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Australia Day 2021

Benalla Theatre Company was thrilled to be announced as the Community Group of the Year 2021 at today’s Australia Day Awards at Benalla.

Benalla Theatre Company also performed at the Community Concert for Australia Day at the Botanical Gardens.

Ma Baker’s Tonic

Set in the roaring twenties, Ma Baker’s Tonic tells the story of Ritzy’s, an upmarket night club where Ma Baker’s moonshine is supplied during the prohibition era. A group of unwelcome visitors threaten to shut down the club. Will the night club survive?

Auditions have taken place and here is the cast list.

CharacterCharacter
NoraDianne FeldtmannO’RileyJim Tullberg
NickTom HarrisonLilyMonique Hillenaar
IrmaAngeline DanielsAceJamie Boatwood
MotileLiz HillenaarPoileMolly Craig
FingersLuke DunneCrusherBen van den Akker
Ma BakerDebbie PattersonPetalJessica Grant
BlossomLyndsey HillMiss FitLinda Simpson
TiddlyEmily WattMaudeJannice Smith
RitaJan KennedyAggieSheryle Stubbs
EnidJenna TownerDaddyDel Dube
Young WomanKate McGrathFred

We are still looking for someone to be cast as Fred (a wimp in wolf’s clothing. Outwardly suave but afraid of women) so if you or someone you know would to audition for the part please contact Emily Watt on 0400 639 536.

Dates of performances:

Friday 21 May at 7:30pm

Saturday 22 May at 2:00pm

Saturday 22 May at 7:30pm

Sunday 23 May at 2:00pm

Friday28 May at 7:30pm

Saturday 29 May at 2:00pm

Saturday 29 May at 7:30pm

OTHER WAYS TO BE INVOLVED If being onstage is not your thing, but if you would like to be a part of the show, or if you plan to be in the show and have some extra time to give, there are so many ways that you can help. We cannot put on a show with people to do the behind-the-scenes work. Please contact Emily for more information.

Benalla Theatre Company Patrons

We would like to acknowledge the following who have become Patrons of Benalla Theatre Company. We thank them for their generosity and support of our company.

Jim TullbergMolly CraigDawne Tonks

More information about becoming a Patron, go to our Patronage page or contact Emily Watt on Ph: 0400 639 536 or email to benallatheatrecompany@gmail.com.