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March 2015

March 2015

Amahl & the Night Visitors

Amahl, Mother and Balthazar

We were delighted with the good audiences for this Christmas operetta, despite competing with Christmas in the Park! Pilgrim was well served by outstanding soloists Sue Braatvedt, Maddie Hay, Mark Rosser, Justin Gohdes, Duncan Zhang and Rex Mcintosh for the key roles, the two Methodist church choirs providing the chorus, and the orchestral accompaniment by the Devonport Chamber orchestra. Special thanks go to Marie Goudge, our patient and hard-working director who brought the vision to life and to Mark Rosser as musical director. Thanks also to Neil Lobb for transforming the Pitt Street Church into a shepherd boy's home, to Marion Hines for stunning costumes, to Glenda Matchett for authentic props as well as to the rest of the Pilgrim committee members who all contributed to the production.


NAPTA nominations for Harvey

 Congratulations to the following nominees for NAPTA awards!

Best actress in a play - Lynn Webster

Best actor in a play - Justin Gohdes

Best direction of a play - Richard Purro

Best Play

ACTT (Auckland Community Theatre Trust) nominations for Harvey

 Congratulations to the following nominees for ACTT awards!

Best Set Design - Neil Lobb

Best Costume Design - Marion Hines

Best Properties Design - Glenda Matchett

Best Lighting Design - David Powell

Best Sound Design - Neil Lobb & Ryan Stevens

Best Stage Management - Mary Boyd

Best Male Actor in a Minor role - Shannon Esquilat as Taxi Driver

Best Female Actor in a Minor role - Marlene Judd as Betty Chumley

Best Female Actor in a Supporting role - Penny Low as Nurse Ruth Kelly

Best Male Actor in a Leading Role - Justin Gohdes as Elwood P. Dowd

Best Female Actor in a Leading Role - Lynn Webster as Veta Louise Simmons

Best Cast Ensemble - The Cast of Harvey

Best Director - Richard Purro


Our show for 2015

 We are very pleased to announce that we will be performing the drama,with music "Scrubbers" in August this year. Our Director will be Gwvneth Glover with Robvn Kennerlev as Musical Director. 

This fabulous musical written by Cenarth Fox is the story of five fabulous females who work as cleaners at night in a large office complex. Each woman has a story to tell; a sad story. But one woman has hopes for a better life away from scrubbing floors. Her dreams affect the others to the extent that their lives are changed dramatically and forever.

Auditions for Scrubbers

 We will be seeking the following characters on Sunday 3 May at 2pm at Theatre Pitt, 78 Pitt Street, City.

 Chrissie  -     Young, about 20, uneducated, victim, fantastic cook, good mover/dancer

Dee       -     30s, artistic, independent, strong-willed, singer/songwriter, the unelected, unofficial leader of the group. uitar player

Helly      -     25-40, foreigner to the country of the play, intelligent and quiet

Mo        -     50-80, rough diamond, heart of gold, joke-cracking, surrogate mother to the others and working class heroine

Liz        -     30-50, secretive, quiet, educated and intelligent


Coming to a theatre near you...

 Dolphin Theatre - Blithe Spirit 14th Feb - 7th March 2015

Mairangi Players - Will You Still Love Me in the Morning? 27th Feb - Sat 14th Mar 2015

Titirangi Theatre - A Shortcut to Happiness 10th - 21st March 2015

Orewa Centrestage - Chess 14th - 28th March 2015

Ellerslie Theatrical Society - Social Climbers 19th - 28th March 2015

Harlequin Theatre -1 Love You. You're Perfect. Now Change.   18th - 25th April


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