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.

Evita Auditions

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Auditions for Evita will be held on the weekend of 6-7 September. To request an audition time, please fill in the form with your details.

For more details, please read the EVITA Audition Pack.

Evita will be directed by Jim McMullen, with music direction by Casey White, and choreography by Shasha Chen and Eliza Shephard. Production dates: March 5-21 (13 performances).

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If you have any specific or alternative times you would prefer, please leave a comment.

Cabaret Photos

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Photos from our July 2014 production of Cabaret. All photos by Shae Waite.

Cabaret in the Media

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We've had a fantastic opening performances and received fabulous and audience and critical feedback.

"Canberra Philharmonic’s production of Cabaret will stand as one of the great standouts on Canberra’s Musical Theatre scene. Above the stage, the outstanding orchestra offers the reprise tunes as the enthralled audience leaves the theatre, aware that they have seen a Cabaret of the highest calibre. ... This Cabaret is a real feather in the cap for Canberra Philharmonic and the team. Don’t miss it!"
- Peter Wilkins, Canberra Critics Circle

"Of the several stage productions I’ve seen of ‘Cabaret’ over the years, this one was the most pleasing of all. You’d be a dummkopf to miss it!"
- Len Power, Canberra Critics Circle

"This is a musical with a sense of history as well as a dark humour and the power to disturb comfortable thinking. It should not be approached with a light heart and Canberra Philharmonic Society’s production ultimately shows why."
- Alanna Maclean, The Canberra Times

"Angel Dolejsi is mesmerising as the edgy, reptilian MC, commenting on events, singing and dancing up a storm with the brilliantly choreographed and costumed Kit Kat girls. Dave Smith (Ernst Ludwig), Kitty McGarry (Frauline Kost) and Ben Trabinger (Max) contribute characterisations that are strongly supported by an excellent ensemble cast, superb orchestra and costume design for this outstanding Philo production."
- Bill Stephens, CityNews

cabaret girls

Eating at Erindale

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There is quite a range of restaurants and fast food outlets available in Erindale, all within a short walking distance of the theatre. We've compiled a shortlist based on past experience and a bit of web searching.

We recommending booking in advance. If you have any good experiences or recommendations, please leave a comment below.

La Piazza have a special offer for Cabaret patrons - a complimentary drink with your mains. To claim the offer, print this voucher and bring it along.

La Piazza
3/33 Gartside Street, Wanniassa
(02) 6296 2995
http://www.lapiazza.net.au/
www.facebook.com/LaPiazzaErindale

Turkish Grill
9a/20 Gartside Street, Wanniassa
(02) 6231 9766
http://www.turkishgrill.com.au/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Turkish-Grill/203864583017465

China Tea House
2 Ricardo St, Wanniassa
(02) 6296 1259

Punjabi Hut
Erindale Shop 3B/ 38 Gartside St, Wanniassa
(02) 6296 1088
http://www.punjabihut.com.au/

Soulfood Kitchen Restaurant
Shop 8 38 Gartside St, Wanniassa
(02) 6231 2568
http://www.soulfoodkitchen.com.au

Oriental Terrace Restaurant
28 Denigan St, Wanniassa
(02) 6296 1288

Barbecue Nation Indian Grill
Shop 4, 33 Erindale Centre, Gartside St, Wanniassa
(02) 62966608
http://www.barbequenation.com.au/contacts.php

Erindale Vietnamese Restaurant
Unit 6/38 Gartside St, Wanniassa
(02) 6231 1033

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