is still more to come after that.
Financially we are back in the black figures, and things are generally improving all the time. This would not be possible without the superb work being done by the Committee, and your support.


A small Memorial Occasion was held for Betty Hawker at BridgeWater Manor on Friday morning.

Thanks to everyone,

Regards

Lindsay S.
Chairman!
See you at the theatre!


Members Evening
2 Acts! 1 Play!

“Beware the Ides of March” is a short play inspired by Shakespeare’s Caesar.
However the play is in modern 21st century english, and has a timeless setting.
You will see ancient Rome, early 19th century France, nowadays South-Africa and indeed nowadays global humanity side by side.
12 Characters represent and portray a problem of all ages: Do the people still have the ability to raise noble men? And does the humble man, once in power, inevitably become corrupt? What are the duties of the electorate in a democracy, then and now?
The play also brings quite a few newcomers to the stage: Estelle O’Neill, Michelle Strauss and Marie-Claire Stewart.
A few newcomers to the HHDS stage: Mighaela Alexander, Bronwyn Bennie and Bernie Jacobs alongside ‘old rots’: Andre Kershaw, Philippe Pringiers, Colette Dacre, Katjenka Pringiers, Hugo Botha and Gert Venter.
Adapted and directed by Pilar Spinnox.

“Bevange” is a modern Afrikaans play about 7 teenagers who went out to a club a Friday night and got involved with drugs.
The whole story takes place in a holding cell, with shouting policemen, just after they got arrested.
Why are they here? How do they all fit in? How do their stories fit in? Do teenagers only use drugs to be accepted by others? What is the deeper story of each character?

With a fantastic cast consisting of Rick Harington, Nadia van der Merwe, Tamsyn Hanslo, Hugo Botha, Mighaela Alexander, Nicol Jansen & Heinrich Vermeulen, be sure to come and find the answers to the questions out.


Dance After Dark

A Dance Show not to be missed.

Olivia, a little girl that drifts off to sleep while her room becomes alive with a show, but when she grows up what goes “bump” in the night, thrills, chills and excite!
A show filled with great music, beautiful costumes and amazing dancers!
But what goes bump in the night chills thrills and excite A Dance show like no other.

Show Dates:
  • Tuesday 6th August @ 7:30pm OPENING NIGHT!
  • 9th, 10th & 17th August @ 2:30pm MATINEE!
  • 9th, 10th, 12th, 14th, 16th & 17th @ 7:30pm
  • Tickets will be available at ticketnet.co.za or
  • Booking office: 072 097 5802
  • Tell your friends!
 

AUDITION NOTICE!

‘Who did you say you were?’

Directed by Giles Scott

1 September 2013 at The Playhouse Theatre at 7pm. 


A Street Car named Desire

The leads in A Streetcar Named Desire

Booking now Open for Award Winning American Classic

Blanche from A Car Named Desire

Book to see the 31 cast long awaited Carnivals of the Heart production A Streetcar Named Desire directed by Darryl Spijkers. The production includes 1950s New Orleans dance and song with creative direction from Verne Osmand and Renier Jacobs.
SHOW: 12 – 21 September COST: R70 per ticket. R50 for pensioners.

PG Parental Guidance is advised – violence and drinking.
Book through Computicket or email bronwyn@radis.co.za
Samantha Taylor takes the challenging role
of Blanche du Bois, the southern belle who
sparks off action in this thrilling drama.


Marcel Oudejans Coming Soon!
“Sleight of Mouth”

Comedy magician Marcel Oudejans stars in a captivating performance of visual sleight-of-hand magic, mental illusion, modern-day humour and witty commentary. You’ll be charmed, amazed & thoroughly entertained by this talented & experienced performer.
full of deceptions, belly laughter and lots of surprised gasps” – Cape Times
Sleight of Mouth is worth seeing for the laughs and surprises” – Cue review, National Arts Festival 2013
http://www.quicket.co.za/events/somerset-west/

Show Dates:
  • Friday 23rd August @ 8pm
  • Saturday 24th August @ 8pm
  • Tickets will be available at quicket.co.za or
  • at the Theatre’s Box Office
  • Tell your friends!

HHDS DIRECTORS SEMINAR 2014
Good Day HHDS Directors and 2014 Hire Parties,

The plan for 2014 is in place! Please be informed of a compulsory Productions Seminar on Sunday 22 September at 6PM at the Playhouse.
This is for the DIRECTOR and STAGE MANAGER of your production to attend. Interested members of the public are more than welcome to attend but not permitted to ask questions unless time allows.

The bar will be open afterwards for general discussion. Should you be unable to attend, a separate meeting must be arranged with you before your slot is officially booked!

Please confirm you attendance by 12 September 2013.


A call to all our friendly helpful members 🙂

One really easy way to meet everyone and learn how it all works in this magical place is to work every now and then Front of House, selling sweets and coffees, serving in the bar or ushering. 

Bettina Horvath has kindly volunteered to take over this portfolio actively on the committee again and is looking for more volunteers. There are so many shows happening, we truly need lots of help! Please contact her via e-mail at bettina@bettinahorvath.com to get on her list. She’ll gladly take you under her wings and introduce you to everyone.

At that point a truly heart felt thank you to all those who already are on the list and helping out. We often have full houses and need all the extra help we can get.

And then who knows… before you know it you’ll get cast in a role on stage – if you so wish!
(Although that never has to happen, there are so many other skills we need to put shows together, acting is but one of many!)

Find the Roster here: CLICK ME

Dance After Dark – Balletopia
28 July – 17 Aug
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MEMBERS EVENING
Double bill – 2 One act plays

‘Beware the Ides of March’
& ‘Bevange’
28 July.
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Marcel Oudejans: 1 Man Interactive Comedy Magic
‘Sleight of Mouth’
23 & 24 Aug.
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Audition Notice: ‘Who Did You Say You Were?’
1 Sept 
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Carnival of the Hearts:
A Streetcar Named Desire
1 Sept – 22 Sept
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Who Did You Say You Were? Giles Scott
21 Oct – 3 Nov

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The Playhouse Home of the Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society - 66 years (1947 - 2013)

Apologies. No you weren’t imagining it, we had a bit of technical difficulties and missed out on May’s Newsletter, but we’re back on track and ready with all the latest of “What’s On” at The Playhouse!

The Playhouse Somerset West
June 2013 Newsletter

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Letter from our Chairman | Members Evening – Bingo/Karaoke! | Dracula
Dance After Dark! | Audition Notice! Double Bill!! | Front of House Request


Dear Members and Friends, 

We are half way through 2013, and things are looking very good. Financially, we have reversed the trend and we are actually showing a profit for the year.  The theatre is virtually booked up till the end of the year, and we have the first draft of the schedule for next year, which if all come to pass will be very busy as well. My sincere thanks to everyone for the effort that has been put in to making sure that each event has been a success.

Bettina Horvath has offered to run FOH for the rest of the year, and Suzie Lotter has taken over the bar again. I thank them both. Philippe and his team have done a phenomenal job in sorting out the workshop area, and Noel Pitout and her team are very busy sorting out Wardrobe. As we speak Snow white is running in the Green Room and is sold out for the week! Well done to Darryl and the team.

I have seen a couple of rehearsals for Dracula. This promises to be an excellent production. The Cast are working hard, the set is looking good, and the special effects that I have seen are excellent.

We have 2 Director’s tickets coming up in September, one in Afrikaans, so all in all a lot of progress. The theatre has a buzz which is very exciting, and the team spirit is inspiring.

Thanks everyone!

Regards

Lindsay S.
Chairman!


Members Evening
May’s Casino Royale!
Another huge and fun success!!
To catch up what we missed last month, Casino Royale was simply glamerous and tons of fun, with a number of excited gamers who couldn’t hold in their excitment and rightly so! More photo’s and news to follow in the week!
COMING UP NEXT!

FUN • FOOD • PRIZES
EVERYONE IS INVITED TO JOIN IN THE FUN!

July 5th @ 7pm | R20 Public & Free for Members


Dracula
Directed by Philippe Pringiers

The patrons of the popular Playhouse in Somerset West will have an ample feast of the mysterious, uncanny and the supernatural during the second half of July, for the great vampire play “Dracula” is listed for production at that time. This thriller is a dramatization of Bram Stoker’s novel of the same name, originally published in England many years ago, and a novel that ever since has had a most phenomenal sale all over the English-speaking world.

Mystery plays have been produced before at the Playhouse, and on previous occasions patrons have been thrilled and chilled, but “Dracula” is so remarkable in its thrills and so completely overwhelming in every respect that it is bound to prove a rare treat of the season. Local theatregoers are warned in advance that it would be wise for them to visit a specialist and have their hearts examined before subjecting them to the fearful thrills and shocks that “Dracula” hold in store for them.

The first performance on July 16th will be a gala evening in support of the Somerset West  shelter for homeless people, followed by only 5 more performances ! Be sure to book your tickets up front in order not to miss this exciting show ! And … if you happen to pass the playhouse on Tuesday- or Sunday- evenings, do not be disturbed if you hear any disturbing noises!

Show Dates:
  • Thursday 18 – 27 July 2013 @ 7:30pm for 8pm
  • Tickets will be available soon at Computicket
  • Tell your friends!
Press commentaries on early performances of ‘Dracula’:
  • “treating of this weirs farce as a mystery, they send the customary shivers of apprehension streaming down the back and ‘Dracula’ holds the audience nervously expectant.” New York Times
  • “An evening rich in horror.” New York Telegram
  • “Nothing more blithely blood-curdling “ New York Herald Tribune
  • “See it and creep.” New York Evening Post
  • “Should be seen by all who lover their marrows jolted” New York Sun

Dance After Dark

A Dance Show not to be missed.

Olivia, a little girl that drifts off to sleep while her room becomes alive with a show, but when she grows up what goes “bump” in the night, thrills, chills and excite!
A show filled with great music, beautiful costumes and amazing dancers!
But what goes bump in the night chills thrills and excite A Dance show like no other.

Show Dates:
  • Tuesday 6th August @ 7:30pm OPENING NIGHT!
  • 9th, 10th & 17th August @ 2:30pm MATINEE!
  • 9th, 10th, 12th, 14th, 16th & 17th @ 7:30pm
  • Tickets will be available at ticketnet.co.za or
  • Booking office: 072 097 5802
  • Tell your friends!
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AUDITION NOTICE!

Director’s Ticket of Pilar Spinnox
Beware the Idas of March

&

Director’s Ticket of Daneel van Wyk
Bevange

“Directors Ticket” is Saturday 28 September. 
Double bill – 2 One act plays. 19H30.

Auditions 7pm on Sunday, 28 July.

Requirements for the actors for ‘Beware the Ides of March’:

Synopsis: Although inspired by Shakespeare’s “Caesar”, the setting of this play is time and place neutral, as the topic is of all ages and of all cultures. Indeed the director wants to make the audience think and draw parallels between what happened in Ancient Rome and the world of today.

Characters:
Caesar – middle age male.
Calphurnia – 30 plus female.
Cicero – elder male.
Brutus – middle aged male or female, confident to read Shakespearian English.
Artemidorus – any age, any gender, confident to read Shakespearian English.
Portia – 30 plus female.
Anthony any age 16 and up, any gender
Soothsayer any age 16 and up, any gender
Casca any age 16 and up, any gender
Cassius – any age 16 and up, any gender
Casca – any age 16 and up, any gender
Cinna – any age 16 and up, any gender
Decius – any age 16 and up, any gender

Requirements for the actors for ‘Bevange’:

Synopsis: Every choice you make has consequences!  This Afrikaans play shows the consequences of a party on a Friday night when things went wrong and the next moment 7 teenagers find themselves in a cell with police shouting at them.

Karakters:
Erika – Mooi. Christelik, morele waardes. Sy het Petro jammer gekry en vriende met haar geword. ‘n Beskermengel vir haar geword. Geen rede om daar te wees nie. Sy kom uit ‘n happy huis, kan dalk sekere ontdekkings maak. Die besliste protagonist. Musiekstudent en goeie akademiese punte
Tommy Die antagonis, ‘n simpatieke gevoel moet wel met hom gekweek kan word. Gangster. Rof. Hy en sy Pa was alleen by die huis toe rowers in die huis inkom. Sy Pa het hom probeer beskerm toe skiet hulle sy pa dood. Hy het dit eers later gehoor toe hy in die hospitaal wakker word. Hy is in die skouer geskiet maar net sy lyf het herstel, sy kop nie. Rugbyspeler, ‘n regte Jock op skool gewees
Kobus – Hy het gedink sy ouers is gelukkig getroud en toe hoor hy hulle gaan skei. Sy Pa het ‘n nuwe vrou ontmoet – dit was te erg vir die ma, dus het sy haar goed gevat en gevlug. Sy ma wil hom nie hê nie, nou bly hy by sy pa. Hy probeer vergoed met materiële dinge en geld, wat hy nie wil hê nie. Al wat hy na smag, is liefde. Goed gemiddeld in alles op skool
Rachel – Sy het by haar pa en ouma groot geword. Sy het gedink haar ma is dood, maar dié daag eendag onverwags by die skool op. Rachel wou haar nie sien nie, omdat sy haar weggegooi het. Na ‘n ontmoeting met die ma en ‘n rukkie se gesels het die ma weer verdwyn. Die ouma is later oorlede en sy pas haar siek pa op
Petro – Sy en Erika is vriende. Erika het haar oor Petro ontferm. Petro het deur haar agtergrond baie issues en cope nie altyd met alles nie. Sy het by haar tannie en oom grootgeword. Hulle het finansieël baie gesukkel. Die tannie het een aand baie op haar geskreeu toe die oom uit was. Sy het vir haar gesê om te loop, sy is die oorsaak van al haar verdriet en die oom is te lief vir haar. Petro kon dit nie glo nie en het deur toe geloop. Die tannie het haar begin slaan, sy wou vlug maar die deur was gesluit. Dit het vir haar gevoel of die tannie haar wou doodslaan. Toe die oom terugkom, het sy by die deur uit gevlug. Sy is deur ‘n ander vrou hospitaal toe geneem, waarna sy kinderhuis toe is. Sy bly nou by pleegouers
Martha – Happy go lucky Martha. Engels. Die een wat alles eerste sal probeer. Sy steek, wel ‘n diepe seer weg. Was pregnant – aborteer. Willem se kind
Thabo – Engels en Afrikaans. Seun wat praat met krake in die vloer. Uiter soms net ‘n woord, onheilspellend. NB dat ras nie na vore kom nie. Hy moet ook die klimaks ontlont wanneer hy tot uitbarsting kom. Kan die gevoel van die onbekende en vrese in hom laat uitkom
3 Kops – 2 Polisiemanne & 1 polisievrou wat toesien dat orde in die sel gehandhaaf word.  Hulle het ook individuele ondervragings met van die karakters.

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A call to all our friendly helpful members 🙂

Hi Guys, last and definitely not lease, we’re needing anyone who is willing and able to help us out with front of house duties and to mark any specific duties you could do.
Most of the shows are well attended and we will need all the help we can get. The slots on the list are pretty empty still.

Thanks to all those who have already put in their names!

We generate some pretty good cash with the sweets and coffees, we gotta make sure we have people there selling them.
Find the Roster here: CLICK ME

Dracula Philippe Pringiers
18 July – 27 July
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Audition Notice: Double bill – 2 One act plays
‘Beware the Ides of March’
& ‘Bevange’
28 July.
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Dance After Dark – Balletopia 28 July – 17 Aug
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International School 18 Aug – 31 Aug
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Audition Notice: ‘Who Did You Say You Were?’
1 Sept 
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Carnival of the Hearts:
A Streetcar Named Desire
1 Sept – 22 Sept
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Who Did You Say You Were? Giles Scott
21 Oct – 3 Nov

 

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Playhouse News: Letter from our Chairman, Congratulations on the Westraad’s new Son, New Committee Announced, Members Evening – Club Night! Bryan Miles – Your Thoughts Are His! Waldorf School Presents, AUDITIONS: A Streetcar Named Desire, DRACULA, CATA 2012 Winners!. Including a very large “What’s On” at The Playhouse!
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The Playhouse Home of the Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society - 66 years (1947 - 2013)

The Playhouse Somerset West
March 2013 Newsletter

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Letter from our Chairman | Congratulations on the Westraad’s new Son | New Committee Announced | Members Evening – Club Night! | Bryan Miles – Your Thoughts Are His! | Sumé’s Dance StudioWaldorf School PresentsAUDITIONS: A Streetcar Named Desire | DRACULA | CATA 2012 Winners!


Dear Members and Friends, 

The AGM has been and gone, and we have some new faces on the committee with fresh ideas and new approaches to some of our problems. The Committee is smaller this year, and will need lots of help. we hope we can count on you for support.

We have already had 2 HHDS productions which have helped improve our financial position, and we are now into a “hire” period, with Bryan Miles coming in to do 2 shows, followed by the Waldorf School with 2 plays and then Sume’s Dance Studio with one of her fabulous dance shows.  We will need front of house staff for all these productions.

Bettina has offered to assist us with FRONT OF HOUSE by reviving the spreadsheet she developed whilst she was front of house Manager. Those of you on email will receive this shortly if you haven’t already.  Please fill in dates you would like to volunteer your services and return. For those members not on email, we will continue to phone, so you wont be left out.
We have a very full schedule this year, so will need all the help we can get.

Our next HHDS production is Dracula, which is in rehearsal, and I believe is going well.

We are busy negotiating a deal to get the green Room floor re-done and if all goes as planned this will be done before end of May.
Regards and Happy Easter,

Lindsay S.
still Chairman!


CONGRATULATIONS!

Congratulations to Kelly and Marius Westraad on the birth of their Son Matthew James!

 


New Committee Announced!

A huge congratulations to the newly nominated panel of Directors for 2013:
  • Chairman: Lindsay Small
  • Secretary & Acting Treasurer: Ann Coetzee
  • Marketing Director: Clyde Philips
  • Production: Darryl Spijkers
  • Membership: Lizelle Gouws
  • Costume Hire: Noel Pitout
We wish them all the best for the year ahead and look forward to the many exciting new events happening for us the members as well as all the planned productions ahead!

You may find their contact details below 🙂

Members Evening
Big announcement not to be missed!!

Show Dates:
  • Friday 26 April 2013 @ 7pm
  • All tickets R20 – or FREE for Members!
  • Live Music
  • Bring your friends!
  • Drinks and Snacks for sale!
  • BIG ANNOUNCEMENT NOT TO BE MISSED!!!

Do you think you are in control of your own thoughts?
You are wrong.

Meet Bryan Miles – a performer who is trained in the art of thought deception. Bryan can seemingly influence and predict human behavior.
By using his skill set of magic, suggestion and psychology – he is able to theatrically manipulate your perception of the world.

His brand new one-man show “Your Thoughts Are Mine” showcases his unique talent and will help South Africans’ unlock the true potential of the human mind. Bryan’s amazing demonstrations of mind control will help open up the cracks in human perception. Bryan will take the audience on a spellbinding journey by reading their minds and predicting their thoughts. In one demonstration, an audience member will be put into a semi-hypnotic state and read Bryan’s mind!

“…I want people to leave my show having been inspired,
and at the same time, be blown away by the
astonishing miracles of the human mind.”

Watch the Video

Your Thoughts Are Mine sees Bryan shed light on his unique talent; as well as his childhood journey which has taken him from Cape Town to Las Vegas.

This show is held in support of Rotary’s outreach work. Tickets available at Computicket.

Show Dates:

  • Friday & Saturday
  • 5 & 6 April 2013 @ 7:30pm for 8pm
  • All tickets R85 – Tickets at Computicket

Sumé’s Dance Studio presents

The theme for Sumé’s studio production was inspired by her dancers wish lists, dreams and ambitions and the way they all share the same passion for music, song and dance. Sumé’s choice of music ranges from way back in the 50’s to the latest hits.

Tickets to be bought at the booking office.
Booking office will open Tues 23 April.  Times to be confirmed.

Show Dates:

  • 30 April – Opening Night
  • 1 May – Matinee @ 2.30pm (Darryl confirmed with Gail that this is ok)
  • 2 & 3 May – 7.30pm
  • 4 May – 2.30pm & 7.30pm
  • 6 May – standby date for show
  • 9 & 10 May – 7.30pm
  • 11 May – 2.30pm & 7.30pm

The Waldorf presents

Stellenbosch Waldorf School has more or less doubled in size in the last five years. This is largely due to the decision to develop its high school. This year the school has reached Class 12, and one of the main items on the curriculum at this stage is that the class prepare and perform a play together. Doing this is one of the highlights of the Waldorf curriculum and represents a grand culmination of a class’s life as an educational community. Here, of course, there is the added edge that this is the first time the school has done this – a pioneer situation! As pioneers this class have chosen to do not one, but TWO plays – not because they’re pioneers, but because two plays give everyone a chance to have a reasonably meaty part.

The plays are:

  • DANCING AT LUGHNASA by Brian Friel, and
  • THE PHYSICISTS by Friedrich Dürrenmatt

In his long career, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, originally Swiss and one of the leading dramatists in the post-war German-speaking world, has specialized in what might be called modern morality plays. In these he focuses upon the moral dilemmas of modern man, and the Physicists is no exception. Here the dilemma turns around the responsibility (or otherwise) scientists have for their potentially dangerous discoveries. As one character puts it: “Inspector, do you wish to arrest me because I strangled a nurse, or because I paved the way to the development of the atomic bomb?” Once something dangerous has been discovered, thought, theoretically formulated, can (or should) it be unthought? The play is Dürrenmatt’s quirky, surreal path towards answering this question.

Brian Friel, being an Irishman, is much more interested in telling stories, and Dancing at Lughnasa is the story of a family living in the village of Ballybeg on the north-west coast of Ireland in the 1930’s. They are no ordinary family, however, for the household consists of five sisters, a young boy (the “love-child” of one of the sisters), and a (former, as it turns out) priest, who is the elder brother of the family. They all exist in kind of transitional limbo – the cottage industries are dying, all the eligible bachelors have emigrated to America, and Father Jack, the elder brother, has been “sent home” from Africa. In the midst of all this is “Marconi”, a radio set, that provides both temptation and nostalgia for a life that is passing or may never happen. Meanwhile, the life of Jack’s African village and the events of the festival of Lughnasa in Ballybeg might not be so different as at first appears.

The dates are:

  • Mon. 15th: Lughnasa
  • Tue. 16th: Physicists
  • Wed. 17th: Lughnasa
  • Thu. 18th: Physicists
  • Fri. 19th: Lughnasa

          All at 7:30pm

  • Sat. 20th: Lughnasa 3:30pm and Physicists 7:30pm

AUDITIONS: A Streetcar Named Desire.

Carnivals of the Heart will present this award winning Tenessee Williams play in September 2013 at the Playhouse Theatre, Somerset West. The design of the show will be finalized depending on the cast found. The play will be directed by Darryl Spijkers.

We need:

  • 13 actors
  • 6 principal dancers (possibly interchangeable for actors)
  • 3 singers
ACTORS: Must attempt a plain / standard accent as well as a rich American Southern state accent.
PREPARE: A monologue and / or movement piece showcasing your physical and dance ability.

You will be asked to read as well as be choreographed to move.
Please wear suitable clothing.

Book your slot between 1pm and 5pm on Sunday 12 May by emailing thedashingwriter@gmail.com without delay.


Dracula

Directed by Philippe Pringiers

“Dracula” has been described by critics as a play for people that like their coffee strong. There is no mistake about this thriller being of the type that will shock the staunchest of playgoers who like thrilling plays. It deals with the supernatural and there is no awkward explanation at its conclusion. Playgoers will go away with the satisfaction of having had more thrills than ever before in their lives inside a theatre, for the great vampire play, “Dracula”, is a real thriller that, speaking literally, has raised hair on millions of scalps since the date of its original production in England several years ago, where it has enjoyed a remarkable long run, to say nothing of an equally impressive run in the United States.


Photo is not an actual representation of final production.

Lucy Seward, daughter of the physician in charge of a sanatorium near London, is mysteriously anaemic. Doctor and professor Abraham Van Helsing, a specialist in obscure diseases, suspects a vampire which, according to legend, is an ugly soul that, grave-bound by day, roams the earth at night, and sustains its earthly life by sucking the blood of approachable victims. Instituting a search, Van Helsing uncovers Count Dracula as such a vampire and, finding the grave, drives a stake through the heart of the corpse from which he comes, thus ending the vampire’s existence. Or not?

Show Dates:
  • Thursday 18 – 27 July 2013 @ 7:30pm for 8pm
  • Tickets will be available soon at Computicket
  • Tell your friends!
Press commentaries on early performances of ‘Dracula’:
  • “- treating of this weirs farce as a mystery, they send the customary shivers of apprehension streaming down the back and ‘Dracula’ holds the audience nervously expectant.” New York Times
  • “ An evening rich in horror.” New York Telegram
  • “Nothing more blithely blood-curdling “ New York Herald Tribune
  • “See it and creep.” New York Evening Post
  • “Should be seen by all who lover their marrows jolted” New York Sun

 
Herewith is the list of the CATA winners for 2012.

Jill Cooke Trophy for Artistic Contribution
Lynda Jennings – Special Effects for Calendar Girls – Claremont Dramatic Society

Estelle Knott Craig Shield for Technical Excellence
Glynn Fogell – Sound design and effects – Shout The Mod Musical – Pinelands Players

Dolores Spijkers Cup for Costumes(New Category and Trophy)
Christelle Kotze for Fiela’s Child – Carnivals of the Heart

Harry Hargreaves Cup for Best Set
Fanie Fourie for Fielas Child – Carnivals of the Heart

Fiona Chisholm Cup for Cameo Performance in Play or Musical
Nigel Sweet in Marvins Room – Claremont Dramatic Society

Imps Shield for Promising Newcomer
James Strong in Marvins Room – Claremont Dramatic Society

Best Junior in Play or Musical(New Category)
Martine Kawalsky in Shout The Mod Musical – Pinelands Players

Supporting Actress in Play or Musical
Play – Ruth Allsopp in Marvins Room – Claremont Dramatic Society
Musical – Sian Atterbury in Yeoman of The Guard – Cape Town G & S Society

Richard Farmer Cup for Supporting Actor in Play 
James Strong in Marvins Room – Claremont Dramatic Society

Tony Stiglingh Cup for Supporting Actor in a Musical(New Trophy)
No Award

Doris Tansley Cup for Best Actress in a Play
Fiona Tanner – A Christmas Carol – More or Less – Milnerton Players

Walter Swanson Trophy for Best Actress in a Musical
Joint winners :-
Martinne Kawalsky – Shout! The Mod Musical – Pinelands Players
Melissa Sanderson – Shout The Mod Musical – Pinelands Players
Laura Bosman –       Shout! The Mod Musical – Pinelands Players
Jennifer Moss –        Shout! The Mod Musical – Pinelands Players
Luella Holland –        Shout! The Mod Musical  -Pinelands Players

Geoffrey Tansley Cup for Best Actor in a Play
Dean Howarth – The Breakfast Club – Muizenberg Dramatic Society

Downey Cup for Best Actor in a Musical
Graham Boxall – Yeoman of the Guard – Cape Town G & S Society

Bertie Stern Cup for Best Director
Brenda Gray – Marvins Room – Claremont Dramatic Society

Sol Rodsell Cup for Best Play
Coleen van Staden – Season Greetings – Muizenberg Dramatic Society

Best Musical Director
Alastair Cockburn – Yeoman of the Guard – Cape Town G & S Society

Joseph Manca Cup for Best Director of a Musical
Garth Tavares – Shout! The Mod Musical – Pinelands Players

Marcia Lawton Cup for Best Musical
Garth Tavares – Shout! The Mod Musical – Pinelands Players

Certificates of Excellence

Name For Production Society
Raymond Rudolph Creative Staging The Breakfast Club 3 Muizenberg Dramatic Society
Bryoni Currin & Brendan Mourratts Mimes Le Moulin Rouge Carnivals of the Heart
Darryl Spijkers Egyptian Scene Le Moulin Rouge Carnivals of the Heart
June Edwards Puppets & Puppet Theatre Design & Creation Season’s Greetings Muizenberg Dramatic Society
The Chorus Ensemble The Yeomen of the Guard Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society
Ferdi Oosthuizen Male Solo – “Is Life a Boon?” The Yeomen of the Guard Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society
Graham Boxall Male Solo – “Oh! A Private Buffoon” The Yeomen of the Guard Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society
Graham Boxall & David Bolton Duet – “Hereupon We’re Both Agreed” The Yeomen of the Guard Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society
Sian Atterbury, Adri Louw, Ferdi Oosthuizen & Stephan Le Roux Quartet – “Strange Adventure” The Yeomen of the Guard Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society
Liesl Hartje, Lara Milne, Ferdi Oosthuizen & Graham Boxall Quartet – “When a Wooer Goes a-wooing” The Yeomen of the Guard Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society
Liesl Hartje Female Solo “Tis Done! I am a Bride” The Yeomen of the Guard Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society
The Chorus Single Ensemble “A Prisoner Comes” The Yeomen of the Guard Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society
Daryn José Original Work (Script) Ginger Beer Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society
Clifford Graham & Gary Green Ensemble Duo (The ‘other’ Odd Couple) Support Actors The Odd Couple Claremont Dramatic Society
Chenara Fenton Female Solo “Second Hand White Baby Grand” The Grand Opening Pinelands Players
Angela Lee-Wright Tyson the Panda Aladdin the Panto Constantiaberg Theatre Players
Samantha Jane Tunnah As Allison Reynolds The Breakfast Club Muizenberg Dramatic Society
Fanie Fourie For Set Design Fiela’s Child Carnivals of the Heart
Wayne Hendricks For Direction The Bus Milnerton Players

Find us now on Facebook
Chairman:
Lindsay Small 021 809 1191,
076 314 8968, 021 855 3779
chairman@theplayhouse.org.za
Secretary & Acting Treasurer:
Ann Coetzee 082 678 9077
secretary@theplayhouse.org.za
Marketing:
Clyde Phillips 082 770 3905
marketing@theplayhouse.org.za
Productions:
Darryl Spijkers 072 384 1953
productions@theplayhouse.org.za
Costume hire:
Noel Pitout 076 577 9338
costumehire@theplayhouse.org.za
Lights & Sound:
Ramsey Lotter 082 720 4828
ramseylot@telkomsa.net
Membership:
Lizelle Gouws 076 212 3216
membership@theplayhouse.org.za
Front of House Manager & Bar:
Lindsay Small
see chairman for contact details
Theatre Manager:
Lindsay Small
see chairman for contact details

Bryan Miles The Magician
5 April – 6 April
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Waldorf School 15 April – 19 April
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Sume’s dance Studio 30 April – 11 May
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Guitar Kids 20 May – 21 May
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Alice Mennen Dance demo 24 May – 25 May
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Boesman & Lena This is an English/Afrikaans production. 5 – 8 June.
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Return from Oz Newbury House
16 June – 22 June
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Bram Strokers Dracula Philippe Pringiers
18 July – 27 July
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Balletopia 28 July – 17 Aug
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International School 18 Aug – 31 Aug
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Audition Notice: Who Did You Say You Were?
1 Sept 
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Carnival of the Hearts 1 Sept – 22 Sept
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Who Did You Say You Were? Giles Scott
21 Oct – 3 Nov
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Annie 3 Nov – 8 Dec

Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society
@ The Playhouse Theatre,
cnr Lourensford Road & Swalle Street,
Somerset West, 7130
PO Box 361, Somerset West, 7129
http://www.theplayhouse.org.za
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Booking Office: 021 852 5182
Bookings at Computicket
Backstage/costumes: 021 851 7271

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