CAST – It’s A Wonderful Life


Read through on Thursday 18th December at the Theatre 7pm

Peter HARDING – George Bailey, Young George Bailey

Jaime SHEEHAN – Clarence

Amy GRETA – 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

Geoff MARSH – Pop Bailey, Mr Welch

Ben BROWN – Sam Wainwright, Harry Bailey, Nick, Sheriff

Nikki DALEY – Violet Bick, Mrs Hatch, Mrs Davis

Fran LEGGE – Ma Bailey, Cousin Tilly, Bank Teller

Jenny BRIGUGLIO – Janie, Impatient Neighbour, Mrs Thompson, Zuzu

Mike BALL – Mr Gower

Jo FLETCHER – Eustace, Peter Bailey, Randy


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JC Superstar opens Fri Oct 24

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Classic rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar has always sparked debate over its interpretation of the gospels, and the latest Phoenix Ensemble production is set to cause an even greater stir when it opens at Beenleigh’s Pavilion Theatre.

Traditionally, the musical is loosely based on the gospels’ account of the last week of Jesus’ life, highlighting political and personal struggles that are not in accepted biblical narratives.

Director Morgan Garrity, who last year brought us Phoenix Ensemble’s production of Reefer Madness, is going one step further by delivering a version based on the Gospel of Barnabas – itself a controversial and much-debated text.

‘This gospel is largely untold in general, and only recently available to the wider public,’ Morgan says.

‘Is it controversial? Yes, definitely, but I’m hoping people will appreciate the fresh take on the old classic.’

She said her 17-strong cast was fully committed to the production’s non-traditional approach.

‘I haven’t seen this level of joy in a cast for a long time. The cohesion among the group is outstanding which of course makes for an amazing on-stage presence.’

Pictured are Adam Bartlett (Jesus), Ashley Jarman (Mary) and Frog Johnson (Judas)

Season: 24, 25, 31 October & 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 November

Book tickets here

Jesus – Adam Bartlett
Judas – Frog Johnson
Mary – Ashley Jarman
Pilate – Michael Skelton
Ciaphis – Doug Rumble
Annas – Carly Quinn
Peta (Peter) – Tyjana Wormleaton
Simon – Lachlan Dalby
Herod – Eva Bartlett
John – Darcy Morris
Jane (James) – Kate Davis
Drew (Andrew) – Ranni McQuade
Phillipa (Phillip) – Aliyah Booth
Thomas – Simon Ah-Him
Mattea (Matthew) – Sabrina Mariott
Jane (James the less) – Nicola Crawford
Barnabas – Pete Keavy

Alice In Wonderland CAST

Cheshire Cat 1——-Georgia Wise

Cheshire Cat 2——-Tifhany McGeary
Cheshire Cat 3——-Hannah Stock
Mathilda————–Ellie Braybrook
Alice——————-Jamaika Smith
Tall Alice————–Lainey Baldwin
Small Alice————Lirra Eady
White Rabbit———-Rebekah Johnson
Doorknob————–Wil Simmons
Dodo Bird————–Lily Trims
Rock Lobster———–Sebastian Trims
Tweedle Dee———–Jade Rushwood
Tweedle Dum———Kairo Byrne
Rose——————–Audrey Campisi-Ross
Petunia—————-Brehahn Tulloch
Lily———————Emily Cook
Violet——————Samantha Miller-Smylie
Daisy——————-Chelsea Joyson
Caterpillar————-Lachlan McGeary
Mad Hatter————Sebastian Gallagher
March Hare———–Dani Reeks
Queen Of Hearts——Kate Bye
King Of Hearts——–Sylvan Feeney

Helena Barton
Lauren Boyce
Jordan Dobrich-Jones
Christie Howarth
Bryce King
Brahmani Manning
Xanthe McDonald
Rhiannon Murphy
Hannah Murray
Grace Pateman
Gina Puglisi
Bieka Radovak
Raelan Radovac
Hannelle Rodovac
Bella Russell
Jacinta Russell
Ciaro Saxon
Charlotte Shepherd
Carmen Stock
Carley Tanner
Mikayla Tierney
Amelia Trims
Hanna Waters




The Addams Family auditions


Sunday 26 October 2014

Pavilion Theatre, James St, Beenleigh

Season: 13 February – 14 March 2015

Director – Morgan Garrity
Musical Director – Julie Whiting
Choreographer – Laura Baker

Roles available

GOMEZ ADDAMS: A man of Spanish descent who takes great pride in his family and revels in all it means to be an ‘Addams’. Smart, comedic actor with tenor vocals.
MORTICIA ADDAMS: Attractive, leggy, the strength of the family. An easy comedic actress with a sexy, dry wit. A strong dancer/mover with alto/mezzo soprano vocals.
UNCLE FESTER: The androgynous family member who serves as the musicals narrator. He is larger than life, an energetic, joyous, child-like presence. A vaudeville style comedian with tenor vocals.
WEDNESDAY ADDAMS: Wednesday is an attractive girl who has the same dry wit and sensibility of her mother. She finds love with a ‘normal’ boy (Lucas) and wants to introduce his family to hers. Strong pop belt vocals.
GRANDMA: She is a feisty 102 year old woman. Fun and quirky, but don’t mess with Grandma. Comedic actress with strong character vocals.
PUGSLEY ADDAMS: Male actor who plays 12 years old. A charming, funny, husky boy who loves being tortured by his sister. He wants to ensure he won’t lose his sister to her new boyfriend so he takes matters into his own hands. Strong, high vocals. Voice not yet changed.
LURCH: A very tall male character, the Addams butler who knows all. He speaks in moans and groans without becoming a cartoon version of himself. His movement is always very slow. Character actor with a low bass vocals to Eb.
MAL BEINEKE: Stuffy father of 19 year old Lucas and exasperated husband to his rhyming wife, Alice. At one time was a follower of The Grateful Dead but has lost that side of himself. Always looking out for his family. Male actor with high baritone/ tenor vocals.
ALICE BEINEKE: Mother of Lucas, devoted to her family so she puts aside her own desires. Quirky female who often speaks in rhyme. While at the Addams family dinner party, she drinks a potion that causes her to let her hair down and speak her truth. Comedic actress with soprano/belt vocals.
LUCAS BEINEKE: Attractive, in shape young man. Fell in love with Wednesday Addams and plans to marry her. Experiences the youthful pain and drama of young love and struggles with the differences between his family and the Addams family. Contemporary pop tenor vocals.
THE ANCESTORS: Male and female ensemble singer/dancers. Trained dancers who sing and have a fun, quirky sensibility. All ensemble members will understudy principal roles. Knowledge of tango and flamenco dancing a plus.


Will be held between the 2 November and the 13 February, with a break between 21 December and 4 January.

Please email to book a time and receive full audition information.

Further information regarding dance and singing requirements available here


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

Alst Suzannah Scott with Graeme



EMMANUAL CATHOLIC COLLEGE: Tahlia Fell with Lyn Gale. Tahlia has appeared in Ballina Players shows, first appearing as young Cossette in Les Miserables (2006)

Emmanual Lyn Gale & Talia Fell


SOUTHERN CROSS Hugh School: Gabe Francis with James Webb

Southern Cross James & Gabe Francis


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)

Xavier Mike & Hannah Flannery



SPAMALOT-Harvest Rain

SPAMALOT season extended by popular demand.
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Due to overwhelming demand we have opened a sixth and final performance of Monty Python’s smash hit musical SPAMALOT on Sunday 5th October, 6:30pm. No further extension is possible, book now to avoid disappointment.

Featuring an all-star Australian cast including Jon English, Simon Gallaher, Julie Anthony, Frank Woodley and a host of talented performers, this production guarantees to have audiences rolling in the aisles with laughter.

The uproariously funny SPAMALOT follows King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table on a jaunty quest to find the renowned Holy Grail. Featuring the iconic Monty Python tune “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”, this side-splittingly hilarious show features an all-singing, all-dancing cast, as well as plenty of jokes about French people, cow-flinging, fish-slapping and more.
Don’t miss the show that The Sunday Times says “raises silliness to an artform” and that The New Yorker hailed as “a no-holds barred smash hit”
Tickets are racing out the door so don’t miss your final chance to see one of the most anticipated musical comedy events of the year!

SPAMALOT plays for 1 weekend only – 6 performances, 2 – 5 October at the Concert Hall, QPAC.

Discounts available for groups 10+. To make a group booking, email or call (07) 3840 7466

Enrol now for Term 4 KIDS & YOUTH THEATRE


Javeenbah Theatre

cnr Stevens & Ferry Streets Nerang
by James Robson
Director Gay Gaye
Opening Night – 27th September at 8:00 pm – $25.00 incl Supper 
Mr Wonderful is a humorous & touching play centred around Norma Green’s desperation to find love & true happiness with a man
Norma is a middle-aged woman, working part-time in a factory & caring for her bedridden Mother
Norma is trying to find her Mr Wonderful through a dating agency
We see Norma first with a mind-numbing bore with a encyclopaedic knowledge of screws
Then Norma meets a retired Grammar School Teacher of English & PT
Finally Norma meets a fanatical cycling freak
However Norma is attracted to the teacher & invites him home to meet her Mother
Mrs Green is terrified that her daughter will leave her if she finds her Mr Wonderful
The couple leave for a weekend in Southport, where Norma receives a call from the neighbour caring for her Mother & has to return home
This play has an unexpected climax, but you will have to come to Javeenbah Theatre to find out
Sunday Matinee – 28th September at 2:00 pm
Thursday 2nd – Friday 3rd – Saturday 4th October at 8:00 pm
Thursday 9th – Friday 10th – Saturday 11th October at 8:00 pm
Phone or e-mail me
Tickets at $20.00 pp

High Society Cast

There will be a get-together for all cast & crew at the theatre on Wednesday night, 10th September, at 7pm.


Tracey—— Liz van Eck

Dinah——Jamaika Smith

Mother Lord—–Di Ennew

Seth Lord—–Graeme Speed

Uncle Willie—–Allen Ennew

Dexter—–Mike Sheehan

Mike—-Brian Pamphilon

Liz—Tahnee Arnold

George—Carl Moore

Butler—-Rod Ramsay


Jane Curran

Cathy Puglisi

Diana Mason

Luke Mulder

Belinda Toth

Melanie Doriean

Taylor Daley

Iesha Williams

Elly Kelly-Lloyde

Dylan Wheeler

Tim Roberts

AUDITIONS-Alice In Wonderland


When: Sat 27th & Sun 28th September

Where: Ballina Players Theatre, 24 Swift St Ballina

Information & Bookings: Essential, please contact Liz on 0402 419 985

Ages: 8-17 yrs old at time of opening

Show Dates: 9th, 10th, 11th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th January 2015

Rehearsals: Tuesdays 7-9pm, Thursdays 4-6pm