PEOPLES PLAYHOUSE

Peoples Playhouse will be holding a Special General Meeting
shortly 
ia Zoom Meeting.

 

This will be an online event.  Details for joining the event will be posted here closer to the date.

 

The purpose of the meeting is to have all financial members to vote on the draft of our Constitution Documentation before it can be submitted into CAV.  Should you require any further information regarding this, please feel free to email:
 secretarypeoplesplayhouse@gmail.com

 

We look forward to seeing you at our Special General Meeting.

Celebrating 30 Years for Kidz 4 Kidz

Written by our Founding Member and Committee Member Lucy Nicolson

 

Kidz 4 Kidz was the predecessor to ‘People’s Playhouse,’ established 2 years later.

 

A bit of History on Our First Year…

 

Thirty years ago, during the April School Holidays of 1991, Kidz 4 Kidz staged their very first production “The Frog Prince”, with no production team, no committee and a wishing well fashioned from the packaging of a washing machine! The idea was born from the need to establish a ‘children’s’ theatre company in Frankston. Panorama had already cornered the ‘teen’ market and there were always plenty opportunities for adults in community theatre companies. Sian Parry was hired as our rehearsal and show accompanist and I directed, Md’d and produced it. Our venue for rehearsals and show was very close to where we rehearse now- The Frankston East hall- at the intersection of Ashleigh Ave and Beach Street. We started with a cast of approx. 30 children under 12 years of age and the project was so successful that we staged a second show that year, “Lost In Space” a Christmas nativity musical. By the end of the year my niece Vickie Aiton (then Carlstrom) joined the company as official accompanist and Bob Paice as set designer and builder, both are ‘life members’. We are so proud that many children have progressed from the ranks of Kidz 4 Kidz to professional theatre and the drama and music teaching professions and some, are even now, on our committee, giving back to the community. I am hugely grateful to all the committee members who have weathered the Covid storm and those who have kept the company alive for so many years. Here’s looking ahead to the future and the wonderful productions yet to come.