My first role in a production was in Annie Get Your Gun (1970) and I played the role of one of Annie’s younger sisters, Winnie. With pigtails, bare feet, rope for a belt and smudges of dirt on my face. It was not what I imagined ‘my debut to the world of theatre’ would be like. I loved it, and have not stopped loving it!! I have had various roles in musicals, dramas, 3 One Plays and 3 Act Plays.
As always, and now as President of Maryborough Players since 2012, it has been pleasure to watch not only our ‘active’ members take part in productions, but also the mature adults and younger performers take their first tentative steps into theatre and to see them develop confidence and theatre skills and knowledge.
JOHN LAWRENCEVICE PRESIDENT
John started his theatre life with the Maryborough Players in 1972. He has done various productions with groups in Maryborough, Brisbane and Hervey Bay. Musicals he has performed in include My Fair Lady, Annie Get Your Gun, South Pacific, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas to name a few. He has performed in many 3 One Act Plays, Melodramas, Pantomimes and Theatre Restaurants. During his time in theatre he has also directed a 3 One Play together with Theatre Restaurants. John has also written 5 scripts which have been performed with great success in Hervey Bay.
Loretta was introduced to the Theatre in 1972. It wasn’t until 1983 when she hit the stage performing in her first musical Annie Get Your Gun, which was followed in 1984 with The Best Little Whorehoue in Texas.
Her first performance in a Theatre Restaurant was “Ah Cruel Fate” in 1985, all for the Maryborough Players. Her last theatre restaurant was for a Hervey Bay Group, and is now happy to retire from the stage. She has taken on the role of Secretary allowing her to continue being involved with theatre.
Since 1949, Maryborough Players Inc has been proudly associated with the production of hundreds of musicals, comedy and drama productions, melodramas, one act plays, pantomimes, theatre restaurants and workshops.