Welcome to the Parkes Musical and Dramatic Society's web site. From our humble beginnings in a tin shed to the wonderfully updated venue, our Society offers a Big cutural and entertaining experience in a Little Theatre setting.
The society has a wealth of talented members, aged from 4 to 80+. In recent years the society has really taken off and our membership base has tripled. We are always welcoming New Members and have a lot of families contributing to our progressing society. So if you love the thought of being on stage (or behind) and are looking for a fun way to make new friends, come along and join in - no talent needed - just the love of the thrill of being involved in live theatre.
Congratulations to our CAT award nominees for 2014
Belinda McGrath - Best Costumes (Pirates of Penzance)
James Whalan - Best Actor in a leading role in a musical (Pirates of Penzance)
Dooley Thomson - Best Actor in a featured role in a musical (Pirates of Penzance)
Madeline Hanns - Patricia Kelson Encouragement Award (Pirates of Penzance)
Amy Dearden - Best Actress in a featured role in a play (Steel Magnolias)
The Gala Awards ceremony will be held at Llewellyn Hall in Canberra on 21st February 2015.
WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECKS NOW COMPULSORY
In line with changes in regulations, from 1st January 2015, all current members and new members (over the age of 18) on joining the Society must complete a working with children check, which can be done online at http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/Working-With-Children-Check/apply/apply This will not cost anything as you are all volunteers.
You will need to take this number to your local Roads and Maritime Services to prove your identity. Your clearance number will be sent to you and must be provided to the Society Registrar.
If you already have a working with children number, this can be used. You will not have to undergo a new check.
The working with children check lasts for three years. The Registrar will keep a record of all checks and members will be notified when they are required to carry out this process again.
If you do not have access to a computer, please arrange a time to meet with the Registrar to carry out the online application at the theatre.
Please note, no adult member who has not provided the 'Working with Children" number to the Registrar will be permitted to join the Society, or volunteer in any capacity at the theatre (including backstage, band, technical or front of house) as per a motion moved at the meeting held on 18/12/14.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CAST OF HAIRSPRAY!
|CORNY COLLINS||Aaron Kingham|
|LIL INEZ||Gracey Jones|
|SUE-ELLEN (KRYSTAL)/JAIL MATRON||Christa Radley|
|DARLENE (KRYSTAL)||Jasmin Carroll|
|CYNTHIA (KRYSTAL)||Bianca Kanjo|
|SHAYNA (DYNAMITE)||Rebecca Evans|
|KAMILAH (DYNAMITE)||Isabel Lovell|
|JUDINE (DYNAMITE)||Rachael Westcott|
|PRUDY PINGLETON||Lisa Ramsay|
|GYM TEACHER||Angela Bottaro-Porter|
|TAMMY/BEATNIX CHICK||Madison Cooper|
|MR PINKY||Brian Townsend|
|ENSEMBLE||Emily McHugh Douglas|