All ages acting classes on offer in Maleny

Performance based classes for adults and kids

By Sonia Isaacs

THE Maleny Players are resuming their popular acting classes with local Matilda Award winner, Susie French.
Performance-based lessons will start on July 9, offering a variety of classes including theatre, young performers, emerging performers, adults, and musical theatre.
All classes will be conducted during term three at ‘The Playhouse’, Maleny Showgrounds
Susie, who has been performing professionally for over 40 years, is now based in Maleny. She has appeared in productions for Queensland Theatre, Opera Queensland, La Boite, and the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, and has toured Australia extensively, working for most major musical theatre production companies.
Most recently, she played Dr Lillian Cooper in Maleny’s own “A Girl’s Guide to World War,” the multi-award-winning musical which has had sell-out seasons at The Powerhouse in Brisbane and various venues on the Sunshine Coast.
Susie’s association with The Maleny Players began seven years ago when she settled in Maleny and performed in Anton Chekov’s “The Proposal,” directed by Andrew Wallace.
She was also the musical advisor and accompanist for Rob Hobson’s “The Princess and the Golden Casket.”
Since then, Susie has been teaching in Maleny.
She said she was excited to guide the future generation of actors towards realising their dreams.
“The classes Maleny Players are offering will culminate in performances,” she said.
“As well as learning more about performance skills, students will have the opportunity to experience the thrill of performing to a live audience,” said Susie.
To book, or for more information, email or call 0417 379 708.