Newsletter – Issue 18 2018

A few words from the President:

As the year draws to an end and we close our theatre curtains for the last time for 2018, I would like to say a huge THANK YOU to all our loyal patrons, hard-working members and fabulous supporters for their involvement this year in Hervey Bay’s beautiful Community Theatre. I would like to name everyone who has contributed, but this email with be ten pages long! Suffice to say, everyone’s contribution was so greatly appreciated and contributed to another very successful year at Z-PAC.
We had Six wonderful shows in 2018 and over 4,400 patrons attended, including lots of new faces of all ages. Over the holidays we are working on our first few shows of 2019. The Sherlock Homes Murder/Mystery/Farce The Games Afoot is rehearsing now for a March opening. The cast and crew are all busily learning lines and building sets – it’s going to be fabulous! The Australian Comedy Bombshells will be auditioning in February.
We are also using our quiet time to carry out some renovations including new foyer flooring (Thank you Adam Haidley, Hervey Bay Concreting) and new lighting and Bio Box renovations (thanks Jeff Sweeney and Michael Doherty), more air-conditioning and some general maintenance.
Tickets are now available for all shows. Memberships are now open and we will be having our great value Season Passes again, and Gift Vouchers too! Info and links to these are below. While we haven’t increased our ticket prices as such, this year we are forced to pass on the GST to patrons (which we absorbed in 2018, much to our Treasurer’s chagrin), so ticket prices appear slightly higher.
The Xmas Party was a great night enjoyed by all and the Fun Awards brought lots of laughter, so hopefully more entries in 2019!
Finally, a big congratulations to Trinity Smith (who starred in Z-PAC’s production of Wolf Lullaby). She has been awarded the Maryborough Regional Arts Council’s $1,200 Bursary and will be attending the McGregor Summer Arts Retreat at USQ Toowoomba in January. Thank you MRAC! We are so happy for Trinity and hope she enjoys this experience!
Liane Mills President


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First Audition for 2019
Bombshells May 30 – June 16

Auditions have opened for Bombshells.
Written by Joanna Murray-Smith
Directed by Theresa Saunders

A Fabulous, funny Australian play about 6 women who are either on the brink of a break through or a breakdown. (Adult themes and some adult language. Recommended ages 15+)

Audition Sunday February 10 1-4pm
If you are interested in Auditioning, please email and I’ll send you the Audition Pack.

Click on these links to complete your membership:


Season Pass:

Z-PAC Annual Memberships

Now Due for 2019

Become a member of your local theatre and join a vibrant, energetic artistic community.  Benefits include discounts on tickets and workshops and  access to volunteering opportunities.

  • Single: $33
  • Family: $60
  • Season Passes
    • Adult: $137.50 (inc 5 shows + Membership)
    • Concession: $110 (inc 5 shows + Membership)

Tickets for all shows available now.

Book early to receive the early bird discount (up to $5 off each ticket)

March 15-30 The Games Afoot
(or Holmes for the Holidays)

Written by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Liane Mills
The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering Sherlock Holmes style whodunit comedy.
Early Bird Discount 22 February

May 30 – June 16 Bombshells

Written by Joanna Murray-Smith
Directed by Theresa Saunders
A Fabulous, funny Australian play about 6 women who are either on the brink of a break through or a breakdown. (Adult themes and some adult language. Recommended ages 15+)
Early Bird Discount May 10

Aug 15 to Sept 14 The Producers

Written by Mel Brooks
Directed by Graeme Roberts
(Note show is playing at the Brolga also)
A well-loved madcap musical Comedy
Early Bird Discount July 26th

October 11-31 Dracula

Written by William McNulty
Directed by Katanee Draheim
Enjoy some Blood-curdling entertainment as Professor Van Helsing and his brave comrades must hunt down and destroy the profoundly evil Count Dracula. (Adult Themes, Horror. Recommended ages 15+)
Early Bird Discount September 20th

Nov 29 to Dec 15 Last of the Summer Wine

Written by Roy Clarke
Directed by Roger Jennings
They’re Back! Follow Foggy, Cleggy and Compo on a new madcap adventure into the realms of matrimony!!!
Early Bird Discount November 8th

Note – our Friday morning Theatre Box Office is now closed until early February.

Go on Holidays & Support Z-PAC!

4/9 Torquay Rd, Hervey Bay
(07) 4128 1900

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 the commissionable booking value of their booking to Z-PAC!
Joe, Linda and the team are ready to assist you with all your travel needs. Give them a call today.

A Big THANK YOU to Michelle and Les and the team at Hervey Bay Security

102 Islander Rd, Pialba QLD 4655 1300 651 427

For almost 4 years they have been monitoring the Security at Z-PAC, attending the premises when the alarm goes off and checking it day and night on their rounds.  Unfortunately, we are often subject to unwanted intruders and the security system is of great deterrent and keeps damage to a minimum.

We are now upgrading our security even further and Hervey Bay Security has offered to put in all the new units at no cost!!  How generous!! Please support this local business which not only provides an amazing range of security services, but also is a wonderful support of Z-PAC Theatre!

Thanks Michelle and Les!

Other valuable sponsors include:

  • The Torquay Hotel for their support throughout the year.
  • Glenn Barsby at Southern Cross Austereo for the great radio adverts at special prices for Z-PAC.
  • Our local Community Radio FM 107.5, for their enthusiastic promotion of Z-PAC.
  • Thank you to Gordon Burgemeister who has completed a lot of Electrical Work for us at Z-PAC at greatly reduced rates.
  • Thank you to Adam Haidley, Hervey Bay Concreting, for his fabulous job on the foyer flooring for a special Z-PAC Price.