Newsletter – Issue 14 2019

A few words from the President:

  • Our Director’s Night was amazing! There were 12 show Proposals! It was a very difficult decision as they were all excellent presentations, from talented Directors, however the committee under the guidance of our Artistic Director, Theresa Saunders have selected the show listed below. We are still finalizing things, but you can read a brief summary in this newsletter. More info will follow.
  • October 3rd 10am Only $5 Culture Caf at the HB Community Centre next month Featuring MOROCCO! Come along and enjoy a great morning of fun and friendship, learn a bit about a different culture and taste great food.
  • Friday Oct 15, Dracula hits the stage at Z-PAC Theatre for three weeks. It’s a while since we have performed a “scary” show and we hope you will enjoy it! Special Halloween performance too, on October 31st. Last week for early bird discount tickets. Book now! or Friday mornings at the theatre.
  • Sunday November 3 10am Auditions for Shakespeare In… and Out of Love. Contact me for more details. Brief outline below.
  • November 9 Fabulous Singing Teacher, Gunilla Myren will be holding a concert at Z-PAC on November 9 at 2pm. Everyone is welcome to come along to enjoy some wonderful music. A small entry fee will be charged.
  • November 16-17 Z-PAC ON SHOW – Come along and enjoy watching our talented Z-PAC Drama Students perform in their own showcase. Tickets $15 Adults/Concession and $10 Children 8-17. Tickets available at the door.
  • Thursday December 5th 6pm Z-PAC CHRISTMAS PARTY at Z-PAC Theatre. Free for members. More on this closer to the date.

Liane Mills

AT HB Neighbourhood Centre
10 am – 12 noon SEPTEMBER 5th

On the first Thursday of every month come along to the Hervey Bay Community Centre 22 Charles Street Pialba and enjoy a morning of entertainment, good food and friendship as you learn about fascinating countries around the world. Cost is only $5 per person and includes 2 tasting plates of food from the country of the day and tea/coffee.

Tickets for 2019 shows available now.

October 11-31

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. Rec ages 15+)
Dracula Early Bird Discount ends Sept 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 ends November 8th

Book shows early (3 weeks prior to opening night) to receive the early bird discount – up to $5 off each ticket

Z-Pac Theatre Drama School Presents:


A Drama Class Showcase Featuring the talented students from our Tinies, Juniors, Seniors and Adult Classes

Everyone is welcome

November 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
November 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

$10 Children 8-17

Open seating – tickets available at the door.
Doors open 1 hour prior to show.
Bar and Kitchen Services will be available before the show and at intermission


Here is a brief run-down of the 7 shows we look forward to presenting to you in 2020. It’s a great mix of comedy, drama, Australian, Classic and Quirky – and the Panto is back too! Tickets will be available online to book by December 2019.

Show 1
February 14, 15 and 16
Shakespeare In Love… and Out! Directed by Marjolijn Dudgeon
A Valentine’s Day Special at Z-PAC Theatre

A celebration of the Bard’s most delicious love scenes from Romeo and Juliet to A Midsummer Night’s Dream to Much Ado About Nothing to name but a few. Laugh and cry and sigh with the fabulous creations of the world’s greatest playwright and poet!

Show 2
February 28th 7:30pm, 29th 2pm
“Snapshots From Home” by Marjery Ford, Directed by Jonathan Dunn
Our first Z-PAC on the Move show closes its year-long run with this final weekend.

We have had a very successful 8 month run, performing this show at over 25 venues in Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Biggenden, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast. An honest, heartbreaking, and hilariously funny glimpse at the realities of life on the home front during World War Two.

Show 3
April 17 – May 3
‘Inspector Drake and the Black Widow’ by David Tristram
Directed by David Coleman

A comedy whodunit like you’ve never seen before as the world’s greatest detective investigates a straightforward case of dying illegally. But why was the victim badly disguised as his own wife?

Show 4
June 19 – July 5
‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ by Tennessee Williams, Directed by Jonathan Sharp

Tennessee Williams critically acclaimed drama and timeless masterpiece. Raw, unforgiving, entrancing and griping to the end. (adult themes and confronting issues ages 15+)

Show 5
August 21 – Sept 6
‘Almost, Maine’ by John Cariani, Directed by Tim Holstein

Welcome to Almost, Maine. Experience love, lust, loss, overwhelming joy and understated humour in this absurdist romantic comedy, which explores that most familiar concept – one we’ve all felt at some time in our lives – of feeling ‘Almost’.

Show 6
October 16 – 31
“Flummoxed” Written and Directed by Jonathan Dunn

Passion! Intrigue! Murder… and great period frocks! Sisters Lucille and Annette hilariously stumble their way through a bizarre odyssey of laugh inducing events with Italian proportions. Will they triumph or be flummoxed by fate?

Show 7
December 4 – 14
‘Dick Whittington and His Cat’ by Robert Marlowe, Directed by Roger Jennings
(Edited and reduced in length.)

Join us for a rat-packed panto party with a pirate, a street-smart feline and plenty of gags for the grown-ups in this traditional Pantomime for all the family.

Life Memberships

Life Membership of Z-PAC is an honour bestowed on those who have provided great service to the theatre for a period of 10 years or more. Members are requested to give consideration to any worthy recipients for Life Membership of Z-PAC Theatre. Nominations in writing must be completed by a current member of Z-PAC and submitted to the Secretary of the Management Committee before November 30th each year and will be voted for at the AGM in the following year.

Z-PAC Theatre On-the-Move presents Snapshots from Home, An Amateur Production by arrangement with by Margery Forde; Directed by Jonathan Dunn

Let Z-PAC Bring a Show to you. Z-PAC on the Move presents “Snapshots from Home”

Let us bring this show to your retirement villages, aged care facility, special community events or school. The play is called Snapshots from Home by Margery Forde and is based on the wartime memories of twenty-four men and women from Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. Commissioned to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of WWII in the Pacific, the play combines a series of ‘snapshots’, linked together by visual images, radio broadcasts, dance, music and song.

It is described as an honest, heartbreaking, and often hilariously funny glimpse at the realities of life on the home front during World War Two.

You tell us the date/time you want! The show runs for approximately 1 hour. Show available until February 28th 2020. One of Z-PAC’s most experienced directors, Jonathan Dunn is directing the show for our 2019-20 season. For more information or to make a booking, please contact Liane Mills, President Z-PAC Theatre
M: 0418 712636 or Email:



A celebration of the Bard’s most delicious love scenes from Romeo and Juliet to A Midsummer Night’s Dream to Much Ado About Nothing to name but a few. Laugh and cry and sigh with the fabulous creations of the world’s greatest playwright and poet!
Performances will be held over Valentine’s Day weekend in 2020, Feb 14,15,16.

Directed by long time Z-PAC Theatre director Marjolijn Dudgeon who brought such classics as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, The Crucible, Cosi, A Streetcar Named Desire and Secret Bridesmaids’ Business to the Z-PAC stage. Marjolijn Dudgeon will be assembling an ensemble cast to explore the most delicious love scenes and speeches from a variety of Shakespeare’s plays exposing the at-times capricious nature of love, from both the comedies and the tragedies.
Script selection pieces will be available by the week before the auditions.

We thank our sponsors so much. We couldn’t manage without their wonderful support.Details on our website
Some of our valuable Sponsors include:

  • Helloworld Travel – The Travel Professionals Hervey Bay – donations to Z-PAC
  • The Fraser Coast Regional Council for their support of Z-PAC with numerous grants
  • The Torquay Hotel for their support with special prices and service
  • Hervey Bay Security – monitoring our security system at no cost to us since 2013
  • Glenn Barsby at Southern Cross Austereo for radio adverts at special prices for Z-PAC
  • Our local Community Radio FM 107.5, for their enthusiastic promotion of Z-PAC
  • ABC Local Radio for promoting Z-PAC Theatre almost daily! Thanks Rick, David and Wayne
  • Tony, Bush2Beach for our signs, banners and promo materials
  • Hervey Bay RSL for sponsorships with our Historical record-keeping and show plaques
  • Adam Haidley, Hervey Bay Concreting, for his fabulous job on the foyer flooring
  • Thank you to Dan Krause of Street Art Concepts for painting the facade of the Theatre
  • Hervey Bay Culture Caf at the Neighbourhood Centre for their continued Support
  • Hervey Bay Timber Joinery for the lovely new front doors
  • Mac of Ezy Clean Skips Hervey Bay – for Skips whenever we need them! 0429 616 448
  • Allstrong Locksmiths & Security for their assistance with keys and security
  • Thank you to OFFICE WORKS Hervey Bay for the furnishings in our bio box renovations