‘Calendar Girls‘ raise $68,000 ------------------------------------- Seven years after a group of members first watched the Australian production of Calendar Girls in Sydney the mcCr (Monaro Committee for Cancer Research) are pleased to announce that $68,000 was raised at their recent production and fundraiser. “The story behind the play was very close to our hearts”, said President Sandy Schofield. Fabulous and funny, Calendar Girls is a true story about two close friends, one of whom lost her husband to leukemia. The friends are members of a strait-laced Women’s Institute (WI) and they convince fellow members of the need to raise sufficient funds to purchase a new sofa in his memory, for the family room at the hospital. WI produce an annual calendar which, this year, was to feature local churches but the two women believe they have more chance of raising the funds needed if they can persuade the WI members to pose nude for the calendar. Members are firstly horrified but eventually agree to support the cause and it is a huge success. The cast included members of the mcCr family along with talented performers from Cooma Little Theatre. “It pushed us out of our comfort zone” said Sandy. “As many of us had never performed in a theatre production before, but under the guidance of director Jayne Keegan and stage manager Nell Pernitsch and a lot of determination and hard work from everyone, we made it happen.”
Thank You Monaro Post for your continued support of all things mcCr 😍 #calendargirls
The Monaro Post mcCr you've done it again, what an amazing play, Calendar Girls. Well done to all the cast, crew, mcCr committee and all the volunteers. Check out Wednesdays Monaro Post for all the photos. #mccr @themonaropost #localcommunity #fundraiser #sunflower #cancer #research ... See MoreSee Less
The first night of our "Calendar Girls" Show was fabulous and we were thrilled to have the wonderful Bronnie Taylor with us to launch our calendar xoxoA really terrific night at the MCCR production of Calendar Girls- what a night!!! A special thrill for me to be able to say a few words about a group I love and to officially launch their calendar- please buy one!!! It's for a GREAT cause!!! Well done ladies. ❌ ... See MoreSee Less
The time has come.....this production has been 7 months in the making 🌻 we hope the community enjoys it as much as we have enjoyed brining it to you 🌻 Thank you to all that have helped make this possible ❤️😍😘 ... See MoreSee Less
The show is Calendar girls the play written by Tim Firth. The cast features lots of local identities, such as Jill Murdoch, Brian Coyte and Tony Nassar who have never been on stage mixed with some local theatre folk...Caroline fox, Cathy Burge and Sue McPhie. And of course MCCR committee members caroline Hewitt and Sandy Schofield. Throw in an ex footballer, Craig Schofield and assorted others and you have a lively crew.
A great production and a warm and funny story!!