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