Oct
6
to Oct 21

Oliver! The Musical

Music, Book and lyrics by Lionel Bart

Director: Kate McManus

Musical Director: Margie Gemmell

October show dates:

Friday 6 at 8pm
Saturday 7 at 8pm
Sunday 8 at 6pm - Twilight special
Friday 13 at 8pm
Saturday 14 at 8pm
Sunday 15 at 3pm - Matinee
Friday 20 at 8pm
Saturday 21 at 8pm

The musical is based on the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.

By arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd, exclusive representative of Cameron Mackintosh and Southbrook Group

Synopsis

Bringing Charles Dickens’ beloved novel to life, Lionel Bart’s Oliver! takes audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England. Join young orphaned Oliver Twist as he navigates the London’s underworld of theft and violence, searching for a home, a family, and - most importantly - for love. When Oliver is picked up on the street by a boy named the Artful Dodger, he is welcomed into a gang of child pickpockets led by the conniving, but charismatic, Fagin. When Oliver is falsely accused of a theft he didn’t commit, he is rescued by a kind and wealthy gentleman, to the dismay of Fagin’s violent sidekick, Bill Sykes. Caught in the middle is the warm-hearted Nancy, who is trapped under Bill’s thumb, but desperate to help Oliver, with tragic results. With spirited, timeless songs like “As Long as He Needs Me,” “Food, Glorious Food,” and “Where is Love,” Oliver! is a musical classic.

The Cast

Fagin: Tim O’Leary
Oliver: Christian Stammer
Dodger: Caleb Hope
Mr Bumble: Chris O’Neill
Widow Corney: Helen Cumming
Nancy: Salina Henderson
Bet: Erin Byers
Noah: Jasper Corbier
Charlotte: Elisa Kendall
Mr Sowerberry: Darren Calder
Mrs Sowerberry: Carol McCoy
Mr Brownlow: Brent Kerr
Bill Sykes: Andrew Tomazos
Mrs Bedwin: Tam Dahmen
Dr Grimwig: David Greenaway
Charley Bates: Oliver Zaccaria

Kids ensemble:
Eve Cumming
Saoirse Murray
Lily Calder
Cooper James
James Dixon
Matilda Dixon
Summer Bush
Jake Storer
Marlo Muir
Minka Lukey

Adult ensemble:
Kate Murray
Kelly Machin
Mikayla Harris
John Piggott
Ted Horton

Musicians:
Margie Gemmell
Drew Gemmell

Set Design: Evie Housham assisted by Tim O'Leary and Ross Housham

Set Construction: Tim O'Leary, Ross Housham and team
 

 

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Sep
2
8:00pm 8:00pm

Open Stage

Carol McCoy

Carol McCoy

Ted Horton

Ted Horton

Presented by Gemco Players

Hosted by Carol McCoy and Ted Horton

First Saturday of the month from March to November

2017 Dates: Sept 2, Oct 7, Nov 4, 2017
Time: 8pm

Venue: The Hall, The Gem Community Arts Centre

Tickets: Performers $3 ... Audience $5
no audience bookings required

Licensed Bar available. Gemco Players currently does not have a BYO license.

If you're a budding actor, fire-breather, belly-dancer, singer, comedian, poet, or if you just want to test out your latest guitar piece in front of an audience - this is the event for you. If you're not a performer yourself, why not come along and be part of the audience? Bring some friends and make an evening of it.

If you'd like to perform call Carol on (03) 5968 6720 or just turn up and register your interest when you arrive.

NOTE: Sometimes the above dates can change due to unforeseen events, so please sign up for our newsletter or like us on Facebook so we can notify you easily.

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Jul
23
to Aug 11

The Monologuies 2017 - Call out

Bring your best monologue

in either the drama, comedy or Shakespeare category.
Adult minimum 4 minutes.
Youth minimum 3 minutes (VCE students can do the monologue they are preparing)

Youth and adult prizes will be awarded in each of the following:
Most Outstanding Performance - Drama
Most Outstanding Performance - Comedy
Most Outstanding Performance - Shakespeare

Heats will be run to determine the finalists. The number of sessions will depend on the number of entries with a Final (best 10 of each category Drama, Comedy) on Sunday 27th

Rules of the Monologuies

1. All monologues must be first person character pieces. No narrations.
2. Any copyright licenses applicable must be obtained and paid by the actor.
3. Judges decisions are final. No correspondence shall be entered into.
4. Entries are due Thursday 11th August 2017. Please complete entry form online and submit. Email a copy of your monologue to gemcoplayers@gmail.com
5. Entries are limited to two per actor (each entry will incur entry fee)
6. Monologue time limits are:
Adult: 4 – 8 minutes and Youth: 3 – 8 minutes.
7. To be eligible for the youth category you must be under 18 or still in secondary school
8. Monologues that are not within the above time limits will be immediately disqualified
9. Lighting for your monologue will be limited to lights up and down and/or bright to dim.
10. No use of the sound board is permitted
11. Actors are responsible for their own props, costumes, make up and hair. Gemco will have a small amount of furniture available for use. Please contact Carmela (0419592317)  to discuss. This must be arranged no later than 15th August 2017
12. Call time is 1 hour before the session starts. Dressing rooms will be available at that time
13. Monologues may not include songs although a small amount of a capella singing is permissible if it is part of the character. If in doubt please contact us to discuss.
14. Entry fee (per monologue): Adult $10 and youth $5 and is due by 11th August 2017. Unpaid entries will be disregarded.
15. Please use your judgement in selecting your monologues. Content which is sexist, racist or otherwise abusive in nature will be rejected.


Useful judging guidelines:
Approach: First impression – Opening moment – How the actor comes out of the gate
Delivery: Use of space (your “where”) – Body Language
Content: Overall performance value – Beginning, Middle, End – Continuity – Emotional Journey
Confidence: How well do you OWN the moments?
Believability & Fit: How well does the monologue fit you? Age/content appropriate? How
believable are you in it?
Use of Time: Flow – How well is the performance “time managed”? Does it seemed rushed or too short?

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Jul
22
to Jul 23

23rd Dandenong Ranges One Act Play Festival

JULY

Saturday 22
Sunday 23
Details of the sessions below.

Tickets also available at the door

Adjudicator: Sharon Maine

Gemco Players is looking forward to holding yet another friendly festival in our theatre The Gem, and we invite you to participate.

As always, food and refreshments will be available for purchase at the Bar.

Session 1 - Saturday 22 at 11am

What's Your Cause? - Senior Youth Gemco - PG - Drama
Second Sight - Brighton Theatre Company - G - Drama
Memory Garden - Kathy Theatre Group - PG - Drama
The Rules are the Rules are the Rules - POP Culture - G - Comedy

Session 2 - Saturday 22 at 4pm

Avatar - Kathy Theatre Group - PG - Comedy
The Adjudicator - POP Culture - G - Comedy
Get Stuffed - Dizzy Productions - M - Comedy

Session 3 - Saturday 22 at 7.30pm

Heroes - Bitten by Productions - MA - Drama
I Dream Before I Take the Stand - Gemco Players - MA - Drama
Hoosierdaddy - Dizzy Productions - MA - Comedy

Session 4 - Sunday 23 at 11am

Brooklyn - Flashlight - M - Drama
Victoria Station - Adelphi Players - G - Comedy
Three Lovers - Here There and Everywhere - PG - Drama
All His Christmases at Once - Mount Players - MA - Drama

Presentation of Awards - 4pm

If you have any questions please direct them to Lachy Castricum at gemcoplayers@gmail.com or call 0427 633 464.

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Jul
7
to Jul 8

The Owl and the Pussycat - Theatre for Children

Gemco Players present Theatre for Children

Illustrations by Raquel Carter

Illustrations by Raquel Carter

A classic tale adapted from the poem by Edward Lear by Tim Bray
Lyrics by Christine White
Music by Margie Gemmell

The owl and the pussycat went to sea
In a beautiful pea green boat
They took some honey
And plenty of money
Wrapped up in a five pound note.

The wonderfully quirky and nonsense poem comes to life on stage with all the fun of the turkey who lives on the hill and the piggy-wig with the ring at the end of his nose, his nose, his nose ...

A short story of approx 45 mins, with songs. For children up to 10 years, however, everyone is welcome.

Show Days: Friday 7 July and Saturday 8 July

Times: 10am and 2pm on both days

At The Theatre, The Gem Community Arts Centre, 19 Kilvington Drive, Emerald Vic

Director: Evie Housham
with assistance of Ash Herring

Music and sounds - Margie Gemmell

Owl - Lachy Castricum
Pussycat - Ash Herring
Parrot - Sonia Morison
Piggy-wig - Evie Housham
Turkey - Joy McLeary

Lights - Ross Housham
 

 

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Jul
3
7:00pm 7:00pm

Murder on the Puffing Billy Cast Auditions

Monday 3 July 2017
7pm
Nobelius Packing Shed,
1 Crichton Road,
Emerald Vic 3782

We are looking for enthusiastic people who enjoy improv theatre to join our wonderful cast in performing a murder mystery dinner show aboard Puffing Billy. Please RSVP as attending so we have an idea of numbers.
Time commitments for this show are as follows:
Rehearsals Monday nights in Emerald from 7:00pm til 10:00pm
Performances once or twice a month on Thursday, Friday or Saturday evenings from 6:30pm. If you have any questions, feel free to post them here and we will do our best to answer them. Oh, and don't forget to share the event with your friends!
The auditions will run as a workshop where you will take part in improv activities, so jump in and don't be shy!

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Jun
20
7:30pm 7:30pm

Auditions - Oliver! The Musical

Gemco Players brings Oliver! to the stage this October.

Director: Kate McManus
Musical Director: Margie Gemmell

Show dates 6-21 October

with rehearsals starting in July.
Music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. The musical is based on the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.
Cast of approx. 30 needed between the ages of 8-98!
10 children needed (8years +)
Principal and ensemble roles for ages 18+

Information session

at The Gem on Sat 10th June - 3-5pm

where you will meet the production team, hear their vision and learn the expectations of cast members for this production before you audition. This is the time to ask questions! Find out roles available and have a listen to the soundtrack and for those auditioning for the first time, hopefully banish some nerves.

Auditions

Kids: Sat 17th June 1-5pm

Kids- closed group auditions. No preparation needed for kids audition as we will be playing some games and checking vocal range

Adults: Tues 20th June 7:30-10.30pm

Adults- individual auditions. Approx. 15mins each. Please bring along a musical theatre song you feel comfortable singing with a backing track.

Bookings essential! To book an audition please email Kate: klmcmanus@gmail.com

 

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Jun
9
to Jun 24

Space Captain Smith

Mark Caile and Sam Griffiths with Lachy Castricum in the background

Mark Caile and Sam Griffiths with Lachy Castricum in the background

The Cover of the Book

The Cover of the Book

Book written by Toby Frost
Adapted for stage by Ross Housham
Director Ross Housham
with assistance Marc Williams

June

Friday 9, 16, 23 - 8pm
Saturday 10, 17, 24 - 8pm
Sunday 11, 18 - 3pm

Tickets: $25; $22.
Group booking discounts available

Synopsis

In the 25th Century the British Space Empire faces the gathering menace of the evil alien-soldiers of the Ghast Empire hive, hell-bent on galactic domination and the extermination of all humanoid life. Isambard Smith is the square-jawed, courageous, and somewhat asinine new commander of the battle damaged light freighter John Pym, destined to take on the alien threat because nobody else is available. Together with his bold crew—a skull-collecting alien warrior, an android pilot who is actually a fugitive sex toy, and a hamster called Gerald—he must collect new-age herbalist Rhianna Mitchell from the laid back New Francisco orbiter and bring her back to safety to Midlight in the Empire. Straightforward enough—except the Ghasts want her too. If he is to get back to Blighty alive, Smith must defeat void sharks, a universe-weary android assassin, and John Gilead, psychopathic naval officer from the fanatically religious Republic of New Eden before facing his greatest enemy: a ruthless alien warlord with a very large behind.

Cast:

Mark Caile - Isambard Smith
Sam Griffiths - Carveth
Ben Rizzuto - Suruk
Evie Housham - Rhianna
Damain Perry - Gilead; Ghast
Lachy Castricum - 462; Khan
Greg Hedges - Dreckitt; Corveau; Ashrag; Guard; Ghast
Carmela Pezziment - W’; Trinny; Joleen; Ghast, 3452
Alfie Baker: Andy; Thadar; Guard; 6542; Ordo;
Don Black; Doc Peterson; Praetorian; Ghast; Announcer; Neil
Elliot Murphy - Narzak; Morris; Praetorian; Ghast
Chris Newport - Devrin; Chad, Waldo; Francois; Ghast

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May
25
10:30am10:30am

Biggest Morning Tea

Thursday 25 May

10.30am to 12.30pm

This year we are hosting a morning tea, and you're invited!

Come and enjoy tea, coffee, cake and a friendly gathering.

Entry Gold coin.

Please join us in raising vital funds for Cancer Council. Any donations welcome.

RSVP to Ash Herring by text 0417 143 027 so we can bake enough cake.

Thank you.

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May
15
1:00pm 1:00pm

Cinema Classics - Films with U3A

Hosted by Dale Allen and U3A
Theatre, The Gem Community Arts Centre
No need to be a U3A member to attend (can join up later)

Third Monday of the Month

May 15 1pm

There will be a selection of short films to make up the first half of the program which will provide a wide range of subjects, some new, some old. We will hopefully be starting a new serial, Captain Marvel from 1941

Intermission. - A break for afternoon Tea - Don’t forget to bring a plate

  • Main Feature:

'The Iron Maiden'

featuring Michael Craig, Anne Helm, Alan Hale jr., Noel Purcell.

An American airline firm plan to buy a new British passenger plane, but the deal hits trouble when the plane's designer Jack Hopkins and Kathy Fisher the daughter of the Airline owner, take an instant dislike to each other, after crashing into each other in a quiet country lane. With each blaming the other for the accident, the arrangement looks in trouble, unless nature takes a hand.

  • Enquiries: Dale Allen - 5968 6137 or 0409 976 206
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May
1
to Jun 16

Invitation to attend Dandenong Ranges One Act Play Festival

JULY

Saturday 22
Sunday 23

Tickets available at the door

Adjudicator: Sharon Maine

Co-ordinator: Lachy Castricum

Gemco Players is looking forward to holding yet another friendly festival in our theatre The Gem, and we invite you to participate.

We have brought the Youth Awards back into the Festival this year, so if you have a young group up to the age of 18 years, they are welcome to enter.

Please make sure you fill out the submission form carefully, which you’ll find under DROAPF form, as the information will be directly used for the program and any media relating to the event. Please also read the Rules.

For full details of the theatre’s amenities go to Venue Hire and you will find detail there.

As always, food and refreshments will be available for purchase at the Bar.

If you have any questions please direct them to Lachy Castricum at gemcoplayers@gmail.com or call 0427 633 464.

Session 1 - Saturday 22

Details to come

Session 2 - Saturday 23

Details to come

Session 3 - Saturday 23 at 7pm

Details to come

Session 4 - Sunday 24 at 2pm

Details to come

...

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Apr
9
2:00pm 2:00pm

Take Ten Play Writers' Season 2017: 10 x 10 Minute Plays

Trevor Mills, Brent Kerr and Margie Gemmell

Trevor Mills, Brent Kerr and Margie Gemmell

Show Dates:
April
Friday 7, 8pm;
Saturday 8, 8pm;
Sunday 9, 2pm (matinee)

Tickets: $15
Book of Plays for sale on the day: $15

Liar

By Chris O’Neill

In the early days of Melbourne and Victoria, a young man walks through the forest of what will become known as the Dandenongs. What he finds and hears there will make a fine story…

Coffee

By Katie Lee

Chloe and Matt met online, but first dates aren’t always what they’re cracked up to be. Really – you can only get so much from someone’s online dating profile!

Flight of the Cows (or, How Ya Gonna Keep ’em Down on the Farm After They’ve Seen Corned Beef)

By Rex McGregor

Two cows lead an idyllic life. They have a field of succulent grass—and humans to relieve them of their milk. What more could they possibly want?

Beginning With Intent

By Catherine McKernan Doris

Turning your life around can happen in the most unlikely of places”

The Genesis of Ronald Rump

By Ethan Bortman

A teenage boy gets a large gift and some strong advice from his folks on what the future holds for him.  If he sounds familiar, it is only a coincidence.

The List

By Barry O’Neill

A young man finds a novel way of deciding how to spend his money. His mother struggles to understand her son’s logic and method.

Altered Expectations

By Suzy Wilds

A married couple deal with a lifechanging event which challenges their relationship and forces them to face their altered expectations.

Wound Up

By Kate Reynolds

Sienna is in a hotel discussing the stigma surround sex work, and how we should all hold our judgement ; sex is completely natural and helps us all when we’re feeling.. wound up, and paying for it is not a crime.

Pet Zombie

By Martin Stolp

This is a post apocalyptic story about the decline of zombies from flesh eating ghouls to an endangered species exploited as playthings by children

The Karma Fairy

By C.E. Griffin

George has an unexpected visitor…

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Mar
4
to Mar 5

Day Out with Thomas

Thomas fans are invited to Gembrook's picturesque railway station to enjoy:

  • 35 minute return train ride with Thomas, Percy and Diesel
  • The Imagination Station - play and create with Thomas and Friends
  • Jumping Castles
  • Animal Nursery
  • Rides on the Bulgy Bus
  • Photo opportunities with Thomas and Friends
  • - plus NEW Autumn activities for all the family!

Tickets include all activities, rides and a chance to shake hands with The Fat Controller.

Don't forget to take home your free personalised Junior Engineer Certificate!

TICKET PRICES

Children 4yrs + and Adults - $35
Children 1-3 yrs - $20
Children Under 1 - FREE 

No concession fares applied.

AUTUMN 2017 DATES

  • Saturday 25 February
  • Sunday 26 February
  • Saturday 4 March
  • Sunday 5 March
  • Saturday 18 March
  • Sunday 19 March
  • Saturday 25 March
  • Sunday 26 March

SESSION TIMES

  • 10:00am
  • 11:20am
  • 12:40pm
  • 2:00pm
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Feb
25
7:30pm 7:30pm

Postponed! Trivia Night

Postponed!

Gather your forces soon ...

we got very busy with AGM ... Take Ten ... Macbeth ... PAVE.

Watch this space :)

.... and be prepared to dig deep into your memory for all those really useful bits of information you always thought you needed ... much like the garage.

Quiz Master: Mark Williams

$15 a head

8 table of 10 only

BYO nibbles / food. Drinks available from the bar.

Table bookings will be available soon - watch this space

Additional fun stuff

Silent auctions
Gold Coin Toss
Count the origami stars
Second hand book stall
Raffle

 

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Feb
19
1:00pm 1:00pm

AGM Gemco Players Community Theatre

We welcome you to attend our Annual General Meeting of Gemco Players Community Theatre.

BBQ from 1pm

AGM 2pm

Agenda

Approval Minutes of AGM 2016
Treasurer's Report
President's Report
Election of Committee

If you would be interested in helping to steer this wonderful group by joining the Committee, or would like to be active in a sub-committee, please express your interest to the current Committee when you arrive at the Meeting.

To be eligible to vote:
New members must be registered and financial 10 business days prior to the AGM (Thursday 9 February).
Renewal of current membership can be done until, and including the day of the AGM.

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Jan
31
11:58pm11:58pm

Submit your Ten Minute Play

Deadline January 31 2017

Entry Guidelines

1. Plays can be of any length up to 10 minutes. Any play longer than 10 minutes, in the view of Gemco Players selection group, will be automatically rejected.

2. The play must utilise no more than four actors (more than four characters is permissible if the play allows actors to double up).

3. The play(s) submitted must not have been previously performed or published.

4. Monologues accepted.

5. No more than three entries per Author

6. Entries must be submitted with the entry form and payment of AUD$5 per script (there is a 30c booking fee with Trybooking).

6. Successful writers will have their chosen play published by Gemco Players Community Theatre and performed on condition that they permit their work to be published and performed, at the current festival, without fees or royalties asked for.

7. Authors retain ownership of the copyright.

8. Gemco will publish the winning plays after selection.  Authors agree that they will not receive royalties from the sale of this book.  A copy of the book will be sent to winning authors.  This publication does not prevent authors from publishing the play elsewhere after the Take Ten Festival.

Format for submissions

1. All plays should have a cover page with the name of the play, author's name, email and postal address.  Please do not put your name on any page other than the cover page.

2. The file must be either attached to your email as a .doc or rtf file.  If you do not have email, please contact Carmela on 0419 592 317 to discuss alternate entry.

3. The document must be double line spaced and ranged left.

Any play not received in the above format will be disqualified.  If you need assistance with this please contact us.

For additional information please call Carmela on 0419 592 317 or send an email to gemcoplayers@gmail.com

How to win:

The plays received will be shortlisted by a selection group.  The shortlisted plays will be read to a panel of judges and ten plays will be selected for performance and publication.  The top ten plays will be performed at our Take Ten Festival and the audience will vote for their favourite plays.  The author of the play that wins will receive the Peoples' Choice Award -- a AUD$200 cash prize!!

So ....

Please fill in the Take Ten Submission Form and follow the link (at the top of the page) to trybooking for payment.


If you have any questions please email or call us.

 

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Oct
27
7:30pm 7:30pm

Gemco Forum - The Future of our Theatre Group

You are invited to participate

Gemco Players Committee invite you to participate in this informal Forum to discuss our theatre group and it's vision for the future.

Items to consider:

  • Advertising / marketing - how do we reach interested people?
  • Content - are we putting on shows that people want to see?
  • Artistic philosophy - are we putting on shows that we want to perform?
  • We are not alone - other amateur theatre companies are also questioning their future - do we want to reach out to them to create partnerships? Would they want it?
  • What went before doesn't necessarily work now - the dynamics of our community have changed, entertainment is instant and on a little screen, what would encourage them to the theatre now?

These are a few of the questions that we would welcome feedback on ... please bring your own.

Hosted by Evie Housham, President 2014-2016

We cannot solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them
Albert Einstein

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Oct
19
7:30pm 7:30pm

Play Writers Group

Play Writers Group

Wednesday 19 October at 7.30pm

Here is an opportunity to work with other writers to create short plays, long plays, radio plays and more. No experience required, just enthusiasm.

Please bring any unfinished plays or other work you are working on.

Meeting once a month at the Gem.

All welcome

Contact: Peter Saunders by email for more details.

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Sep
24
8:00pm 8:00pm

The Monologuies

A competition of monologues

Come along and enjoy this unique evening of live theatre.

Performances are personal and powerful, can vary in length and intensity,
are rarely boring, and often inspirational.

September Saturday 24 at 8pm

Theatre, The Gem Community Arts Centre, 19 Kilvington Drive, Emerald 3782

Tickets:

Adult $12; Conc $10
Gemco Members $10
Family (2 adults and 2 children) $20

Awards will be presented at the end for
Most Outstanding Performance - Drama - trophy and $120
Most Outstanding Performance - Comedy - trophy and $120

Most Outstanding Performance Youth - Drama - trophy and $120
Most Outstanding Performance Youth - Comedy - trophy and $120
Encouragement Award Youth - certificate and $75

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Aug
1
7:30pm 7:30pm

The Monologuies - Call out

Bring your best monologue

in either the drama or comedy category.
Adult minimum 3 minutes.
Youth minimum 2 minutes (VCE students can do the monologue they are preparing)

Youth and adult prizes will be awarded in each of the following:
Most Outstanding Performance - Drama $120
Most Outstanding Performance - Comedy $120
Encouragement Award - overall $75

Heats will be run to determine the finalists. The number of sessions will depend on the number of entries with a Final (best 10 of each category Drama, Comedy) on Sunday 25th

Rules of the Monologuies

1. All monologues must be first person character pieces.
No narrations.
2. Any copyright licenses applicable must be obtained by
the actor.
3. Judges decisions are final. No correspondence shall be
entered into.
4. Entries are due Thursday 1st September 2016. Please complete entry form online and submit. Email a copy of your monologue to gemcoplayers@gmail.com
5. Entries are limited to two per actor (each entry will incur entry fee)
6. Monologue time limits are:
Adult: 3 – 8 minutes and Youth: 2 – 5 minutes.
7. To be eligible for the youth category you must be under 18 or still in school
8. Monologues that are not within the above time limits will be immediately disqualified
9. Lighting for your monologue will be limited to lights up and down and/or bright to dim.
10. No use of the sound board is permitted
11. Actors are responsible for their own props, costumes, make up and hair. Gemco will have a small amount of furniture available for use. Please contact (SM) to discuss. This must be arranged no later than 5th August 2016
12. Call time is 1 hour before the session starts. Dressing rooms will be available at that time
13. Monologues may not include songs although a small amount of a capella singing is permissible if it is part of the character. If in doubt please contact us to discuss.
14. Entry fee (per monologue): Adult $10 and youth $5 and is due by 1st September. Unpaid entries will be disregarded.
15. Please use your judgement in selecting you monologues. Content which is sexist, racist or otherwise abusive in nature will be rejected.


Useful judging guidelines:
Approach: First impression – Opening moment – How the actor comes out of the gate
Delivery: Use of space (your “where”) – Body Language
Content: Overall performance value – Beginning, Middle, End – Continuity – Emotional Journey
Confidence: How well do you OWN the moments?
Believability & Fit: How well does the monologue fit you? Age/content appropriate? How
believable are you in it?
Use of Time: Flow – How well is the performance “time managed”? Does it seemed rushed or too short?

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Jul
15
to Jul 17

Gemco Players One Act Play Season 2016

July

Friday 15, 8pm
Saturday 16, 8pm
Sunday 17, 3pm (matinee)

One week before the Dandenong Ranges One Act Play Festival, Gemco Players will put on a Season to show our possible submissions to the Festival and for the One Act circuit.

Wow!

By Marc T Williams
Directors: Marc Williams assisted by Ross Housham

Synopsis: Comedy - A True Story. (... sort of). A sci-fi based in Australia that's a cross between " The Dish" and "Big Bang Theory".
What happens when the most boring thing suddenly becomes the most important thing in the history of humanity ... EVER!?

Last Bread Pudding

By Nick Warburton
Directors: Terri Williams assisted by Evie Housham

Synopsis: Comedy - The committee of an amateur drama group is meeting to discuss a new play. We notice that, strangely, the presentation of the meeting to us is reflecting the ideas put forward by the committee, making the play a demonstration as well as a discussion of those ideas.

Peace of Angels

By John Jennings and Richard Keown
Director Richard Keown

Synopsis: Drama - It's about two friends from country Victoria who are both Australian nurses serving in Vietnam during the war, and through a series of monologues give us an insight into a time when both have to make choices .

The Struggles

by Kendra Thomas (adapted for Senior Youth Gemco).
Directed by Jackson Cowan and Evie Housham

Synopsis: - Drama - This story centers around Megan, a young girl coping with learning challenges.  It’s a world filled with embarrassing read-alouds, late papers, missed assignments and forgotten homework.  As she is confronted by her differences she recognises the relevance of her struggles.

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May
22
5:00pm 5:00pm

Gemco Players One Act Season Auditions

Sunday 22nd May
5pm for WOW! and Last Bread Pudding
7pm for Peace of Angels

Season Co-ordinator: Claudia Witts. If you have any questions please click here to send her an email.

All plays will be auditioned by a cold reading.

Season: Friday July 15; Saturday July 16; Sunday July 17

Wow!

By Marc T Williams
Directors: Ross Housham and Marc Williams

Synopsis: A True Story. ( ...sort of.)
A sci-fi comedy based in Australia that's a cross between " The Dish" and "Big Bang Theory".
What happens when the most boring thing suddenly becomes the most important thing in the history of humanity....EVER!?

Characters: 
Paul Scobie - CSIRO Astronomer: 40-50yo, Cool, calm. been stationed at Parkes a long time, remembers the “good old days”
Charles “Chuck” Fontaine -NASA Liaison: 30-40yo, American, wants to be back home working with all his colleagues, not stuck in some ancient relic in a sheep paddock on the other side of the world
Jess Nash - SETI Astronomer: 19-26yo female, young, idealistic. Firmly believes in extraterrestrial life and wants to be the person to find it.
Harold Kelly- Maintenance: 60-75yo, old local country bloke. Used for general maintenance around the place. Good for fixing fuses, fences and pumps.
Narrator

Last Bread Pudding

By Nick Warburton
Directors: Terri Williams assisted by Evie Housham

Synopsis: Comedy - The committee of an amateur drama group is meeting to discuss a new play. We notice that, strangely, the presentation of the meeting to us is reflecting the ideas put forward by the committee, making the play a demonstration as well as a discussion of those ideas.

Characters:
Kev Mills - neat, dapper, organised, bossy - 30-40s
Denise Boon - straight-talking, bossy - 30 -40s
Fleur Florian - an "actor", artistic, flamboyant, - 50-70s
Jan Cooke - eager, young - 20s
Jack Handy - dogged, practical, old enough to be Jan's father - 40-50s
Phyllis Little / Phil Little - quiet - male or female - 40-60
Tramp - symbolic - male or female - any age.

Peace of Angels

Director Richard Kewon

Synopsis:
It's about two friends from country Victoria who are bothAustralian nurses serving in Vietnam during the war, and through a series of monologues give us an insight into a time when both have to make choices .

Characters: 
Elizabeth and Suzie - Female actors 19 – 35 years

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Apr
10
to Apr 18

PAVE at The Gem

Sunday 10
FunFest - 10am-4pm, Kilvington Drive ...
Photographic Exhibition - Foyer - Free - 10am-4.30pm ...
Emerald Arts Society Art Fair - Hall - Free - 10am-4.30pm ...
Emerald Citizen of the Year - Theatre - Free - 2.30-4.30pm

Monday 11
Film: On the Banks of the Tigris: The Hidden Story of Iraqi Music - Theatre - $5 - Funds for ASRC - 7.30pm

Wednesday 13
Women in Song - Theatre - $20; $15 3MDR and Gemco Members

Thursday 14
Lilikoi Kaos' Burlesque Cabaret - Theatre - $30 (18+)

Friday 15
Take Ten - Play Writers' 10 Minute Play Season - 8pm - $15 Book your tickets here!

Saturday 16
Woorilla Poetry Prize Presentation - Theatre - Free - 2-4pm
Take Ten - Play Writers' 10 Minute Play Season - 8pm - $15 Book your tickets here!

Sunday 17
Take Ten - Play Writers' 10 Minute Play Season - 2pm (matinee) - $15 Book your tickets here!
Golden Cow Literary Awards - Hall - $25 - 7.30pm

More details on the PAVE website.

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