A few words from the President:
Great review from patrons for brilliant Acting, the wonderful Front of House experience and the beautiful set of the current show It’s Only a Play
Congratulations to Joanne and her Front of House team and Derek and his maintenance team – so many positive comments about the friendly staff, lovely decorations and wonderful music in the foyer. And so many comments about the beautiful set too. So much work goes into it all and we thank you for your dedication and hard work . The actors too have worked so hard and are putting in amazing performances which the audience is loving! One weekend to go – don’t miss out – book now!
If you’ve seen the show, we’d love you to write a review on our Facebook page or in Trip Advisor
Two shows auditioning soon. See below for details!After this show, we will be busy rehearsing our final two productions for the year. Auditions coming up very soon so if you have an interest in performing, see below for details! The Xmas Panto is a great way to engage new actors and young performers.
Volunteers cleaning the cottageBig Thanks to our lovely ladies Helen Jennings and Katrin Chrysaphis for their wonderful work in the Cottage. I don’t think it has ever looked better! All our Costumes and props are so tidy, making it so much easier to find everything, and providing a much needed extra rehearsal space!
MOU with Culture Caf at the Community CentreMemorandum of Understanding with the Culture Caf has just been renewed for another year. Culture Caf is a great monthly event open to the public, which showcases different Cultures each month, serving food from the country and providing entertainment. See Flyer at the end of the Newsletter. Each month I host the event and have the opportunity to share with the 150 attendees what is coming up at Z-PAC. Z-PAC provides costumes and props for the events too. Recently our Tech Director Jeff Sweeney installed their new lighting, ably assisted by Michael Doherty. In return, Culture Caf promotes Z-PAC to all its members and volunteers, who regularly attend our shows and even volunteer with us! Great to see community groups working together!
Z-PAC Performs out in the CommunityThis past month Z-PAC has performed shows at Torbay Retirement Village, the Focus on Friendship Morning Tea at the Urangan Community Centre and at the Seniors Expo. All were very well received and Torbay and Urangan CC would love more! It is great to be able to provide entertainment for those who do not have the opportunity to attend our theatre. Thanks to Steve Dixon for his involvement with me, and to Jeff Sweeney for his valuable assistance running the sound.
Best wishes and see you at Z-PAC soon! Liane Mills President
Directed by Jonathan Dunn
Auditions: August 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Intriguing! Gripping! Breathtakingly audacious. WOLF LULLABY by Hilary Bell is coming to ZPAC. This play unapologetically packs a punch and will grip audiences until its final moment.
In a bleak, remote town, a small child is murdered. Suspicion falls upon nine-year-old Lizzie. Angela, Lizzie’s young mother, is convinced her daughter is guilty. She must make the torturous choice between ignoring what her intuition tells her, and presenting Lizzie to the police, with painfully extracted information. Lizzie is constantly haunted by a ‘Wolf’, which seems to overwhelm her and, in her words, ‘swallow’ her.
For the four characters of this play, all their accepted beliefs about the world are challenged. WOLF LULLABY explores the disturbing question “can someone be born evil?” The situation for these characters tests the bonds between parent and child, society and individual.
This is a unique opportunity for local artists to extend their skills and immerse themselves in a classic of Australian Gothic literature. With a small cast, the experience for both actor and audience will be intense. For more information, download an audition package. Auditions occur August 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Z-PAC Theatre – 15 Zephyr St Scarness.
Auditions: Xmas Pantomime Babes in the Woods
by arrangement with Lazy Bee Scripts
For all the information, go to the audition page on our website
Sunday Nights are Music Nights at Z-PAC Theatre
The Country Rock & Blues Music Club at Z-PAC provide a stage for performers both amateur and professional. Come along and jam with our live band or go solo. It’s a great platform for instrumental and vocal artists of all genres to show their talents and further develop their music skills. Age is no barrier.
Licensed Bar, Hot drinks and light snacks available. Doors open 5:30 for 6:00 pm start
FREE entry for Z-PAC Members and $5 for General Public. Children Under 15 Free.
It’s Only a Play – by Terrence McNally.
July 27-August 11 Final Weekend this weekend
Directed by Mark Thomson and Theresa Saunders
Some Adult language and Adult Themes. Not suitable for children.
A sizzling comic celebration of theatre at its best and theatre people at their not-so-best.
It’s the opening night of “The Golden Egg” on Broadway and there’s a lavish party at the producer’s townhouse as they await the first reviews. The action takes place in the bedroom above the party where a group of insiders have staked themselves out to be the first to hear the reviews. In the group are the excitable playwright, the unstable director, the pill popping, aging star with an ankle monitor, the playwright’s supposed best friend, the show’s producer, the acerbic drama critic and a wannabe young actor who combine to create a sharp and comic comment on theatre and the people who inhabit it.
Tickets selling fast. Final two shows this weekend. Book today. Online Book or at the Box Office at the theatre Fridays 9-12
A wonderful Family Event hosted by Fraser Coast Artslink
An Enchanted Evening in the Chinese Gardens is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the talented visual, written and preforming artists of the Wide Bay. We are very excited about the excellence of the local visual and performing artists and food and beverage producers who are involved in the event. Music will be provided throughout the evening by fantastic artists including Gunilla Myren’s School of Music, Mellow Mania and Timbre. There will be an art gallery presenting a variety of upcoming and established artist whose works will be for sale.
Tickets available online – Cost of tickets $45 includes gourmet picnic hamper, keepsake glass with a drink & lucky door prize.
Sponsorship – Helloworld Travel
Go on Holidays and support Z-PAC!
Book your next holiday at Helloworld Travel Hervey Bay and raise funds for Z-PAC Theatre! Every time you book a holiday with Helloworld Travel Hervey Bay, mention Z-PAC Theatre and they will record your details and make a donation of 1% of their profits to Z-PAC! (see more details at the end of this newsletter!)