New Members’ Morning – Sat 30 Nov 2019 at 10h30
The Milnerton Players committee will be hosting an informal “meet and greet” for all members that have joined up during 2019. Please join us if you are a new member or if you’d like to join up, come along on Saturday 30 Nov and sign up . We’ll be showing everyone around the theatre, explain how the society operates, discuss our social evenings and the many ways members can get involved both on and off stage. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served. Please let us by email if you’d like to join us – please include your name and telephone number. firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Saturday 30 November.
Time: 10h30 to 12h00
Address: Milnerton Playhouse, 87 Pienaar Road, Milnerton
Putting It Together
By Stephen Sondheim, Directed by Sheila McCormick
Next up on the Playhouse calendar is our end of year musical revue which will run from 29 November to 14 December. There is a wealth of musical talent in the cast of five and everyone is working really hard to produce a slick and polished revue filled with songs from more than a dozen Stephen Sondheim musicals.
PUTTING IT TOGETHER is a fast-paced revue devised by Sondheim himself. A unique and inventive musical entertainment from his own work, it includes songs from practically every score he has ever written, as well as some never heard before. There are numbers from Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, Company, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Follies and A Little Night Music, to name just a few.
Performed by only five people, thrown together at a party in a New York penthouse apartment, it’s an extraordinary crossword puzzle of brilliant songs, described as the funniest show Sondheim never wrote… but now he has.
Five very talented, experienced performers make up the cast, with direction by veteran, award- winning director, Sheila McCormick and musical direction by Chris Cameron -Dow.
Adri Louw and Simon Speck (Woman 1 & Man 1) are a rich, middle aged couple stuck in a jaded marriage. Lara Basson and Louis Fourie (Woman 2 & Man 2) play a young, dating couple unsure about the prospects of marriage and Barend Van Der Westhuizen (Man 3) is an observer, cum commentator.
Putting It Together will run at Milnerton Playhouse on 29 & 30 November & 6, 7, 13, 14 December @ 20h00 with matinees on 7 & 14 Dec @ 14h30.
Congratulations! CATA 2018 Award Winners
The CATA 2018 (Cape Amateur Theatre) Awards was held at the Masque Theatre on Monday 25 February, we were delighted to be awarded three of the big ones. Miracle on South Division Street won the award for the Best Play and Judith Herbig was awarded Best Director of a Play for the same production. Trevor Joubert won the Best Supporting Actor in a Play award for his role as Uncle Bernie in The Christmas Spirit. The CATA panel saw a total of 20 plays and musical productions in 2018 and we were honoured to have been nominated in twenty-one categories.
Our last show for 2019 will be Sondheim’s Putting it Together which will be opening in late November. Watch this website and our facebook page for more details.
The production of these shows relies on a dedicated body of members that support the theatre either through their attendance and promoting our shows to their family and friends or for those wanting a more hands on experience – we are always looking for members to assist with our productions.