Cast Announcement – BARNUM

posted in: Society News | 0

After a huge few days of auditions, we're thrilled to announce the cast of BARNUM. We are very excited to soon start working with these fabulous people. Thanks to everyone who took the time to audition - it was a very competitive process and we're sorry we couldn't include all of you.

If you would like to be involved in an off-stage role (crew, set building, painting, ushering, assisting with costumes, etc.), please contact us via  with your interest and skills (if applicable). We'll also be putting out calls for volunteers at various times through our Facebook group Friends of Philo.

To be the first to be notified when early bird tickets go on sale, sign up to our mailing list at the bottom of the site.

Principals

Barnum - Greg Sollis

Charity – Julia Walker

Jenny Lind – Demi Smith

Ringmaster – Jano Simko

Bailey – Paul Sweeney

Tom Thumb – Mark Zatschler

Joyce Heth – Meaghan Stewart

Ensemble & Supporting Roles

Sarah Bevan
Kara Blackburn
Rachael Blemings
Elizabeth Caddy
Bec Gillett
Siân Jackson
Brittany Lewis
Stephanie McConnell
Silvana Moro
Emily O'Brien
Emily Pogson
Madelyn White
Charlotte Whiter
Melissa Wong

Cameron Allen
Adam Best
Elliot Cleaves
Isaac Gordon
Jason Mackenzie
Benjamin Martin
Andrew Rayner
Alexander Smith

2018 AGM

posted in: Society News | 0

For Philo Members: our Annual General Meeting this year will be held on Monday 30th April 2018, 7.30 pm, at 18 Collie St, Fyshwick. Please arrive a bit beforehand so that we can start the meeting on time.

Being involved in theatre isn’t all glamour, glitzy opening nights and champagne! There is a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes and it’s worth knowing about these things – how we performed during the previous year, what money went where, what worked for us and what didn’t, who does what, and our future plans. There is also the opportunity to have your opinion heard and even the chance to join the committee to help make decisions about the future direction of the Society, PLUS you get wine and nibbles afterwards.

The agenda for the meeting is:

  1. Confirm the minutes of the previous AGM
  2. Receive committee reports and the statement of accounts covering activities in the last financial year
  3. Elect a new committee
  4. Receive nominations for life members

Please note:

  • Only current financial members can vote at the AGM. If you are receiving this, you are currently a financial member. We have separately emailed those whose membership will expire before the AGM.
  • If you would to review a copy of the reports and accounts ahead of the meeting, please request this by emailing the secretary via . These will be available a week prior to the meeting.
  • If you have any business to raise at the AGM (not requiring a special resolution), please email the secretary one week prior to the meeting.
  • Nominations for committee and proxy nominations must be submitted to the secretary one week prior to the meeting. The form is available to download here.

Jesus Christ Superstar

posted in: Society News | 2

We're excited to announce that our March 2018 production will be JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR!

The creative team are:

Director: Jim McMullen
Music Director: Casey White
Assistant MD: Caleb Cambell
Choreographers: Courtney Whitcombe and Charlie Gearside

Click here for audition details.

2017 AGM

posted in: Society News | 0

For Philo Members: our Annual General Meeting this year will be held on Monday 8th May 2017, 7.30 pm, at 18 Collie St, Fyshwick. Please arrive a bit beforehand so that we can start the meeting on time.

Being involved in theatre isn’t all glamour, glitzy opening nights and champagne! There is a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes and it’s worth knowing about these things – how we performed during the previous year, what money went where, what worked for us and what didn’t, who does what, and our future plans. There is also the opportunity to have your opinion heard and even the chance to join the committee to help make decisions about the future direction of the Society, PLUS you get wine and nibbles afterwards.

The agenda for the meeting is:

  1. Confirm the minutes of the previous AGM
  2. Receive committee reports and the statement of accounts covering activities in the last financial year
  3. Elect a new committee
  4. Receive nominations for life members

Please note:

  • Only current financial members can vote at the AGM. If you are receiving this, you are currently a financial member. We have separately emailed those whose membership will expire before the AGM.
  • If you would to review a copy of the reports and accounts ahead of the meeting, please request this by emailing the secretary via . These will be available a week prior to the meeting.
  • If you have any business to raise at the AGM (not requiring a special resolution), please email the secretary one week prior to the meeting.
  • Nominations for committee and proxy nominations must be submitted to the secretary one week prior to the meeting. The form is available to download here.

Cast of CHICAGO 2017

posted in: Society News | 0

We are very excited to soon start working with this fabulous cast. A big thanks to everyone who took the time to audition. To those who missed out: we're so sorry we couldn't include you.

If you would like to be involved in CHICAGO in an off-stage role (crew, set building, painting, ushering, assisting with costumes, etc.), please contact us via . We'll also be putting out calls for volunteers at various times through our Facebook group Friends of Philo.

Principals

Velma Kelly: Kelly RobertsCHICAGO-v2

Roxie Hart: Vanessa de Jager

Billy Flynn: Will Huang

Matron "Mama" Morton: Shell Tully

Amos Hart: Jonathan Rush

Mary Sunshine: Ben Wilson

Murderesses

Mona: Amelia Juniper-Grey

Annie: Emma Nichols

June: Michelle Norris

Hunyak: Brittney Gould

Liz: Courtney Whitcombe

Ensemble & Supporting Roles

Rachel Burrage

Erin Davis

Charlotte Gearside

Tessa Grimmond

Samantha Marceddo

Breanna Macey

Jennifer McRae

Georgia O’Neill

Colette Neumann

Emma Roberts

Ali Rosenfeld

Demi Smith

Jess Waterhouse

Nina Wood

Andrew Barrow

Patrick Galen-Mules

Greg Hood - Emcee

Pierce Jackson

Liam Jones - Sergeant Fogarty

Andrew McMillan - Fred Casely

Rhys Madigan

Peter Karmel

George Pulley

Vivek Sharma

Greg Sollis

Alexander Thorpe

Jake Willis

Production Team

Director: Jim McMullen

Music Director: Chris Ronan

Choreographers: Emily Appleton and Hannah Carey

Production Manager: Jill McMullen

 

Cast of Rock of Ages

We are very excited to soon be rocking out 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 Rock of Ages in an off-stage role (crew, set building, painting, assisting with costumes, etc.), please contact us via .

Principals

Drew: Dave Smith

Sherrie: Emma McCormack

Lonny: Tim Stiles

Dennis Dupree: Ian Croker

Stacee Jaxx: Will Huang

Justice: Shell Tully

Hertz Klinemann: Berin Denham

Franz Klinemann: Hayden Crosweller

Regina: Anita Davenport

Mayor: Pat Gallagher

Ja'Keith/Ensemble: Andrew Haese

Joey Primo: Max Gambale

Ensemble

Emily Appleton

Hannah Carey

Deanna Gibbs

Emma Nichols

Sophie Hopkins

Amelia Juniper-Grey

Lara Niven

Emma Tattam

Fiona Tregoning

Shennia Spillane

Nina Wood

Lachlan Agett

Ian Bartlett

Alexander Gobbo Gorring

Andrew Haese

Robbie Matthews

Rodwell Faulkner

Rowan Mitchell

Ben Wilson

Production Team

Director: Jim McMullen

Assistant Director: Carolyn Smith

Music Director: Max Gambale

Choreographer: Rachel Thornton

Production Managers: Mick Andrews, Jill McMullen

Rock of Ages – Auditions

posted in: Society News | 0

Audition bookings are now open! Check our Auditions page for more information.

We are excited to announce our first production of 2016 will be Rock of Ages! Rock of Ages will be performed in March 2016, with rehearsals starting in November 2015. For audition announcements, subscribe to our mailing list below.

Rock of Ages will be directed by Jim McMullen with music direction by Max Gambale and choreography by Rachel Thornton.

Rock of Ages

Nominated for five Tony awards, including best musical, Rock of Ages takes you back to the times of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair! This Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical features the hits of bands including Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, and others.

Rock of Ages opened on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on 7 April 2009 and closed at the Helen Hayes Theatre on 18 January 2015, making it the 27th longest running Broadway show with 2,328 performances.

 "Absurdly enjoyable! About as guilty as pleasures get!" -- The New York Times
"Raucous and outrageous fun!" -- The Las Vegas Sun

Footage from the 2009 Tony Award performance.

Working Bee – 27 Jun

posted in: Society News | 0

We had a very successful clean up of the hut on Saturday and filled up another big skip. Thanks to all the people who were able to make it along, and to Annie for the scones.

The aim is to clear enough space inside so that we can build the Pirates set inside and out of the rain. We need another couple of days work to get this done - the next working bee will be on Sat 11 July. Please let us know if you can make it () so we can plan to have enough scones.

2015 AGM

posted in: Society News | 0

The 2015 AGM was held on Monday May 18. The 2014 Annual Report is available to members on request. The new committee is:

Executive

President: Peter Karmel
Vice President: Jim McMullen
Secretary: Anne Macleod
Treasurer: Roger Crosthwaite

General Members

Helen Bridges
Beth Deer
Greg Hood
Rhys Madigan
Greg Sollis
Kate Tricks
Esther Ramsay

Notice of AGM

posted in: Society News | 0

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.