Rehearsals

Rehearsals for our next production are well on their way.

moonlite theatre 2018

CARAVAN by Ronald Macdonald.

Performances:

Friday 19 Oct,
Saturday 20 Oct
Friday 26 Oct
Saturday 27 Oct
Holy Trinity Church Hall, Gisborne Rd, Bacchus Marsh.
8pm start.

Caravan

Next Production: Caravan by Donald MacDonald

SECOND PRODUCTION 2018:

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An Australian comedy

We are currently rehearsing for our new production to be performed on:
October: 19th, 20th, 26th 27th.

HOLY TRINITY ANGLICAN HALL,
GISBORNE RD, BACCHUS MARSH.

Contact: 0408 146 046

Auditions

Second Production 2018:

Caravan

by Donald Macdonald.

An Australian comedy

3 females – ages 40 – 50 (2) and 20 – 25 (1)
3 males – ages 40 – 55

Auditions to be held 12 May, 2018
1pm
Holy Trinity Anglican Hall,
Gisborne Rd, Bacchus Marsh.

Contact: 0408 146 046

caravan audition call 5a

It’ll be OK on the Night

On the 9th and 10th of March we had our first performances for 2018.

‘It’ll Be Ok on the Night’.

A series of early 1950s radio plays. These were performed as radio plays, complete with microphones, sound equipment and sound effects (and scripts). The production was a huge success with full houses and people in the community who missed out are lamenting it, and wanting us to do encores, which we will plan to do.

cast

Cast of ‘It’ll Be Ok on the Night’, and thanks to our sponsor The Bacchus Marsh Community Bank who helped us to ensure we could do our first production.

 

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It’ll Be OK on the Night

We are excited to announce that our first production for the year is well underway. The performances will be held during the weekend of Bacchus Marsh Harvest festival.

Dates below:

Friday 9 Marsh, evening – 7:00pm

Saturday 10 March, Matinee – 2:00pm

Saturday 10 March, evening – 7:00pm

It'll be OK on the Night smallTickets are available on the day, or before the performances from the Bacchus Marsh Florist and Nursery in 185 Main Street (http://www.bacchusmarshfloristandnursery.com.au/)

Tickets are $20 adult, $15 child

Our Early Days

Moonlite Theatre began in mid 2017 with a group of people who wanted to start an amateur theatre group in our local area. There are such groups in Ballarat, Geelong and of course the suburbs of Melbourne, but none here in Bacchus Marsh and Melton areas.

There had been a amateur theatre group in Bacchus Marsh for some time, known as the Bacchus Marsh Players, but it has not been running for a number of decades now (not since the 20th century).

2017 saw us gathering some interested folk together, working out our plans and ultimately incorporating. We went through a number of name ideas, including perhaps adopting the old Bacchus Marsh Players name, but then we thought we should leave that as the heritage name for the original troupe.

Our incorporated name became the Bacchus Marsh & Melton Districts Community Theatre Inc. Nicely descriptive but somewhat difficult to rattle off the tongue.

Ultimately we have come up with our ‘stage name’, which is the Moonlite Theatre. And yes, that is how we want it spelt. It is named in honour of one of our infamous residents in the 1860s. Moonlite was the spelling Andrew George Scott adopted as his persona as Captain Moonlite.

So, welcome to the Moonlite Theatre.

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Below is a link to an early newspaper article from our the early days.

Moorabool News, April 4th, 2017

Caught in the Act

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