Gang show update & performing arts camp

There is quite a lot of Gang Show and related activity going on at the moment.

Gang Show 2014

Much work has been going on behind the scenes over the last few months putting the new show together.   An outline (based on the theme “The Game” – hint think video games) is well underway and we’re now into developing the details.  The Production Team is confident that it is going to be another great one with plenty of new innovations!

Dates for the show, auditions, rehearsals etc:

  • Auditions: Saturday 10 May and Sunday 11 May 2014
  • First Rehearsal: Monday 2 June 2014 (Queens Birthday Monday)
  • First Camp: 20-22 June 2014
  • Second Camp: 29-31 August 2014
  • Performances: Monday 22 September – Saturday 27 September 2014.

 2014 Performing Arts Camp

This awesome camp  will be held at Brookfield on the weekend of 21-22 September 2013.  This is our Gang Show Camp between Gang Shows so we hope to see you there!

The Performing Arts Camp is open to any Cub, Scout, Guide, Ranger, Venturer, Rover or Leader (who is 9½ years of age or older at the time of the Camp) who wants to enjoy a weekend of singing, dancing, acting, and Gang Show camp fun.  No previous experience is required and people who have never been in a Gang Show are encouraged to come and check it all out.

Of course if you have been in Gang Show before then you will definitely want to come, relive the memories and catch-up with your friends from the Gang.   The Camp includes sessions on the various things involved in theatrical productions as well some singing, dancing and drama activities.  It might even include some sneak peaks at some material planned for the 2014 Show!

The cost is $37 and numbers are limited so applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.  Applications close Friday 6 September 2014.

Ventures Fun With Forms

Last week the Brooklyn Venturer unit had an awesome activity called Fun with Forms.

Fun with Forms involves carting around benches to specific locations around the city. It is safe to say that this activity was fun for all but definitely got some strange looks from some bystanders.

Check out the picks.

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Pride, prejudice and pots of cash

Gillian reports:
73 made it along to our private showing of Pride and Prejudice last Friday. The Provisional fundraising figure from tickets and the raffle is $1356.

People has a great time – they thought the show was very well acted and entertaining and they commented on the hospitality including all the wonderful home baking by the scouts (and a few parents).

We had two very happy raffle winners who picked up wonderful packs containing movie or theatre tickets, wine, coffee/tea packs and more.

A huge thanks to our sponsors and particularly Warrick McCluskey from Tommy’s real estate who gave a cash donation and wine.

All the Scouts in uniform looked very smart – and the leaders were in their flash civvies looking very glamourous.

(Note: big thanks to co-organiser Jenny and all who bought and sold tickets, baked and made sandwiches or otherwise helped out.)

Surgery, sticks and silence

Another typical night at Brooklyn Cubs…

Richard demonstrated his recent double hip-operation courtesy of the back-end of a pig, some latex gloves and a power saw.  Watching was optional, but almost all Cubs were agog.

Donald introduced a new game using some sticks.

And we even got everyone to be absolutely silent at the end of the evening.  I know it’s unbelievable – but there genuinely was absolute silence 🙂