Cast of Pirates of Penzance

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We are very excited to soon be working with this fabulous cast. A big thanks to everyone who took the time to audition. We were very impressed by the overall standard.

If you would like to be involved in Pirates in an off-stage role (crew, set building, painting, assisting with costumes, etc.), please contact us via .

Principals

Pirate King: Shane Horsburgh

Frederic: Marcus Hurley

Mabel: Maddison Lymn

Sergeant: Greg Sollis

Major General: David Cannell

Ruth: Kate Tricks

Daughters: Karyn Tisdell, Deanna Gibbs, Esther Ramsay

Ensemble

Police:

Lachlan Agett

Nick Beecher

Hayden Crosweller

Brendan Farnhill

Amelia Juniper Grey

Lara Niven

Emma Nicholls

Jessica Stewart

Anna Tully

Jadziah Oakes

Elle Willis

Pirates:

Lachlan Agett

Andrew Barrow

Adam Best

Nick Beecher

Callum Bodman

Dave Collins

Hayden Crosweller

Brendan Farnhill

Alexander Gorring

Nathan Patrech

Dave Shannon

Dale Stam

Production Team

Director: Kelda McManus

Music Director: Rhys Madigan

Choreographer: Annette Sharpe

Production Manager: Kate Tricks

Notice of AGM

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The Annual General Meeting of Canberra Philharmonic Society will be held on Monday 18 May, 7.30 pm at 18 Collie St, Fyshwick.

A new committee will be elected and annual reports and financial statements will be provided to members. Nomination and proxy forms, and the 2013 Annual Report are available here.

Only financial members are eligible to vote at the AGM. Membership can be renewed online.

Production Team for Pirates of Penzance

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Philo's next production will be The Pirates of Penzance, at Erindale Theatre from Oct 22 - Nov 7.

The production team is:

Director: Kelda McManus

Music Director: Rhys Madigan

Choreographer: Annette Sharpe

Audition information is located here. For future notifications of auditions, subscribe to our mailing list (see bottom right).

Evita Tickets on Sale

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Tickets for EVITA are now on sale and can be purchased here. Gift vouchers are also available and would make a great Christmas gift. For further notice of specials and promotions, subscribe to our mailing list by entering your details below.

Memberships now available online

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Philo is very grateful for the contributions of our members, as well as our major sponsor, Ricoh, whose generosity ensures our existence and continued success.

Membership forms and payments can now be processed online through our website. You can support Philo by joining as a 'full' member of the society or as a 'friend of Philo'. Full membership is required to be covered by our public liability insurance (required of cast members and volunteer), and to vote at AGMs.  Click here for more details.

We offer a discount on tickets to Philo members (excluding current cast). To claim the discount, please contact .

Mame 1983 Photos

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We were very grateful to receive photos from Philo's 1983 production of Mame from Roland Butt. We don't have digital prints for many of our previous productions and we love receive more and archive these online. If you have any you could share, please let us know via .

Evita 1988

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Evita 1988 Advert

The last time Evita was performed in Canberra, as far as we're aware, was in May 1988. A Canberra Philharmonic production ran for 6 performances at the Canberra Theatre. Jillian Donaldson starred as Eva Peron, with Stephen Fisher as Che and Phillip Dodd as Juan Peron. The production was directed by Stuart Maunder, with musical direction by Colin Fischer, choreography by Sami Shalom and costumes by Veronica Dzelde. Tickets were $17.

W. L. Hoffmann wrote of this production, "Having been present at the Sydney opening night of the professional production of Evita seven years ago, I can give no higher praise to this current Philharmonic production than to say that I enjoyed Firday night's performance just as much." (The Canberra Times, Thursday 12 May 1988)

If you were involved in this production, we'd love to hear from you (we'd also love to see photos). Please get in touch with us via or leave a comment below.

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Cast of Evita 2015

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Philo is excited to announce the fabulous cast of Evita 2015.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to audition. If you would like to be part of this production in an off-stage role (crew, set building, painting, assisting with costumes, etc.), please contact us via .

Principals

Eva Peron: Kelly Roberts

Che: Grant Pegg

Juan Peron: Tony Falla

Mistress: Beth Deer

Magaldi: Michael Hansen

Understudy to Eva: Shell Tully

Understudy to Che: Lachlan McIntyre

Ensemble

Tony D’Abrera
Ian Bartlett
Hayden Crosweller
Neil Forbes
Sign Hanson
Michael Jeffries
Peter Karmel
Rhys Madigan
Lachlan McIntyre
Richard Niven
John Potter
Luis Santos
David Shannon
James Tighe
Jake Willis

Cara Bessey
Theresa Buetre
Deanna Gibbs
Adele Haussmann
Amelia Juniper-Grey
Kitty McGarry
Anne McLeod
Kelda McManus
Frances McNair
Emma Nichols
Eliza Niven
Lara Niven

Tessa Niven
Katie Phillips
Esther Ramsay
Shennia Spillane
Salote Temu
Fiona Tregoning
Kate Tricks
Shell Tully
Anna Tully
Karyn Tisdell
Jenny Watson

 

Yard Clean Up – Aug 23

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This Saturday we filled another skip load with rubbish from the yard ... and finally the yard is tidy! We had a good number of helpers out, lured by the promise of pies warmed in the pie warmer we found in the costume room. The pies were burning hot.

Inside the rehearsal room, work continued on the insulation - now over halfway stapling the sarking to the rafters. This work must be finished next weekend ahead of Evita auditions on the following weekend.

Insulation Installation

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After enduring some chilly Cabaret rehearsals and having a strong desire not to bake during Evita rehearsals, this weekend the team took to the task of insulating the roof of the rehearsal space.

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