My Fair Lady Countdown Is On!

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COUNTDOWN TO CLASSIC

This wonderful classic musical is on the way to the Mildura Arts Centre from the wickedly creative production team of the Red Cliffs Musical Society led by Kelly Morrison.

This show has been years in the making with 2015 being where all the marbles fell into place.

Leading lady Kerryn Taylor and local theatre legend Peter Lang along with 35 ensemble actors and 10 musicians have been rehearsing for 4 months to bring this classic musical to life.

Opening on Thursday 10th of September at the Mildura Arts Centre, followed by shows on the 11th, 12th and 13th ensure that there is plenty of chance to be in the audience.

Tickets are available at the Mildura Arts Centre, either online or in person. Tickets will also be available at the box office before each performance.

Please come along, or pass the word around to people that might be interested.

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Grab your tickets now!

2016 Pantomime “Puss In Boots” Information Night

Untitled-3-01The 2016 RCMS Pantomime ‘Puss In Boots’ will be having its Information session on Thursday 17th September at 7:30pm at the Power House in Hugh King Drive Mildura.

The pantomime is a great way for younger kids from 8yrs to be involved with live theatre. Mums and Dads are encouraged to join their kids on stage in this amazing show written by RCMS Life Member Russ Gittins.

Auditions will follow on Sunday 20th and Monday 21st September with rehearsals starting Monday 5th October.

Please join us for this fantastic show. Come along to the info night and see how you can get involved!

Vale Shirley

 

The Red Cliffs Musical Society would like to pay our respect to the late Shirley Bowie, who passed away on Saturday, August 1st. Many members, past and present, of RCMS have been students of Shirley and she regularly attended our performances. Her success as a singing teacher is undeniable, with many of her students going on to have careers in musical theatre and opera throughout Australia and even overseas. She was also a past member of RCMS and appeared on stage in our production of “No, No Nanette” in 1983. The contribution Shirley made to performing arts in this area will long be remembered.

Vale Shirley.

 

Peter Lang
RCMS Life Member

DIRECTORS WANTED FOR 2016

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Red Cliffs Musical Society are looking for Directors interested in making a submission for the 2016 season.

We hold productions generally in May and September.

Potential Directors will need to discuss ideas with the committee then put in an official submission before the committee.

In past years we have tried to do a smaller type musical in the May slot and a bigger full cast production in September.

If you are interested in Directing a show with RCMS, contact Donald Mayne (President) or a member of the committee with your idea for a musical.

We are not taking suggestions for musicals from people that are not intending to Direct at this time.

 

RCMS Annual General Meeting Announcement

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Society financial members, life members and guests are invited to the AGM which is to be held at the Power House, Hugh King Drv Mildura

19th August at 7:30pm.

NOMINATIONS FOR COMMITTEE

Nominations for the 2015/16 committee are now open. Fill out a Nomination Form and return to Jan Marshall (Secretary) at a My Fair Lady rehearsal or post to PO BOX 212 Mildura Vic 3502.

IN THE EVENT OF A VOTE

If more than one person is nominated for an executive position (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer) or there are more people nominated to be general committee members than required there will be a vote to elect a member to that position.

IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND

If a financial or life member cannot attend the AGM they can fill out a Proxy form and assign their vote to another member on their behalf.

Completed Proxy forms must be in the hands of the Secretary before the start of the meeting.

Postal and Electronic Proxy forms must be in the hands of the Secretary 24 hours before the meeting date.

2015 Tony Awards Performances

2015 TONY AWARD PERFORMANCES

Tony season has come and gone, so below I have posted the performances from this years show. The 2 stand out performances this year in my opinion were SOMETHING ROTTEN! and FUN HOME.

Something Rotten! set in 1595 follows 2 brothers trying to make it in the theatre world, as they compete with their contemporary… William Shakespeare. The Tony performance showcases a classic broadway style with a modern “meta-self aware” approach.

Fun Home is based on a 2006 graphic novel memoir of the same name. Broadways first lesbian protagonist character attempts to unfurl the mysteries surrounding her fathers life. Young actress Sydney Lucas is captivating as the young Alison Bechdel and her performance caught me off guard. The simple melody and staging coupled with the powerful message and delivery has seen me watch this many times.

Gigi

It Shoulda Been You

The King And I

On The Town

An American In Paris

On The Twentieth Century

The Visit

 

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My Fair Lady – Leads Announced – 1st Rehearsal

Meet our Leads

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Back Row (L – R) Michael Hogan as Colonel Pickering, Jim Donnelly as Alfred P Doolittle, Peter Lang as Professor Henry Higgins, Brent Sullivan as Freddy Eynsford-Hill.
Front Row (L – R) Brenda Hudson as Mrs Higgins, Maxine Marshall as Mrs Pearce, Kerryn Taylor as Eliza Doolittle.
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President Message May 2015

Hello and Welcome to the all new RCMS website!!

I would first, like to acknowledge the hard work put in by Glen Barrow to update our site and bring the site into the modern and exciting time of our society and into the future.

I would also like to congratulate the amazing cast and crew from the show “Gershwin: A Musical Journey”. As the Musical Director and Arranger for this show, it was amazing to see the music come alive on the Mildura Arts Centre stage and those in attendance truly felt like that they were joining us on that journey. Congratulations to the cast and also to Pam Bradley for all of her hard work in bringing it all together for the stage.

Sadly for us, One of our major sponsors for this and other shows, Win Television, has closed its bureau in Mildura as of this week. I would like to personally thank them for the coverage that you have provided in the arts in this region for well over half a century. Your effort to bring the local news that matters will be missed but I know greater things await all of you.

The Society has a long history and one which has provided a wide and varied selection of shows to be performed to audiences throughout our Mallee region.

This is set to continue as we launch into the classic “My Fair Lady”. This show is a true classic!!! I wish Kelly Morrison and his team the best as they tackle this wonderful production and hope to see as many people as possible come and support the show.

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RCMS’ My Fair Lady – Rehearsals – Monday, Thursday & Sunday

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 Rehearsal Starts on Monday the 1st of June 2015

Location: The Powerhouse @ 7.30pm