Newsletter – Issue 11 2018

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 cottage

Big 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 Centre

Memorandum 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 Community

This 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 read more

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Newsletter – Issue 10 2018

A few words from your Z-PAC Committee:

  • NEW AIR-CONDITIONING – keeping our Actors cool under pressure!

    Our actors now have new and super quiet air-conditioners in their backstage dressing rooms! Thank you to Mid Coast Air Conditioning for their support of Z-PAC Theatre.


    Hervey Bay Security Continues to provide amazing service to Z-PAC, totally free. We so appreciate their continued support over the last four years. If you are looking for Security, you couldn’t do any better than Hervey Bay Security. http://ohmy.com.au read more

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Newsletter – Issue 9 2018

Dear Z-PAC Members and Supporters


    If you have some free time on a Tuesday Morning, Z-PAC would be most grateful for your assistance with set building and general maintenance. Thank you so much! Just come along and say Hi to Derek. You don’t have to sign up for life! Just come and lend a hand when you are free. He will make you most welcome. read more

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Newsletter – Issue 8 2018

Dear Z-PAC Members and Supporters

Report from our latest Z-PAC Management Meeting:

  • Graeme Roberts New Artistic Director

    Due to heavy work commitments, Louise Fantinel has had to step down as Artistic Director at Z-PAC Theatre. Z-PAC Committee has appointed Graeme Roberts to the Position. We thank him for accepting this position and know the Z-PAC Community will give him their full support. We thank Louise for her support and appreciate her remaining on the committee.

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Newsletter – Issue 7 2018

A Few Words from the President, Liane Mills

It is with a heavy heart we share the sad news of the recent passing of one of our wonderful supporters, George Mclean, partner of Suzanne Geddes. For many years George contributed greatly in the technical area of the theatre, before illness made him largely settle back as a patron. However, he still managed to assist with Front of House and back stage where he could (pictured with Suzie and Director, Judith LaForest working on the show The Odd Couple in March 2017).

We will all miss his friendly manner and cheerful smile which always brightened those around him. Rest in Peace George.

George McleanGeorge Mclean, Suzanne Geddes and Judith La Forest

Moving on to some cheery news – our second show for the year, Driving Miss Daisy was a huge success with audiences delighted. Hope you had a chance to see it! Ticket sales reached 901 with the final two shows sold out. We are so upset having to disappoint people when they call for tickets and the show is sold out.

Please book now for our next show, Duets. The Show is a wonderful sweet comedy and runs for only two weekends, June 22 to July 1. Click here to book (more info below).

Best wishes and see you at Z-PAC!

Liane Mills President


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Cr George Seymour

A BIG Thank you to our new Mayor, George Seymour for providing funding in the sum of $2,500 to assist with monies towards the replacement of the stage curtains and tracking.

And a Special Thanks to George who has agreed to “Act” in our upcoming Production “It’s Only A Play”. He will be the voice-over of a TV Announcer that comes on periodically throughout the show. We needed an American Accent and immediately thought of you! Thanks for your help with this George!

DUETS – 2 weeks only – June 22 to July 1

Directed by Graeme Roberts, Katanee Lillette Draheim and Jamin Eggerling
Tickets selling fast. Book today. Online Book or at the Box Office at the theatre Fridays 9-12

A gloriously funny examination of the chaotic world of love, relationships and why the grass is never greener. Four sets of characters, four crucial moments.

  • Jonathan and Wendy are on a blind date and hoping to get it right this time even though they’ve never got it right before;
  • Barrie is not really interested in women but Janet sees that as no reason to stop trying;
  • Shelley and Bobby have decided to holiday in Spain to finalize their divorce whilst drowning in cocktails;
  • Angela is marrying for the third time to the dismay of her sister Toby and amidst a barrage of bad omens and a dress resembling a parachute.

Country Rock Blues Club

Club Nights Every Sunday from 6pm

Come along on a Sunday from 6pm. Everyone welcome to attend. Weekly Club nights are FREE for Z-PAC members; $5 for Visitors.

NEXT CONCERT October 21st

Concerts run Sundays 1pm-6pm and feature guest artists along with our local club members.


Performance Karaoke - 2018

Friday June 15th from 6:30 pm

Come join us for a fun-filled night of singing and lots of laughter at Z-PAC’s Karaoke Night!

Everyone welcome. Free Entry. Licensed Bar.

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Newsletter – Issue 6 2018

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A Few Words from the President, Liane Mills

What a fabulous first weekend for Godspell! The audiences for this sellout show have been so enthusiastic and thoroughly enjoyed it. Congratulations to Directors Tim Holstein and Cherie Treloar and the entire cast and crew for this brilliant production. Hope you have seen the show and if not, there are a few tickets left for next weekend, so book here https://www.trybooking.com/TJIS

At a Zonta Breakfast for International Women’s Day recently, I had the pleasure of meeting the amazing actor, teacher and director Dawn Albinger. It would be wonderful to have Dawn come up and do some workshops with our actors, and we are in discussions now to see if we can make this happen.

Great meeting last week with our Mayor George Seymour, Councillor David Lewis and FCRC Director of Development and Community Toni Averay. Z-PAC Vice President Derek Barrington and I have a wonderful time showing them around the theatre and discussing the Theatre’s needs now and into the future. Lots of positive energy and progress to be made together. Stay tuned for more on this.

Secretary Steve Dixon has been working with Roger Jennings on plans for a new Curtain at the front of the Stage – woohoo! Haven’t had one since we extended the stage several years ago.

Preview Night for Volunteers is always something they look forward. Having a special preshow viewing for our hard working volunteers, along with a complimentary drink from the bar and some nibbles is just one small way Z-PAC can say thank you to our active volunteers, and the Preview Night for Godspell was Fabulous! If you are interested in being part of ZPAC, contact me for more information.

Strategic Planning Meeting on the weekend with our re-elected Committee was very productive with lots of procedural fine tuning to assist with the year ahead. Your committee is feeling really excited and humbled by the overwhelming support we have received from our members and the community in general. Please always let us know how we can serve you better.

Liane Mills President


Torquay Hotel LogoA BIG Thank you to the Torquay Hotel Hervey Bay For their fantastic support and donations in 2017.
Their assistance with drink prices during the year and all their help catering for our Christmas party (food, venue, drinks) was wonderful. We are so grateful for their help! We look forward to their continued support in 2018. Please support those who support your Community Theatre.

Godspell The Musical – March 16 – 25

Godspell PosterDirected by Cherie Treloar and Tim Holstein

One week left. Tickets selling fast. Book today.

A well-loved musical based on the Gospel according to Matthew, Godspell, features a comedic troupe of eccentric players who team up with Jesus to teach his lessons in a new age through parables,
games, and tomfoolery.
Online Book: https://www.trybooking.com/TJIS or at the Box Office at the theatre Fridays 9-12

Country Rock Blues Club

CRB PosterClub Nights Every Sunday from 6pm
Come along on a Sunday from 6pm. Everyone welcome to attend. Weekly Club nights are FREE for Z-PAC members; $5 for Visitors.
CONCERT First concert April 15
Concerts run Sundays 1pm-6pm and feature guest artists along with our local club members.

Auditions Coming Up……

Auditions LogoApril 14 10-12 for It’s Only a Play by Terrence
McNally, Directed by Mark Thomson and Theresa Saunders. Cast required 5 Male, 2 Females
Show Running July 27-August 11.
For More information, visit our website.


Newsletter Contacts: For feedback and general enquiries, please contact Lian Mills President 0418 712636; www.zpactheatre.com; https://www.facebook.com/zpactheatre/

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