Date: Sunday 22nd March
Time: 10am to 5pm
Where: Ballina Players Theatre 24 Swift St Ballina
Contact: Clem Halpin at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Show Dates: JUNE 12th, 13th, 14th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, JULY 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Rehearsals: Mondays & Thursdays (early evenings for children)
As some of you may know, our own MARIE CALDWELL was the winner of The Platinum Palm Award at the Gold Coast Theatre Awards on Tuesday 16th December at the Gold Coast Arts Centre
Kate PETERS (Convenor and announcer of the award) praised Marie for her commitment to being Ballina Players Pianist for 41 years. In her emotional speech, Marie said that Ballina Players was her family.
Sharing the award with Marie was a lady from Spotlight who has worked Front Of House for many years.
Unsuccessful on the night were Mary Richards (Director, Cash On Delivery), Geoff Marsh (Lighting..SUPA North, Downtown) and Mike.Sheehan (Leading Actor, Cash On Delivery)
Marie was surprised totally, even when Kate started talking about a company outside the Gold Coast region, being a long-term rehearsal pianist, playing musicals for 41 years, and only became aware when Kate mentioned Ballina Players!
Congratulations to a wonderful woman, a Life Member, and a great friend to all Ballina Players members.
If you would like to see video of Marie at the awards, click the following links to YouTube.
In the first, Marie has no idea that she is to receive the award, and is totally surprised.
In this 2nd video, Marie accepts the award and makes a speech.
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE
Dylan WHEELER- George Bailey, Young George Bailey
Jaime SHEEHAN – Clarence
Liz Van Eck – Mary Hatch Bailey
Tim ROBERTS – Announcer, Uncle Billy, Toll-Taker
Ian McCAUSLAND – Superintendent, Carter
Bill GRAHAM – Mr Potter, Officer Bert, Eddy
Diana MASON – Ernie, Dr Campbell, Martini, Charlie, Janie
Geoff MARSH – Pop Bailey, Mr Welch
Ben BROWN – Sam Wainwright, Harry Bailey, Nick, Sheriff
Liz DARGIN (Cal McDonald on 15th March)- Violet Bick, Mrs Hatch, Mrs Davis
Fran LEGGE – Ma Bailey, Cousin Tilly, Bank Teller, Impatient Neighbour, Mrs Thompson
Mike BALL – Mr Gower
Jo FLETCHER – Eustace, Peter Bailey, Randy, Zuzu
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Cheshire Cat 1——-Georgia Wise
Cheshire Cat 2——-Tifhany McGeary
Cheshire Cat 3——-Hannah Stock
Tall Alice————–Lainey Baldwin
Small Alice————Lirra Eady
White Rabbit———-Rebekah Johnson
Dodo Bird————–Lily Trims
Rock Lobster———–Sebastian Trims
Tweedle Dee———–Jade Rushwood
Tweedle Dum———Kairo Byrne
Mad Hatter————Sebastian Gallagher
March Hare———–Dani Reeks
Queen Of Hearts——Kate Bye
King Of Hearts——–Sylvan Feeney
On Thursday 18th September and Friday 19th September, 4 of the local High Schools had their Presentation Ceremonies for Year 12.
Ballina Players has, for 6 or 7 years now, sponsored an award for the top Drama student in Year 12.
ALSTONVILLE HIGH SCHOOL: Suzannah Scott with Graeme Speed
EMMANUAL CATHOLIC COLLEGE: Tahlia Fell with Lyn Gale. Tahlia has appeared in Ballina Players shows, first appearing as young Cossette in Les Miserables (2006)
SOUTHERN CROSS Hugh School: Gabe Francis with James Webb
XAVIER CATHOLIC COLLEGE: Hannah Flannery with Mike Sheehan. Hannah has appeared in Ballina Players Shows, originally in “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown” (2013)