The Lilydale Athenæum Theatre Company Inc.
39-41 Castella Street, Lilydale VIC 3140

 
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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice
A play by Jim Cartwright.
Directed by Justin Stephens
20 August to 6 September 2014
Matinee: Sunday, 24 August and Sunday, 31 August
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Upcoming productions:
Fawlty Towers (2014/4)

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The Lilydale Athenaeum

From 1888 onwards the people of Lilydale have constantly re-invented the Athenaeum building to fit in with the community's ever changing needs. As a result it has been a Mechanics' Institute, a library, a community hall, a performance stage, a lecture hall, a place of worship, a meeting room, a cinema, an indoor sports stadium, a roller skating rink, a military drill hall, a work room, a venue for political forums, a polling booth, a ballroom, a concert hall and even a museum.

Since 1975 it has been the home of the Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre Company, regarded as one of Victoria's best non-professional drama companies.

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Online booking is here!
14 December 2013

The theatre's new SABO online booking system is up and running!

Tickets for individual shows can be booked here

To establish a NEW ongoing season ticket arrangement download and print this form and mail, fax or drop it in to the theatre office (open Mon, Tue and Fri from 10am to 2pm)


Four Gold VDL awards for 'Laughter'
10 December 2013

At the Victorian Drama League Awards presentation in December 2013, the ATC was presented with four Gold Awards for Kevin Trask's production of Laughter on the 23rd Floor by Neil Simon. Nine nominations were received overall.

The Awards included Best Comendy Production and Best Director of a Comedy Production.

Details of the Awards for Laughter on the 23rd floor are:

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS in a COMEDY: Sarah Somers

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR in a COMEDY: Colin Morley

BEST DIRECTOR of a COMEDY PRODUCTION - The Edna (Jones) Bartlett Perpetual Trophy. Donated by Gordon Bartlett: Kevin Trask

BEST COMEDY PRODUCTION - The Victorian Drama League Perrpetual Trophy. Donated by Charles 'Bud' Tingwell.


2013 Lyrebird nominations
10 December 2013

The 2013 Lyrebird Awards will be announced early in March 2014. The Lilydale ATC has received 12 nominations for these Awards, including Best Director and Best Production for Steel Magnolias.

In addition there were two Judges Awards - from Lee Geraghty "for the creative use of the elevator in Are You Being Served?" and Bronwyn Egan "for the seemingly flawless use of the Italian language and accent in The Light in the Piazza."

The full nomination list is as follows:

BEST SOUND in a COMEDY: Bruce Parr - Are You Being Served?

BEST SET in a COMEDY: John Shelbourn - Laughter on the 23rd Floor

BEST SET in a MUSICAL OR VARIETY - UNDER $30000: David Dare - The Light in the Piazza

BEST LIGHTING in a MUSICAL OR VARIETY - UNDER $30000: Jason Bovaird - The Light in the Piazza

BEST COSTUME in a COMEDY: Sylvia Carr & Margaret Bayley - For both Are You Being Served? AND Laughter on the 23rd Floor

HIGHLY COMMENDED PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY: Andy Fry - Are You Being Served?

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA: Sandy Fowler and Candice Sweetman - Steel Magnolias

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY: Neil McColl - Laughter on the 23rd Floor

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA: Angela Glennie -Steel Magnolias

BEST DIRECTOR - DRAMA: Lyn Carr - Steel Magnolias

BEST PRODUCTION - DRAMA: Steel Magnolias


Ticket prices 2014
25 July 2013

There will be a small adjustment to ticket prices in 2014.

Concession tickets will rise to $23 and season tickets (4 performances) will rise to $80.

The single ticket price of $25 and the group price of $20 will remain unaltered.

Volunteers wanted!

We are looking for new Front of House volunteers. Please see the volunteers page for more information.

Auditions
Are you interested in performing with the ATC? Check our auditions page for details of auditions for "Fawlty Towers" on 25 and 26 August.

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Rochford Winery Partnership

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The Lilydale ATC is proud of its partnership with the Rochford Winery in Victoria's Yarra Valley.

Some of Rochford's fine wines are served to patrons, free of charge, after showtime.

Experience Rochford - wine, restaurant, Concerts, 4WD track, hot air ballooning - become a Rochford Club member..

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