The Sleeping Beauty

The ad will be shared on social media and will also play at the Mildura Deakin Cinema Complex before each movie in the month leading up to the performance. Keep an eye out for it! If you see it let us know on facebook!

The Sleeping Beauty 2017

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Annual General Meeting 2016

annual-general-meeting-2016Notice is hereby given that the 2016 Annual General Meeting of the Red Cliffs Musical Society will take place on Wednesday 24th August 2016 at 7:30pm at the Power House in Hugh King Drive Mildura.

All interested people, society members and life members are encouraged to attend.

 

NOTICE IS GIVEN THAT A SPECIAL RESOLUTION WILL BE PUT TO THE AGM AS FOLLOWS:

“The name of the Red Cliffs Musical Society Incorporated No. A00113G be changed to “Musical Society Mildura Incorporated”

 

To put simply the AGM is a short meeting to thank the outgoing committee of RCMS and to elect a new committee.

The committee for the last 2 years has been engaged in talks with society members and life members regarding a possible name change. There was enough support for a name change that a survey was conducted and months of discussion has lead to Musical Society Mildura Inc. being chosen to best represent the group going forward. At the AGM, members will be asked to vote if ‘YES’ the new name will be adopted or ‘NO’ it will not be adopted. This is the chance for you to have a say and make your vote count.

If you would like to nominate for Committee you can find a Nomination Form here which has to be returned to the Secretary or any executive of the committee 24hrs before the meeting

If you cannot make the meeting but would like your vote counted, you can elect a proxy who is a member and who will be in attendance who can vote on your behalf. Proxy form here.

 

If you would like to discuss this further, please don’t hesitate to contact President – Donald Mayne, Vice President – Steve Prescott, Treasurer – Bill Lewis or any other current committee member. You can also message the RCMS FB Page.

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Spamalot October 2016

Yes, the Rumors are true Mildura Theatre Company in Partnership with Red Cliffs Musical Society are putting on the Musical Spamalot at the Australian Inland Botanical Gardens, October 2016!

NOW LOOKING FOR CAST MEMBERS

Auditions start on the 23rd of June – Bookings Online NOW

Rehearsal Start on the Thursday 14th July

Production Dates

Friday 7th, Saturday 8th,

Wednesday 12th, Thursday 13th, Friday 14th, Saturday 15th of October 2016

 This is an exciting new chapter in Mildura Theatre with this partnership for the great Origin Theatrical.

Monty Python’s Spamalot

The following links direct you to the Mildura Theatre Company website.

Audition Booking

Information

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Welcome New Life Member

Congratulations to newest Life Member of Red Cliffs Musical Society Bill Lewis.

Bill was awarded his life membership at this years after-party of the successful pantomime Puss In Boots.

Joining the society in 1993, Bill has been involved in 28 productions many of which saw him take the stage in demanding supporting character roles. Bill is a valuable member of the society both on and off the stage. He has been a member of the committee for many years and is currently Treasurer for the society. He is quick to lend a hand with building and painting sets, bumping in and out and has also helped his wife Narie to find and make props for various productions.

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Membership 2015/2016

RCMS General Membership fees are now due for the 2015/2016 year. The 2016/2017 fees will be due at the start of October 2016.
Fees for 2015/2016 are as follows:
$25 senior
$15 junior

This does not include individual show levy.

Show levies are as follows:

$20 per show for adults (15 and over)

$15 per show for juniors (14 and under)

The big question often asked is ‘do you need to go into a show to be a member?’ The simple answer is NO!
We always encourage members who are willing to do a show if they want to get involved, but we also community members who want to be part of a theatre community and want to contribute either financially or with a willingness to support RCMS in whatever way they can to be involved.

The membership now comes with a few extra opportunities for you to enjoy events and shows ran by RCMS.
In addition to voting rights at our annual general meeting, you also gain the right to voice which directions the society should focus, both with their show choices, general business and the future of RCMS.
One of the new features of Membership is the introduction of 1 free adult ticket per show season. This will allow you to always enjoy one show on us. We encourage you to invite a friend along so that you can share in the experience.

New online features for signing up as a member will appear soon. We are just working on the easiest way for this to happen.

PUSS IN BOOTS

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Vale Betty Lister

The Red Cliffs Musical Society community was saddened on the weekend to hear of the passing of Life Member (2001) Betty Lister.

Many will know Betty as one half of an amazing partnership who along with her husband Bill contributed hugely to the success of many of the shows from the mid 70’s right up until now.

When you think of a Society that has a 77 year history, over 125 shows and a member base that ranges in age from children right up to the 90’s you have to recognise that before a lot of the current membership, people were actively paving a course for the younger members by hard work, dedication and at times taking risks. Betty was one of these people and along with Bill, have left a lasting legacy that younger members can look up to and aspire to be like.

Betty began her involvement with the society in 1974, although she was a taxi mum for her young son who was performing in shows a couple of years before that.

During her membership in the society, her roles were varied and Betty was very happy to serve in whatever capacity to make a show or the just the society in general a success.

Betty started her involvement in the society as a chorus member, lending her soprano voice to support many a lead. This is a place where many people start and is a great place to meet people and get to know how the society runs. It is here that Betty fostered many of the friendships that have become lifelong and close.

From the chorus, Betty developed her passion and began branching out into other areas of the society.

During her time in the society, Betty was a great assistance to costume personnel and continued contributing to this part of the society by doing a range of jobs in costumes for many Pantomimes. She also prompted, worked on scenery, was always at the forefront of organizing and assisting with social events for RCMS, was always there for Powerhouse cleanups, helped with organising the Christmas party BBQ’s. If something needed to be done, Betty was always first in line to help and assist in any way possible.

Betty was given the role of wardrobe mistress after some time with the society and successfully did this role for a number of years up until just a few years ago. Many a show was successful in the wardrobe department because of Betty’s attention to detail and knowledge of costume design, colour and wardrobe matching and her trained skills in repair and adjustment. This role also led to Betty being a member of the committee for a number her years.

During her committee tenures, Betty served diligently by up filling many roles and being a voice for the society on a number of major issues that have shaped the societies standing in the community to this day. For her efforts and outstanding contribution to the arts and the society, Betty joined her husband Bill who was awarded a life membership in 1995 by being awarded her own life membership in 2001 making her the 32nd recipient of this award since its inception in 1962. A worthy recipient and another example of how Bill and Betty worked together as a formidable team for the society.

Bill and Betty stepped down from active committee duties following the 2013 AGM but have continued to be influential as Life members in the society. Keeping Committee accountable and making sure that the history of the society and its involvement in the community was passed down to younger and newer members.

I am so pleased to also recognise the amazing contribution that Betty (and Bill) made to the success of our new Arts Centre and also the success of our first production on the newly finished stage by helping out in the front of house during our staging of Chicago as well as many of our shows up until this year.

Betty made an outstanding contribution not only to the practical aspects of the society, but also to the members young and old. Her honesty, work ethic, love of seeing people look and perform their best and her diligence in doing her job are all aspects to be commended, respected and to be aspired to.

Betty has now joined many past members in the world of heavenly theatre. Her contribution and legacy is now forever in the hearts and minds of all who have been impacted by Betty.

To Bill and your family. The Society not only offer our sympathies and thoughts to you at this time.

To Betty, thank you for your outstanding contribution over many years, may you now know peace more than you could ever have imagined.

 

Vale Betty Lister.

 

Funeral Details:

Time: 1pm Wednesday 21st October 2015

Location: Sunraysia Funerals

*This will be followed by a graveside committal at Nichols Point Lawn Cemetery and a reception following the committal will be held at the Irymple Masonic Centre (15th Street)

REHEARSAL UNDERWAY

 

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A great first rehearsal to all the chorus members today. It was great to see so many returning faces and also a great number of new cast.

With Steve and Isaac at  the helm we are assured of a fantastic pantomime! Keep up the enthusiasm and fun and have a great rehearsal season.

We will be checking in periodically with updates as rehearsals progress.

 

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PUSS IN BOOTS – Lead Cast

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The first two rehearsals have been completed with the lead characters for the production of PUSS IN BOOTS.

Rehearsals begin for all chorus members this Sunday at 1pm at the Powerhouse.


Leads

(L – R) Paige Lang – Princess Florabunda, Peter Lang – King Egbert, Dylan Watson – Harry, Trudi Louchard – Witch Hazelwood, Sophie Mouskovias – Puss, Bill Lewis – Chancellor Chizzelwit, Kane Hudson – Queen Hortense