Darling Downs Region Performing Arts

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The Darling Downs Scout Region Performing Arts Team conduct various activities throughout the year, with a focus of on stage training and performances. The major activity throughout the year is the Darling Downs Revue which is a two theatrical performance.

We also conduct yearly disco/karaoke nights for the different Scout sections, a Carols by the Campfire and also do a couple of public performances on Australia Day and Queensland Day.

Have a look below for more information on the various activities.

Our Revue is based on traditional Gang Show concepts and started as a result of a visit to Toowoomba by the Brisbane Gang Show. Our first show was held at Harristown State High School Hall in 1991 with a cast of 35. It continued each year till 2001 when the Toowoomba City Hall (our performance venue) closed. We restarted in 2005 performing at Highfields Cultral Centre for the next nine years. In 2014 we changed venues and came back into Toowoomba performing at the new Heritage Bank Auditorium at the Empire Theatre. This year we will be performing at the USQ Arts Theatre.

“Darling Downs Revue is a feature packed two hour theatrical variety performance full of songs, dance and drama suitable for the whole family!”

THE WIZARD of OZ.. Down Under

Original by L. Frank Baum
Adapted for stage by Jeannette Jaquish
Australian Adaptation by Darling Downs Revue

(c) 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, Jan 2014 Jeannette Jaquish

We are inviting all Scouting and Guiding members in the Darling Downs Region from the ages of 6 years and up to apply for a role in this years Theatrical Production – ‘The Wizard of Oz… Down Under’.
Applications close on Friday the 2nd June 2017, with auditions being held on Sunday afternoon, 18th June from 1:00 – 4:00pm and Saturday morning, 24th June 9:00 – Midday. Every member that applies will be given a role. The auditions are so we can see what they are capable of to best choose the role for them.

Download Cast Application Pack

Applications to join as a Cast Member or Support Member for the 2017 show are currently open.

Cast Member applications close Friday 2nd June, and Support Member applications close Friday 18th August.

Ticket Sales for 2017 Show will be opening August

Ticket sales for the 2017 Season haven’t been put on sale yet.

The Darling Downs Revue performances will be held at the USQ Artswork Theatre.

Friday Night, 10th November 2017. Starting at 7:30pm
Saturday Matinee, 11th November 2017. Starting at 2:00pm
Saturday Night, 11th November 2017. Starting at 7:30pm

Artsworx Box Office – when available, you can purchase tickets direct from the USQ Artsworx Box Office, Block A at the university, between 10:00am – 4:00pm, Monday to Friday, as well as before the performance*. (*Subject to tickets being available.)

Scout Shop – We have ticket booking forms available at the Regions Scout Shop, where you can order your tickets, and we will purchase them on your behalf and have them waiting at the door on show night. Tickets can only be purchases this way till the 25th August. After that you will need to purchase them from the USQ Artsworx Box Office.

Performing Arts Activities



Jun
4
Sun



Queensland Day Celebrations
@ Civic Square, Toowoomba

Jun 4 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Come along and help Toowoomba celebrate Queensland Day. There will be market stalls, rides, and entertainment. Darling Downs Revue will be hitting the stage around 10:00am as well as running a sausage sizzle on the day. Guides will be selling tea, coffee, and Guide biscuits.


Jun
9
Fri



Joey & Cub Dance Party
@ Rockville Scout Den

Jun 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm