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October 2018

THE SANDRA BATES DIRECTORS AWARDS

October 18, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ensemble Theatre, 78 McDougall Street
Kirribilli, NSW Australia

THE SANDRA BATES DIRECTOR’S AWARDS for 2016, 2017 and 2018 have been proudly sponsored by the Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation. Applicants were asked to submit an expression of interest (max. 2 pages) addressing the following questions: How would the opportunity to be part of the Sandra Bates Director’s Awards benefit your professional development? Which two productions in the 2017 season would you most like to work on and why? Applicants were also asked to provide a CV outlining their…

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November 2018

Broadway Bound, by Neil Simon

November 15, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - December 15, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
New Theatre, 542 King Street
Newtown, NSW 2042 Australia
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$33.00

BROADWAY BOUND by Neil Simon The final play in Simon’s quasi-autobiographical trilogy (preceded by Brighton Beach Memoirs and Biloxi Blues) It’s 1949, and Eugene and his brother-cum writing partner are stuck in the wilds of Brooklyn, with their philandering father, disillusioned mother, and unreconstructed socialist grandfather. Meanwhile his aunt has ‘married well’ and lives the good life on Park Avenue, inciting resentment in her less fortunate relations. New Theatre 542 King Street Newtown Dates: 15 November to 15 December 2018…

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Christmas Party and Presentation of the 2018 Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award.

November 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Seaborn Library, Suite 3 Ground Floor, 20 Young Street
Neutral Bay, NSW 2089 Australia
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Peter Lowry OAM President & The Board of Directors of the Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation invites you and a guest to the Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation Christmas party and the presentation of the 2018 Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award. Enjoy the entertainment and complimentary food and drinks. Please RSVP to Carol Martin by Monday 19 November 2018 Location: Seaborn Library: Suite 3 Ground Floor, 20 Young Street Neutral Bay NSW Date and TIme: Thursday 22 November 2018, 6pm to…

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December 2018

Wonderful Christmas Gift

December 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - December 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Seaborn Library, Suite 3 Ground Floor, 20 Young Street
Neutral Bay, NSW 2089 Australia
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$11.00 – $77.00

A subscription to the Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation makes a wonderful Christmas Gift for a relative or a friend. As a member you receive discounted prime theatre tickets, opportunity to attend talks, events, cocktail parties, dinners and receive the Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation bi-monthly Newsletter. Annual Subscription: $11.00 Life Subscription: $77.00 Phone Carol Martin for details on 02 9955 5444.

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White Christmas Sing-A-Long

December 15, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Haydon Orpheum Picture Palace Cremorne, 380 Military Road
Cremorne, NSW 2090 Australia
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$12.00

White Christmas Sing-A-Long at the Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace Cremorne. Two talented song-and-dance men (Bing Crosby & Danny Kaye) team up after the war to become one of the hottest acts in showbusiness. One winter, they join forces with a sister act (Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen) and trek to Vermont for a White Christmas. Of course there’s requisite fun with the ladies, but the real adventure starts when Crosby & Kaye discover that the Inn is run by their…

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The Illusionists, direct from Broadway

December 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - December 29, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall, Bennelong Point
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$76.00 – $120.00

THE ILLUSIONISTS held in Sydney Opera House Concert Hall Edge of your seat magic direct from Broadway. Having smashed box office records and dazzled audiences around the globe, eight illusionists will astound you with this brand new show, packed with astonishing, death defying acts of visual, mental and optical illusion. This extravaganza of mind-blowing feats will astound you with thrills and sophistication. A non stop journey through the minds and marvels of some of the world’s greatest illusionists. Mind bending…

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January 2019

The Nutcracker & I, by Alexandra Dariescu

January 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
City Recital Hall, 2 Angel Place
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$73.00

THE NUTCRACKER & I, by Alexandra Dariescu held at the City Recital Hall Angel Place Sydney with Alexandra Dariescu & Désirée Ballantyne Renowned Romanian pianist Alexandra Dariescu reimagining of Tchaikovsky’s enchanting Christmas tale merges piano, ballet and state-of-the art digital animations in a trailblazing multimedia treat for all ages. Behind a see-through gauze screen, Dariescu is at the grand piano playing 15 virtuosic score movements as ballerina Désirée Ballantyne who dances in-sync with digitally projected characters, creating more than 35,000…

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February 2019

A Room With A View, by E.M. Porster

February 10 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Genesian Theatre, 420 Kent Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$28.00

A ROOM WITH A VIEW, by E.M. Porster held at the Genesian Theatre 420 Kent Street Sydney. Set in the Edwardian era, Lucy Honeychurch, a young Englishwoman, visits Italy under the charge of her older cousin Charlotte. At their pension, or guesthouse, in Florence, they are given rooms that look into the courtyard rather than out over the river Arno. Mr. Emerson, a fellow guest, generously offers them the rooms belonging to himself and his son George. Although Charlotte is…

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Seniors Week Event: Film Screening, ‘Codgers’

February 14 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Seaborn Cinema, Suite 3 (ground floor), 20 Young Street
Neuitral Bay, NSW Australia
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Free

North Sydney Council Seniors Week Event Seaborn Cinema, Suite 3 (ground floor) 20 Young Street Neutral Bay. There will be a screening of a film of a prizewinning play ‘Codgers’ by Don Reid and adapted by celebrated director Wayne Harrison, followed by a Q&A session with members of the production, conversation and refreshments (light lunch). This will be a celebration of the love of life on Valentine’s day and we will be collaborating with actor Grant Dodwell and his Australian…

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The Big Time, by David Williamson

February 23 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ensemble Theatre, 78 McDougall Street
Kirribilli, NSW Australia
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$80.00 – $130.00

THE BIG TIME, by David Williamson held at the Ensemble Theatre, Kirribilli. Celia and Vicki were best friends at drama school, but the game of life has dealt them very different hands. Celia is a high-profile soap star earning ridiculous amounts of money and the requisite harbour views. Meanwhile Vicki by in gritty, critically acclaimed roles in independent theatre. When Vicki proposes they collaborate on an ambitious new film project. It could be a big opportunity for both of them…

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March 2019

Sydney Opera House Ladies Committee

March 23 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Palace Piccadilly Arcade

Dates to put in your diary for 2019 Yum Cha Lunch at Palace Piccadilly Arcade, Saturday 23 March 2019 Lunch at the Women’s Club, Thursday 9 May 2019 with a surprise guest   More information in our next Newsletter February 2019 or ring Carol Martin in January for more information.

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April 2019

WEST SIDE STORY

April 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House NSW Australia
$184.00

Opera Australia & GWB Entertainment Present BB Group Production of WEST SIDE STORY Cast includes: Todd Jacobsson, Sophie Salvesani, Chloe Zuel, Noah Mullins, Lyndon Watts and Ritchie Singer. The moment the curtain went up on West Side Story on Broadway, musical theatre changed forever. Hailed as the greatest Broadway musical of all time, the genius of West Side Story’s creators is unquestioned. The remarkable collaboration between Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents, Stephen Sondheim and Jerome Robbins produced a timeless masterpiece. A…

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PYGMALION

April 25 @ 7:30 pm - May 25 @ 2:00 pm
New Theatre, 542 King Street
Newtown, NSW 2042 Australia
$33.00

PYGMALION by George Bernard Shaw It is the turn of the 20th century and in a new industrialised England, class barriers are breaking down. Eliza Doolittle, an aspirational young flower girl with no money and unintelligible speech sees a chance to escape the destiny of her birth. Language lessons from the wealthy, bullying, funny, linguistics professor Henry Higgins seem like just the ticket. But a ticket to what? The outcome of her training is not what she or her teacher…

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May 2019

LUNCH AT THE WOMEN’S CLUB

May 2 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
The Women’s Club, 179 Elizabeth Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$85.00

The Sydney Opera House Ladies’ Committee has a long proud history of serving and fundraising for the Opera House since 1957, for various programs providing opportunities for disadvantaged students to experience performances, talks and programs at the Sydney Opera House - something everyone in our community should be able to experience. Join the Committee and a special guest for a light fun filled lunch. Thursday 2 May 2019, 11.30am for 12 noon Tickets: $85.00 Location: The Women's Club. 4th Floor,…

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SHERLOCK HOLMES & THE RIPPER MURDERS

May 5 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Genesian Theatre, 420 Kent Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
$28.50

SHERLOCK HOLMES & THE RIPPER MURDERS by Brien Clemens This play combines the story of the greatest Detective with one of the greatest mysteries of the Victorian era and it’s an unmissable adventure! The grisly serial killings in Victorian Whitechapel, dubbed by the popular press as the work of Jack the Ripper, are the talk of London and from deep within the smog-ridden slums, yet another piercing shriek is heard. Sherlock Holmes and Dr John H Watson are drawn into…

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Saturday Night Fever

May 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sydney Lyric Theatre, 55 Pirrama Road
Pyrmont, NSW Australia
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$144.00

You will strut to Saturday Night Fever in this blazing stage show that propels the cult classic to phenomenal heights from March 2019. Based on the 1977 movie starring John Travolta, this is the story of Tony Manero and his quest to break free of conformity and become king of the club. The movie is credited with defining the 1970’s, while the soundtrack remains the best-selling soundtrack of all time with over 45 million copies sold. Packed with disco classics…

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A MOTHER’S DAY CONCERT

May 12 @ 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Independent Theatre, 269 Miller Street
North Sydney, NSW Australia
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$35.00

Pacific Opera presents A MOTHER’S DAY CONCERT Pacific Opera is a Young Artists’ opera company, producing fresh vibrant opera with a twist, providing a platform for the stars of tomorrow, and offering singers the chance to develop their vocal performance skills to advance the opera arena. Bring someone special to see this annual favourite, as the young artists at Pacific Opera delight you in an afternoon of opera and song from stage and screen, and join us in celebrating Mums…

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THE SEABORN CONVERSATIONS – MAD ABOUT COWARD

May 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Seaborn Library, Suite 3 Ground Floor, 20 Young Street
Neutral Bay, NSW 2089 Australia
$25.00

A celebration of the wit and wisdom of Sir Noel Coward English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer in words and song in the 120th year of his birth presented by self-confessed “Coward tragic” and sometime cabaret performer STUART MAUNDER AM accompanied by distinguished pianist John Martin. Enjoy popular hits including “I’ll See You Again”, “If Love were All”, “In a Bar on the Piccolo Marina”, “Don’t Put Your Daughter on the Stage Mrs Worthington” “Mad Dogs and Englishmen” plus…

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June 2019

COLLABORATORS

June 6 @ 7:30 pm - July 6 @ 2:00 pm
New Theatre, 542 King Street
Newtown, NSW 2042 Australia
$33.00

Winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Play “It’s man versus monster, And the monster always wins.” Moscow 1938. Not the best place to have a sense of honour, let alone a yearning for freedom. So when prominent Russian writer, Mikhail Bulgakov, living among dissidents and hounded by the secret police, is given a surprise commission to pen a biographical drama about Joseph Stalin to celebrate his 60th birthday, he soon discovers there is a high price to pay.…

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JASPER JONES

June 27 @ 7:30 pm - June 29 @ 7:30 pm
Bondi Pavilion Theatre, Queen Elizabeth Drive
Bondi, NSW 2025 Australia

Based on the Novel by Craig Silvey. Adapted by Kate Mulvany. Cast includes – Beth Daly, Elliott Weston, Nicholas Longthorne, Amy James, Tony Shim and Callan Purcell as Jasper. Director Nicholas Christo says “Jasper Jones is a piece that brings with it a sweeping visual grandeur which intersects with legitimate relationships hidden in private realms…. our production will see a multitalented cast and creative team enlivening the black and brutal angularity of the stage/surrounds with the warmth of physical tableau,…

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PERSUASION, by Jane Austen

June 30 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Genesian Theatre, 420 Kent Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
$28.50

The story concerns Anne Elliott, a young Englishwoman of 27 years, whose family is moving to lower their expenses and get out of debt. They rent their home to an Admiral and his wife. The wife’s brother, Navy captain Frederick Wentworth, had been engaged to Anne in 1806, and now they meet again, both single and unattached, after no contact for more than seven years. This sets the scene for many humorous encounters as well as a second, well-considered chance…

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July 2019

RAZORHURST

July 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Hayes Theatre, 19 Greenknowe Ave
Potts Point, NSW Australia
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$62.00

Book & Lyrics by Kate Mulley, Music by Andy Peterson. From the 1920’s until the 1930’s, two vice queens, Kate Leigh and Tilly Devine, ruled the Darlinghurst underworld. Their rivalry was infamous, leading to a litany of violent crimes enacted by their razor gangs as each struggled to gain dominance in a world of sly grog, narcotics and prostitution. In 2019, Kate Leigh’s former sly grog shop is about to reopen as a trendy coffee spot. The shop is being…

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August 2019

DIVA DELIGHTS, with Valda Wilson

August 2 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House, 4/2 Circular Quay E
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
$90.00

Enjoy an opportunity to meet and listen to Germany-based, Australian born soprano Valda Wilson over lunch in the Utzon Room. Valda’s effervescent personality and a remarkable singing voice have assisted her in establishing an international reputation for performances ‘full of inner conviction with a voice that soars effortlessly...flawlessly accurate yet meltingly smooth, to unexpectedly high notes’ and for ‘amazing versatility and virtuosity’. She was chosen by Richard Bonynge as the only featured singer at the Westminster Abbey memorial service for…

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SEABORN CONVERSATIONS – REMEMBERING DORIS FITTON

August 19 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Seaborn Library, Suite 3 Ground Floor, 20 Young Street
Neutral Bay, NSW 2089 Australia
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$25.00

80 years ago the little hall at 269 Miller Street was re-opened by Miss Doris Fitton as the Independent Theatre. Hundreds of our Foundation Friends helped Dr. Seaborn restore this beautiful building in the 1990’s. Come along and enjoy this talk down memory lane as our theatre historian Dr Carolyn Lowry, introduces some very Special Guests who remember the amazing contribution to the performing arts of the redoubtable Actress/Artistic Director Dame Doris Fitton. Enjoy a light lunch with Foundation Friends…

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September 2019

FRENCH WITHOUT TEARS

September 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Independent Theatre, 269 Miller Street
North Sydney, NSW Australia
$25.00

You are invited to a repeat performance of the same comedy produced by Doris Fitton when she reopened the newly-named Independent Theatre in 1939 and commenced a significant new chapter of Sydney theatre history. To celebrate the 80th Anniversary, the New Independent Players will perform this internationally popular 1930s comedy French Without Tears by Terence Rattigan as a moved play reading directed by Aarne Neeme. The cast includes Terence Clarke AM and Glenn Hazeldine, Julie Hudspeth, Felix Gentle and Stacey…

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FROM BROADWAY TO LA SCALA

September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall, Bennelong Point
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
$158.00

FROM BROADWAY TO LA SCALA Presented by Andrew McKinnon & Phil Bathols Concert Hall Sydney Opera House ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY With soprano Emma Matthews, greatly loved David Hobson, acclaimed bass baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes, West End Broadway star Caroline O’Connor and the young Australian tenor Alexander Lewis. They will be joined by emerging artist and Australia’s next big star Genevieve Knight. Following two sold-out tours, From Broadway to La Scala returns with arguably the great combination of Australian musical theatre…

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WEST SIDE STORY

September 29 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House NSW Australia
$184.00

Opera Australia & GWB Entertainment Present BB Group Production of WEST SIDE STORY Cast includes – Todd Jacobsson, Sophie Salvesani, Chloe Zuel, Noah Mullins, Lyndon Watts and Ritchie Singer. The moment the curtain went up on West Side Story on Broadway, musical theatre changed forever. Hailed as the greatest Broadway musical of all time, the genius of West Side Story’s creators is unquestioned. A modern retelling of Romeo and Juliet, this tragic love story tells the tale of two young…

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October 2019

NORTH SYDNEY CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL – Wake up the Animals

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Seaborn Library, Suite 3 Ground Floor, 20 Young Street
Neutral Bay, NSW 2089 Australia

Wake up the Animals  10am (Ages 3 to 7) Animal Rhythm 11am (Ages 8-12) Saturday 19 October 2019 Limited spaces. Bookings essential with Carol Martin 02 9955 5444 Seaborn Library, 20 Young Street Neutral Bay Two 30 minute music workshops. Music can be enjoyed in many ways and these music workshops aim to expose children to the joys of music making and performing through simple singing games, simple instrument playing and movement exercises with games. There will be some opportunities to…

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November 2019

NORTH SYDNEY CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL – A PACKAGE FOR GRANNY

November 2 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Seaborn Library, Suite 3 Ground Floor, 20 Young Street
Neutral Bay, NSW 2089 Australia

This beautiful story for ages 8-12 including animals and a birthday surprise for a loved older person, is dramatized by professional puppeteers, and accompanied by two professional musicians in flute and cello to the original score by composer Jim Coyle. Saturday 2 November 2019 at 11.00am Cost: $20 Adults; $15 Child; Family package concession $50 Two Adults and Three Children Bookings: Carol Martin 02 9955 5444 Seaborn Library It allows children to see puppets and instruments in an intimate space working…

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CHRISTMAS PARTY AND RODNEY SEABORN PLAYWRIGHTS AWARD PRESENTATION

November 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Seaborn Library, Suite 3 Ground Floor, 20 Young Street
Neutral Bay, NSW 2089 Australia

President Peter Lowry OAM and the Board of Directors of the SEABORN, BROUGHTON & WALFORD FOUNDATION Invite you and a Guest to the Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation Christmas Party and Presentation of the 2019 Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award Enjoy entertainment, complimentary food and drinks. Date: Thursday 21 November 2019. Time: 6pm to 8pm. Please RSVP to Carol Martin Phone 02 9955 5444. Seaborn Library, Suite 3 Ground Floor 20 Young Street Neutral Bay NSW.

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