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Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.. Rosanna, Victoria

Heidelberg Theatre Company is an amateur theatre company based in Rosanna Victoria, Australia. It has been in existence for 63 years. It holds hard and digital copies of programs, newsletters, posters, photographs and other memorabilia related to the 400 plus productions it has staged since 1952. There are also photos and memorabilia relating to the various buildings that have housed the Company and dvds of special events and anniversary celebrations of the Company and interviews of members who have made an important contribution to the Company. Also there is a collection of costumes and furniture, many of which have been donated by local families and others were purchased or made by members of the Company over the years..

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P.O. Box 141 Rosanna Victoria 3087
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+61 03 9457 4117

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Opening Hours

No set opening hours other than performance times and dates when a production is being staged. Research enquiries to be made via email.

Location

36 Turnham Ave Rosanna Victoria

Heidelberg Theatre Company. Printed and scanned copies of programmes, newsletters, posters, photographs, related to the productions the Company has staged since 1952. A collections of costumes and properties, Copies of documents relating to the forming and running of the Company, including Minutes of Committee and Annual General Meetings.

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Amateur theatre

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395 items

395 items

Program Photos Newsletter Poster Articles - The Weekend by Michael Palin by special arrangement with Dominie Pty Ltd directed by Mel DeBono

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Photos Newsletter Poster - Sylvia by A.R. Gurney

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

All items in good condition

Historical information

Produced and acted by members of the Heidelberg Theatre Company and all supporting areas including set design, set building, lighting and sound design and operation, costumes, front of house, ticket sales, publicity and administration were undertaken by members of the Heidelberg Theatre Company.

Program Photos Poster - Riff-Raff by Phil Sumner, Danny Nash, Jan McDonald and Greg Sneddon directed by Diana Nicol

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Photos Poster Articles - 2016 HTC General Memorabilia

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

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Historical information

Significant events during 2016, includes President's Report submitted to the 2016 Annual General Meeting, Victorian Drama League Awards to members and productions at HTC in 2016, presentation of the Annual Bill Cherrey Award, presentation of a Life Membership to the Company, presentation of the Company's In House awards by the In House adjudicators, copy of the 2016 Playbill, celebration of the 90th Birthday of long time member of the Company, Melbourne Observer article, support of local Conservation Group - HTC Set Building Team constructed nesting boxes.

Program Special Events - Payment on Account by Ronald Adams

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

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Historical information

Produced and acted by members of the City of Heidelberg Repertory Group (now Heidelberg Theatre Company) and all supporting areas including set design, set building, lighting and sound design and operation, costumes, front of house, ticket sales, publicity and administration were undertaken by members of the City of Heidelberg Repertory Group now (Heidelberg Theatre Company).

Photos Newsletter Poster Articles Playbill Special Events - 2011 HTC General Memorabilia

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program newsletter articles special events - A thousand clowns by Herb. Gardner directed by Marcel Cugola

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Photos ReviewSet Design - Liliom by Ferenec Molnar

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

All items in good condition. Original and one colour photocopy of hand drawn sketches for the Prologue and Scenes 2 and 3 settings in blue biro with watercolour washes on ecru paper. On the back side of paper with scene sketch of Act 1. Photo – Joy Youlden - Small black and white cutting from unidentified newspaper on newsprint which has yellowed, Cutting has been glued onto ecru A4 paper sheet. Sketch for Scene 6, The Land Beyond, and Sketch for Scene 7, Julies House 16 Years later, an Adult Education Association Drama Group production at the Union Theatre from 1st – 3rd November, 1951. Resulting sets were transported to the Eisteddfod Hall, Ivanhoe and used in the opening production in January, 1952 for the newly formed City of Heidelberg Repertory Group. Sketches for Scene 4, The Railway Embankment, and Sketch for Scene 5, Behind The Shop, an Adult Education Association Drama Group production at the Union Theatre from 1st – 3rd November, 1951. Resulting sets were transported to the Eisteddfod Hall, Ivanhoe and used in the opening production in January, 1952 for the newly formed City of Heidelberg Repertory Group.

Historical information

The Adult Education Association Drama Group originally staged Liliom at the Union Theatre, University of Melbourne on Saturday, 3rd November, 1951, at 8pm and on the 8th November it was re-staged by them as the opening production of the The City of Heidelberg Repertory Company, now known as the Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc. in the Eistedford Hall, Ivanhoe. Sketch for Prologue, Fair Ground Scene, and Sketch for Scenes 2 and 3, The Tin Type Shop, for Adult Education Association Drama Group production at the Union Theatre from 1st – 3rd November, 1951. Resulting sets were transported to the Eisteddfod Hall, Ivanhoe and used in the opening production in January, 1952 for the newly formed City of Heidelberg Theatre.Sketch for Prologue, Fair Ground Scene, and Sketch for Scenes 2 and 3, The Tin Type Shop, for Adult Education Association Drama Group production at the Union Theatre from 1st – 3rd November, 1951. Resulting sets were transported to the Eisteddfod Hall, Ivanhoe and used in the opening production in January, 1952 for the newly formed City of Heidelberg Theatre. Sketch for Prologue, Fair Ground Scene, and Sketch for Scenes 2 and 3, The Tin Type Shop, for Adult Education Association Drama Group production at the Union Theatre from 1st – 3rd November, 1951. Resulting sets were transported to the Eisteddfod Hall, Ivanhoe and used in the opening production in January, 1952 for the newly formed City of Heidelberg Theatre Company. Photo from unidentified newspaper of the director of Liliom by Ferenc Molnar, Joy Youlden.an Adult Education Association Drama Group production at the Union Theatre from 1st – 3rd November, 1951 and restaged at the Eisteddfod Hall, Ivanhoe as the opening production in January, 1952 for the newly formed City of Heidelberg Repertory Group. The Adult Education Association Drama Group performers, backstage workers and technicians staged the play at the Eisteddfod Hall in Ivanhoe. Local Councillor E.A. Carlyle attended and addressed the audience. Reg Rudd is described as director-producer. He announced another Repertory evening in February.

Significance

Inagural production under the name of The City of Heidelberg Repertory Company, now known as the Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc., staged in the Eistdford Hall, 14 Ivanhoe Parade, Ivanhoe, Victoria, Australia on the 8th November, 1952.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten detail of scene numbers and names, name of producer, theatre company AEA (Adult Education Association) Drama Group Show and place, Union Theatre.

Program Special Events - 1974 HTC General Memorabilia Arts Bazaar

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Photos Reviews Newsletter Poster - The Importance of being Earnest by Oscar Wilde directed by Warwick Taylor

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Photos Review Newsletter Poster Articles - The Club by David Williamson directed by Gavin Williams

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

All items in good condition

Historical information

Produced and acted by members of the Heidelberg Theatre Company and all supporting areas including set design, set building, lighting and sound design and operation, costumes, front of house, ticket sales, publicity and administration were undertaken by members of the Heidelberg Theatre Company.

Program Photos Newsletter Poster - The Two of Us by Michael Frayn directed by Maureen McInerney

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Photos Newletter Poster - Summer of the Seventeenth Doll by Ray Lawler directed by Paul King

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Photos Reviews Newsletter Poster Articles - Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose directed by Chris Baldock

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

All items in good condition 1 Program 2 photos 3 review 4 Newsletter 5 poster 6 newspaper The Heidelberger.letter to the editor from HTC patron

Historical information

Produced and acted by members of the Heidelberg Theatre Company and all supporting areas including set design, set building, lighting and sound design and operation, costumes, front of house, ticket sales, publicity and administration were undertaken by HTC members.

Significance

Artistic aesthetic social significance for the members, subscribers and audience of the heidelberg theatre company

Program Photos Newsletter Poster Articles - Theft by Eric Chappell by special arrangement with Dominie Pty Ltd directed by Dean Banova

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Review Newsletter Poster - Death Trap by Ira Levin directed by Doug Bennett

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Newsletter - Listen closely by Peter Kenna directed by Ian Brown

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program - The fantasticks by Tom Jones directed by Ian Robinson

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Memorabilia - 1985 HTC General Memorabilia

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Photos Reviews Newsletter Poster Articles - The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum adapted by Ryan Purdey

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

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Historical information

Adapted, produced and acted by members of the HTCY Group, Heidelberg Theatre Company Youth, The group was formed under the umbrella of the Heidelberg Theatre Company, their first production was in 2001. Members are 16 - 24years.

Program Photos Reviews Newsletter Poster Articles Special Events - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Dale Wasserman based on the novel by Ken Kesey by arrangement with Origin Theatrical, on behalf of Samuel French Ltd directed by Chris Baldock

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean by Ed Gracyzk directed by Geoff Hickey - Program Photos Newsletter Poster

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Photos Newsletter Poster - Breaker Morant by Kenneth Ross by special arrangement with Curtis Brown directed by Steve Cummins

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Photos - The island of setreesanda by Michael Polack and Alastair Sharp music by Nicholas Alexander directed by David Connor

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Photos Newsletter Poster - The Knacker's A B C. A Paramilitary Vaudeville In One Long Act by Boris Vian by arrangement with Eric Glass Ltd. directed by Morgan Dowsett

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Photos Newsletter Poster - P.S. Your Cat is Dead by James Kirkwood by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc. directed by Dean Banova

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Photos Review Newsletter Poster Articles - Bazaar and Rummage by Sue Townsend by special arrangement with Dominie Pty. Ltd. directed by Kris Weber

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Photos Newsletter Poster Articles - A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen directed by Carleen Thoernberg

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

program - The dirty old man by Lewis John Carlino directed by Michael Walker

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Articles - Play it again, Sam by Woody Allen directed by Alice Bugge

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna