Guest Speakers Group and Theatre Club

Guest Speakers Group

 

 

 

 

 

GUEST SPEAKERS PROGRAM WILL RETURN IN 2020  -  Speakers and Subjects to be announced

We see the return of Guest Speakers Program in 2020 which our retired Leader Kath Walsh initiated and ran so successfully.    Course will resume again at 1.30pm to 3.00pm on Tuesday afternoons at the Belmont Senior Citizens Centre, 7 Glover Street, Belmont.

COME ALONG AND GIVE THESE GENEROUS PEOPLE A GOOD AUDIENCE.    JUST NEED TO BE A PAID UP MEMBER OF U3A AND BRING A FRIEND.      THE MORE THE MERRIER! ALL THE BEST.

 

 

Theatre Club

The Theatre Club arranges bookings at local amateur theatres and venues and is available to Eastlakes U3A members and guests.
All bookings must be made by contacting Jeff, either by phone or email. Matinees are popular, however we try to include some evening dinner shows as well.   It’s a good opportunity to socialise and meet other members in a friendly setting.

November and December 2019

The following program is for the remainder of the year and I am asking for expressions of interest for all these shows at this time, even for those as far away as December.  I have already been advised that  “Christmas at Pemberley”, comedy, will quickly fill up.

NOVEMBER          17th “Christmas at Pemberley” Matinee  2pm  Newcastle Theatre Company, $25

DECEMBER             7th “Love, Life, Musicals, Cavalleria, Rusticana” Opera Hunter and Newcastle Theatre  Company,    $35

SYNOPSIS

ROMANTIC AFTERNOON AT THE BALLET

Lake Macquarie Music Society presents this performance with The Lake Macquarie Philharmonic Orchestra playing the music of the following Ballets.

Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overtures                            The Nutcracker Suite

The Montagues & the Capulets                                  Excerpts from Swan Lake

Ballet Music from Faust

There is no Ballet dancing.

CHRISTMAS at PEMBERLEY (comedy)

“Mr Darcy sends all the love he can spare from me.  You are all to come to Pemberley at Christmas”

What could be better in the lead-up to Christmas than a Christmas story with the perfect blend of characters that everyone knows and loves – Jane Austen’s Bennet sisters with Messrs Darcy and Bingley, and a brand new story?

This is a feel-good, coming-of-age comedy focused on the much neglected, bookish, middle sister Mary Bennet who is now contemplating the limits of her life as the spinster watching the romantic escapades of her sisters.  She says “I grew up with the kindest cleverest and most beautiful elder sisters in the country and with the loudest, silliest and prettiest younger sister in the country.  I find I still suffer from a lack of definition”

“As the family gathers together for Christmas at Pemberley, an unexpected guest captures Mary’s attention as she entertains hopes for independence and a match on her own terms.


LOVE, LIFE, MUSICALS, CAVALLERIA, RUSTICANA

This is what they are calling “Indie Season” and this production is presented by Opera Nova at the Newcastle Theatre Company, Lambton.  It is an exciting double bill featuring the best of the 20th Century musicals coupled with the high drama of Pietro Mascagni’s one –act opera of illicit love and revenge.


Upcoming  SYMPHONY CONCERTS   BY ORCHESTRA NOVA

PERFORMANCE DATES for Concerts :

🎵Sunday 30 November 2019

I hope you can join us for our concert season this year.

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO

Please do not make any ticket payments into the U3A account until you are advised to do so

To book for a play or request further information (regarding cost, payment and location), please

contact Jeff on 49461552 or click the link below to email: j-wbishop2@bigpond.com

The Theatre club supports local amateur groups.

  • Most of the plays selected are comedies.
  • Plays marked with an (M) are 2pm matinees.
  • The cost varies, depending on the numbers attending.
  • Play only is usually between $17 and $25.
  • Where dinner is included the cost will be around $45 to $55.
  • We mainly use:  DAPA theatre – Hamilton;  Newcastle Theatre Company – Lambton; Gilbert and Sullivan Players – Georgetown, and Brunker Road Theatre – Adamstown.

Please note: We receive a discount for group bookings. For this reason you must contact Jeff Bishop to book your attendance.
As mentioned Jeff will respond to your email or phone call with the details of the method of payment for your tickets
To book for a play or request further information (regarding cost, payment and location), please contact Jeff on 49461552 or click the link below to email: j-wbishop2@bigpond.com