DON'T MISS OUT!
After an exciting rehearsal period the 48 Shades of Brown cast are ready and pumping to hit the stage this Friday night! This awesome, not to mention hilarious, show opens with an amazing cast this Friday, running through to Saturday. The performance is the first Mainstage of the year, not to be missed! Packed with funny moments and relatable scenes 48 Shades of Brown is sure to be the best show of the term!
A few months ago Dan had to make a choice. Go to Geneva with his parents for a year, board at school or move into a house with his uni student, bass-playing aunt, Jacq, and her friend, Naomi. He picked Jacq's place. Now he's doing his last year at school and trying not to spin out. Trying to be cool and trying to pick up a few skills for surviving in the adult world. Problem is, he falls for Naomi & things become much, much more confusing. As Dan fumbles through the process of forming a relationship with someone he also learns about making pesto, interpreting the fish tank scene from the film Romeo + Juliet, why almost all birds are one of the 48 shades of brown and why his best course of action is just to be himself.
If this sounds like the play for you then head onto TicketLink to book your tickets or CLICK HERE! Doors open at 6:40pm for a 7:00pm start with a 20 minute interval in the middle. Read on to learn about the cast, crew and rehearsal process!
MEET THE CAST!
Kane O'Rielley- Dan
Kane O'Rielley has been a member of the TYC community for eight years. He is also one of TYC's Artistic Producers and has been involved in many productions including the award winning Fear Itself, Macbeth Re-Arisen, After Death, Bustown, Animal Farm and Neverland. Kane attends Trinity Anglican School where he performed in High School Musical last year.
Alyssa Byrne- Jacq
Alyssa Byrne is an established member of the Saint Monica's College performing arts community and has been a part of the TYC community for a copious amount of years, performing in shows such The Assistant, The Experimental Conundrum and the award winning Animal Farm by George Orwell.
Juliette Solowiej- Naomi
Juliette Solowiej is an established member of the TYC community. In her many years of performing at TYC she has played hundreds of characters in many productions such as Constance Drinkwater and the Final Days of Somerset, The Importance of Being Earnest, Christmas Unwrapped, Alice of Hearts and Bustown.
Peter Dearman-Mclaren- Chris
Peter Dearman-McIaren has been a student at The Young Company for many years. His experience on the stage includes The Beach, Fawlty Towers, The Invention of Lying and many more. This is Peter's first Mainstage production and he is looking forward to treading the floorboards with his fellow cast mates.
Jacob Ellis- Phil
Jacob Ellis has been a member of The Young Company for many years. He attends Saint Andrews and is one of TYC's Senior Improvisors. He has performed in countless productions including Constance Drinkwater and the Final Days of Somerset, The Invention of Lying and many theatre sport compitions.
Catherine McGuinness- The Fantasies
Catherine McGuinness is one of TYC's Associate Producers and has been a part of the TYC community for over five years. In 2015 she was voted the Best Female Actor for performances in Children of the Blackskirt, Alice of Hearts, Men at Arms and The Experimental Conundrum. Catherine has loved performing from a very young age.
Jasmin Powell- Imogen/ Jason
Jasmin Powell attends Cairns State High School and is apart of the Drama Centre of Excellence. She first realised her love for acting in prep when she was chosen to be a part of a school Christmas production. Jasmin has been an active member of TYC for over four years, participating in productions such as Narnia, Christmas Unwrapped and The Assistant.
MEET THE CREW!!
If you've ever wondered how a production gets put together then these are the people you need to talk to! If you see anything onstage or the costumes on the actors, even the sounds you here, it all comes down to the crew! As a crew we start preparing right at the beginning of the cast rehearsals, putting together designs and making lists of all the lists that need to be made. For 48 Shades of Brown we have been lucky enough to have an excellent team!
Tom Williams and Darcy Maher- Tech Team
Tom and Darcy have been working in tech since the day they were born. They have a combined production list of at least 3 million productions and don't plan on stopping anytime soon. They have been working tirelessly, designing and programming lights and sound to get the best out of our stage.
Skye Simpson, Amber Eustice and Charlotte Murray- Stage Managers
Skye, Amber and Charlotte have been working day and night to bring this performance together. As you're watching the show try and count the number of props that enter and exit the stage, I guarantee that you will lose track, these girls however, are all over it like a rash.
Francesca Kunz and Ellie Johnston- Design Team
Francesca and Ellie are two of TYC's most experienced Design Managers. They have worked on a multitude of performances and dressed thousands of actors. Without them you would see our cast standing helplessly on stage... in their undies... not a pretty site. These girls are the masters of disguise!
Michael Elliott and Evelyn McGuinness (me!)- Director and Production Manager
We're secretly ninjas...don't tell
What happens during a show?
Well, during a performance a lot of things are going on, let's count them:
1) The tech team are working the tech box, lighting our stage and giving us sound, a full time job.
2) The stage managers are backstage giving out props, organising cast and opening curtains, without them nothing would happen!
3) The design team dress the cast before the show and do touchups during interval. While the cast are onstage the design team are doing whatever needs doing, holding things, folding and taking care of costumes.
4) The cast are onstage performing
5) Mike and I sit in the audience and enjoy every minute of it!
And there is soooooo much more but this list would become a post in itself!!
48 Shades of Brown is one not to be missed so get in quick and book your tickets HERE! We can't wait to see you at TYC this weekend!!!
This is Evelyn, exiting Stage Left!