Western Leader : November 23rd 2010
14 WESTERN LEADER, NOVEMBER 23, 2010 NEWS Improving Auckland's rail network Newmarket Station Saturday 27 November, 10am - 3pm Changes are coming to Auckland rail -- what's happening and how will it affect you? If you use the train, or live or work near the rail corridor, these projects will affect you. To find out more, please drop by our information open day: We have a busy summer construction programme planned and from next year the rail corridor will start looking very different. KiwiRail and Auckland Transport are working hard to build the new infrastructure for electrification and improve commuter rail services. Have a go at theatre They want you: Playhouse Theatre manager Sheryl Watson welcomes anyone who wants to get involved with community theatre. Photo: NICOLA MURPHY By NICOLA MURPHY Ever got bored of spend- ing nights in front of the television? Perhaps now is the time to give community theatre a go. The Playhouse Theat- re in Glen Eden is a good place to start. Manager Sheryl Wat- son is the only paid member of Playhouse Theatre and says they are always on the lookout for new members. We re always looking for directors, musical directors, choreograph- ers, sound and lighting technicians -- everyone, she says. Whatever skills you have, we can make use of them. Mrs Watson says they are currently searching for a secretary to relieve Bob Jessopp, president of Playhouse Theatre Inc, of some of his workload. The role is voluntary but an honorarium is paid as an appreciation of the work put in. The hours vary from week to week. Mrs Watson says it can provide exciting new opportunities. It s a great way to meet people. You become part of a cohesive team, she says. The theatre had a $2 million makeover in 2003 and now features improved sound and lighting equipment, two large dressing rooms and a greenroom. It is home of Playhouse Theatre Inc, which books it for up to four shows a year. The rest of the time it is hired by community groups and businesses. The organisation is non-profit so the cost of hiring is put towards maintaining and run- ning the theatre. Mrs Watson says it can be used for anything from seminars and meetings to concerts and shows. We ve even had a few weddings here, she says. To apply for the sec- retary position or for more information, phone Mrs Watson on 818-5751 or email enquiries@ playhousetheatre.org.nz.
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