In This Issue
* 2014 - 2015 Playbill
* Tichborne Hall
* Recognition Awards
* Student Drama Award
* Craig Godfrey's Musical
* Puppet Workshop
* 2014-2015 Executive
NFLT Executive Members 2014-2015
Secretary – Pam Woods
Members at Large
Student Rep. – Joelle Parr
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Playbill 2014 - 2015
DIRECTOR - Brian Robertson
PRESENTATION DATE - November 2014
6-8 high school students
6-8 elementary school students
- Early Bird: August 18th - 22nd
- Final: September 2nd - 5th
Hop on a flying carpet to visit the exciting city of Shammar in Old Arabia! Meet the adventurous Aladdin and his mischievous monkey, Alakazam.
Aladdin’s mother and sister are at their wit’s end trying to get Aladdin to settle down. It’s not easy, especially with merchants and neighbors complaining about Aladdin’s tricks.
One day Aladdin meets the beautiful Princess Jasmine and vows he will marry her. Aladdin, however, is visited by the evil magician, Jammal, and his wicked sister, Halima. They know that only a boy named Aladdin can enter the mysterious cave, which houses a strange lamp containing a genie who will grant Jammal all the power he craves.
You’ll meet not one, but three genies, the whining Ali ’Bubba’ and his umbrella, the fire-breathing dragon and the haughty Sultan’s wife.
This musical fantasy will delight audiences of all ages.
The Music Man
DIRECTOR - We are in need of both a musical and an artistic director for this production. Those interested please contact Brian Robertson at 613-279-1335.
PRESENTATION DATE: May 2015
CASTING - 7 main characters & 14 secondary characters
PROJECTED AUDITIONS - January 2015
The Music Man is a musical with book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson, based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey. The plot concerns con man Harold Hill, who poses as a boys' band organizer and leader and sells band instruments and uniforms to the naive Iowa townsfolk, promising to train the members of the new band. But Harold is no musician and plans to skip town without giving any music lessons. Prim librarian and piano teacher Marian sees through him, but when Harold helps her younger brother overcome his lisp and social awkwardness, Marian begins to fall in love. Harold risks being caught to win her.
NFLT'S New Home at GREC
Our company is pleased to be able to set up shop in the new theatre facility at Granite Ridge Education Centre (GREC). The stage is complete with curtains, and our theatre lights are going in slowly but surely, largely thanks to Jeff Siamon. We are anxiously awaiting the final go-ahead for the staging of our fall production, Aladdin.
NFLT Hall at Tichborne
Our ‘clubhouse’ continues to develop and to serve several purposes:
Nina Jenkins and Peggy Muldoon are seeing light at the end of the tunnel as they sort, cull and safeguard our huge costume inventory in the clubhouse basement.
Props, tools, theatre archives and front of house necessities are also organized and stored in the basement.
The clubhouse upstairs houses a modest library, supplies for our potlucks, tables, chairs and sofas, a portable puppet theatre and lots of atmosphere!
The display wall in the foyer is growing with memorabilia from our various productions. The plan is to update the display wall yearly, and include a “Lifetime Recognition Recipients’” corner.
The upstairs is used for auditions, rehearsals, puppet theatre, and hopefully for this year’s “Lifetime Recognition Awards Evening”
Organizations, such as Habitat for Humanity, may occasionally use our space for short get-togethers or meetings.
Be sure to come out to our fall potluck and check out your clubhouse!
Lifetime Recognition Awards Evening
Plans are underway for this year’s Awards Evening when six new members will be honoured for their generous contribution to our troupe over the years. We hope to host this year’s special event in the intimate upstairs of our NFLT Hall in Tichborne. The evening is to include a video presentation highlighting our honourees’ contributions.
Organizers are looking at an end of September date to host the mini-gala.
More details to follow.
NFLT Student Drama Award
Our theatre group proudly had the high school present the NFLT Student Drama Award to two deserving students at GREC’s commencement in June. We are always eager to recognize and to promote Drama, and this is one of the ways we are pleased to do this.
Craig Godfrey's Musical
Veteran NFLT member, Craig Godfrey, has been busy crafting a musical with the idea that it could possibly be presented at some date in the future by NFLT. The play, inspired by a Michelle Wright CD, has tinges of local colour, and is meant to incorporate a local band such as “The Feral Five” to perform the music. This would be an NFLT first – a home-crafted musical – and we anxiously await further details from Craig.
Although there is nothing happening at the moment in terms of NFLT’s newest venture – puppetry – Derek Redmond informs us that he is keen on producing something next summer. We shall keep members posted! Perhaps Derek could make use of one of our newest props – a 7x5 foot model plane (complete with wing lights that work!) generously donated to our group by Bill Brown. Snoopy and the Red Baron anyone?
The 2014 - 2015 NFLT Executive
President – Brian Robertson
Past President – Nina Jenkins
Secretary – Pam Woods
Treasurer – Sandy Robertson
Student Rep. – Joelle Parr
Members-at-large – Doug MacIntyre, Sally Angle, Peggy Muldoon
WEBSITE – www.nflt.ca
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This newsletter was prepared by Brian Robertson.