Tuckshop the musical reprised at StageDoor in April

For those of you who enjoyed  TuckShop the Musical,  now is your chance to see it again. Read More

Tuckshop review – ABC

ABC Review

Our “homegrown” production, Tuckshop the musical was reviewed by Family Affairs reporter Susan Hetherington on 612 ABC Brisbane.

Susan’s comments included,

..the locally written tribute to tuckshop mums will resonate with anyone who has served in or even eaten at the school tuckshop Tuckshop The Musical focuses on tuckshop and school from both adult and children’s perspectives. It is a play for adults, not a children’s play although it is suitable for children. There are characters we can all relate to and some very funny dialogue plus a story that binds it together.

The review can be read here or heard here (about halfway throught the podcast).

Tuckshop the Musical being loved by audiences

Tuckshop the musical

We’ve been having a great response from audiences for Front Row Theatre’s latest production, the “home baked” Tuckshop The Musical opens its world premiere season on Saturday 6 November at Hamilton Town Hall.

This sweet and funny musical is written by Julie Bray, Leah Pellinkhof and Samantha Wolf. It is directed by Leah Pellinkhof already well known in Brisbane Theatre circles for her quirky original productions, including Shakespeare’s Girly Bits, My Pet Human (nominated for a Matilda Award) and Hamilton Hall The Musical, which was a Q150 project honouring the role of historic Hamilton Town Hall in the local community and a popular hit last year. Samantha Wolf, one of the composers from Hamilton Hall The Musical has composed some wonderful catchy songs for this new show.

Tuckshop The Musical focuses on tuckshop and school from both adult and children’s perspectives. It is a play for adults, not a children’s play although it is suitable for children (rated PG).

Tuckshop mums (and dads) will be able to relate to this musical as well as anyone who remembers their school days with the Queensland Education system.

Times are Friday and Saturday nights on 6, 12, 13,19, 20, 26 and 27 November and 3 and 4 December at 7.30pm and on 13 November at a 2pm matinee.

Bookings will be essential and can be made by emailing info@frontrow.org.au or by phoning the booking line on 0488 011 219.

Next Show – Tuckshop: The Musical

Dates have been finalised for our next show – Tuckshop: the musical.

The show’s first performance will be Saturday 6 November with a gala opening night performance on Friday 12th November and running through Friday and Saturday nights (12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th November and 3rd, 4th December) at 7:30pm. We will also be having a matinee performance on 13th November at 2:00pm.

Bookings are being taken now – contact 0488 011 219 or via email at bookings@frontrow.org.au.


Tuckshop – The Musical: Audition Notice

A new musical about a primary school tuckshop

Director – Leah Pellinkhof
Vocal Direction – Katie Wighton
Composor -Samantha Wolf
Choreo -TBA

Written by Samantha Wolf, Julie Bray & Leah Pellinkhof
Where – Hamilton Town Hall, Cnr Rossiter Pde & Racecourse Rd Hamilton
When – Saturday 21st August 1pm for a group song & dance audition. Then book a 10min slot for a private audition via email leahpell@gmail.com.

Looking for strong actors who can hold a tune & dance some. 5 actors will be required to play dual roles of parent and child and some roles will require actors playing the opposite gender.

Rehearsals will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings and Saturday mornings (depending on actor availability).

Male or Female (50+) Headmaster Sweetplum – The caring big-hearted principal about to retire
Male (30+) Mr Andronicus – The hunky PE teacher
Female (50+) Bev – The militant hard-nosed tuckshop convenor and her son Sam, the school bully
Male (20+) Pepper – A beautiful prissy trophy wife and her nerdy son Macca
Female (20+) Brandy – A shy mother and Ginger, her stuck up overly dramatic daughter
Male or female (20+) Pop – The token tuckshop dad and Candy, his delightful bubbly daughter
Female Asian (20+) Pak – New to the tuckshop and her tough, cool daughter, Bok

Please prepare a 1-2 min comic monologue and a song from a modern musical and bring backing CD.
Performances – November Season.