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PANTO IS COMING!

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Santa gets puffed out at the Aurora Borealis Feativaal and the Doctor sends Santa on a holiday. But Tootsie Roll, annoyed at not being invited to the Festivaal decides to send Santa off on a different holiday. We follow Brandy Snapp and the Elves as they go about their duties while Santa is “On Holidays” and then through the trials and tribulations as they discover they have reindeer but no Santa.

We then follow them around the world as they try to find Santa.

They go to China, India and then Australia. Here they discover Santa is being looked after by the good people of Christmas Creek, after being brought in to see the Doctor. He was found wandering the bush, sunburnt and with a bump on the head causing memory loss!

Come and join in the rondo Christmas tradition of Pantomime.

A fun theatre experience for the whole family to enjoy together.

Boo, cheer and sing along with our colourful cast of characters…

November 30 to Decemebr 16

Matinee and evening shows…see you there!

 

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WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE 

The Rondo’s 2019 season of plays:

  

Ding Dong by Marc Camoletti
directed by Frank Joel

22 February to 2 March

 

Another French farce with a sexy twist. Bernard has discovered that his wife, Jacqueline, is having an affair with Robert.  Bernard gives Robert two options: either he will sleep with Robert’s wife, or he will have him killed!

 


 

The Chatroom by Reg Cribb
directed by Kevin West

26 April to 4 May

 

A play about a contemporary Aussie household by the author of Last Cab to Darwin.
15 year old Carmen is upstairs again…alone at the computer…connected to the Chatroom.  Who will log-in tonight?  Where will the chat lead?

 


 

The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds by Paul Zindel
directed by Kevin Shorey

5 to 13 July

 

A Pulitzer Prize winner in the style of Tennessee Williams.  Embittered widow Beatrice struggles to earn the love of her daughters: Ruth, struggling to fit into a hostile world, and Tillie, the lonely girl with the pet rabbit who finds beauty and hope in her marigolds science project.

 


 

Money & Friends by David Williamson
directed by Paul Hynes

13 to 21 September

 

A comedy about the clash of materialism and ideals.  Kind hearted Peter is in financial trouble due to his brother’s bankruptcy.  His neighbour Margaret decides he needs help from his wealthy friends, but their hesitation sets the stage for some witty observations.

 


 

Aladdin by Ben Crocker
written by Ben Crocker, adapted by Cath Willacy, directed by Noelene Rees

29 November to 14 December

A fresh, hilarious twist on an age-old pantomime for the whole family about true love, terrible greed, a struggle for power and a feisty Kung Fu fighting princess. And a panda…


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TECHNICAL UPGRADE

The Rondo lighting, audio and electrical infrastructure

upgrade project 2018

Cairns LIttle Theatre Inc is very pleased to announce the successful completion in August 2018 of a major upgrade of The Rondo’s lighting, audio and electrical infrastructure.  This significant undertaking involved a two-stage project that has resulted in a lighting and audio system of 21st century standard and a safer, more modern electrical system to replace wiring that was installed when the theatre was built in 1983.  The upgrade gives The Rondo a modern, flexible, commercial-grade system with equipment (including motorised truss framework on which LED lights and surround audio system are mounted) that can be used by theatre members and maintained by Cairns-based technicians.   The result is an enhanced stage and audience experience for all theatre users and a safer, more modern community facility.

 

The project covered sub-systems listed below, to provide an integrated theatre lighting and sound system.  The project also upgrades the electrical system, significantly improving the safety and usability of power and data distribution throughout the theatre:

 

1. LED (36 DMX-capable Fresnel + fittings) as “basics” to supplement existing inventory of lights, dimmer and computerised lighting control system

2. Truss grid (300mm tri-truss powder coated black) replaces the former pipe grid system

3. Rigging suspends the truss grid, and has 6 remote-controlled double-braked electric motor hoists (250kg each) for raising and lowering the grid

4. Power distribution, including custom connection panels and re-wired power network with a folding cable management system

5. DMX distribution for the new intelligent lighting fixtures

6. Audio system, including surround sound speakers, amplifier, cabling and digital audio mixing console

7. Electrical upgrade involved the removal of existing cabling and points and replaced with 3 x 40amp 3 phase outlets, new circuit breakers, new switchboard door and new sub-board in the bio box.

 

Competitive quotes were considered and AVLX Pty Ltd (Cairns) was the preferred supplier.  AVLX sub-contracted electrical works to Laser Electrical (Edmonton).    We are very grateful for the prompt and professional work completed by these local suppliers.  Special thanks go to Mr Andrew George of AVLX who ensured all works were completed within a critical window of opportunity between plays, allowing sufficient time for in-theatre rehearsals for our successful September 2018 production (In The Next Room or The Vibrator Play by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Lynn Cropp).

On behalf of all CLT members, we acknowledge the generous support of the Cairns Regional Council who approved two consecutive grants (providing support for both stages of the project) under theArts & Culture Infrastructure Program.   

We are indeed very grateful, for without the Council’s financial support, this major project would not have been possible.


Get Involved!

Come and join the fun at The Rondo

The most casual involvement is becoming a ‘Friend of The Rondo’ theatre. It’s easy and it’s free, just enter your name and email address at the top right of this webpage .  You will receive newsletters announcing upcoming shows, auditions, working bees and ways to get involved on stage or backstage for upcoming shows.  You can un-subscribe at any stage from the emails we send you…

You can also become a financial member of The Cairns Little Theatre if you would like to start volunteering with us.  This can include Front Of House duties such as ushering and box office, assisting in our bar for those who have an RSA, set building, costuming, props making, hair and make up, producing plays, acting and lights and sound operation; there is something for everyone, come and share your skills!

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