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MUSICAL THEATRE TRIVIA NIGHT 4

Tuesday March 6th, 2007
The New Capers

Magnormos congratulates

WILL CONYERS

the Magnormos Musical Theatre Superstar


and to the Team Champions:

THE DROWSY CHAPERONES
 

The fourth Magnormos Musical Theatre Trivia Night, hosted by the outrageously hilarious self-help guru Jan van de Stool (pictured), was held once again in the intimate surroundings of The New Capers on Tuesday, March 6th 2007. 

A capacity audience, lovers of musical theatre were out en masse to celebrate the art form and contest for a share of over $2,000 worth of prizes.
 

Following an interactive warm-up from Jan van de Stool (pictured), it was straight into the trivia.  No questions on sport, geography or politics, the teams played through a variety of interactive and audio/visual games based on musical theatre productions and movies.
 


 

Launching the 2007 Prompt Musicals season, Magnormos provided entertainment from highlights of the up-coming season, accompanied by Sue Goessling on piano:

Kristin Keam (pictured) performed 'Nights with Voltaire' from the first presentation of 2007: LOVE EQUALS, a new Australian musical by Craig Christie and Kristin Keam to have its world premiere in March.  


MORE DETAILS ON LOVE EQUALS>
 


 

Jessica Enes (pictured) performed 'Sing Happy' from John Kander & Fred Ebb's first Broadway work: FLORA THE RED MENACE, to have its Australian premiere production as the second Prompt Musicals presentation - by special arrangement with Domini Pty Ltd, in July 2007.

MORE DETAILS ON FLORA THE RED MENACE>
 

Magnormos special guest Julia Hume (pictured) performed 'Sail Away' from the Nick Enright and David King classic: MARY BRYANT, to have its Melbourne premiere production in September 2007

Performance rights for MARY BRYANT exclusively licensed by HLA Management Pty Ltd.  PO BOX 1536, Strawberry Hills NSW 2012 (hla@hlamgt.com.au)

MORE DETAILS ON MARY BRYANT>
 

Magnormos Contributing Artist Meg Corson (pictured) was one of two surprise performances, as she represented team 'Von Trapp Family All-Stars' in the newly launched 'Cabaret-oke' game. 

In order to win back some bonus points for her team, Meg listened to the first half of a popular musical theatre verse, and was then required to perform the second half live.  Karaoke backing tracks supplied by Broadway Best

 

The trivia was fast and furious, and teams battled through four Team Challenges, the popular favourites: 

- 'Introductions' - listen to the introduction music of a musical theatre song and guess the Song Title and Source Musical, and:

- 'Local Productions' - question based round on Australian written musicals and the Australian productions of international musicals

Plus two new games:

- 'It's all in the Numbers' - question based round on the theme of numbers, and the exciting:

- 'Movie Musicals Minute' - 42 musicals in 60 seconds... but don't get one wrong or you LOSE a point.
 


 

The scores were tight, with Score Keepers Rachel and Laura (pictured) sending calculators and pens whirring to keep up with the scoring demands of the evening. 

Runner-up Teams 'The Avengers', 'Limited Resources' and 'Artskids' put up a brave and valiant fight, but with almost 10 points the difference, they could not catch the undisputed winners of the Team Trivia: 'The Drowsy Chaperones'.


 


Congratulations to: Paul Gartside, Byron Bache, Anthony Young, Max Peterson, Anna Grace Hopkins, Aaron Hughes, Simon Bowden, Nick Bunning, Lindsay Smith, Sandra Mounsey (pictured with Jan van de Stool.)

The Drowsy Chaperones received a Team Prize hamper consisting of:

- 10 X Victorian Music Theatre Calenders courtesy of Broadway Best
- 10 X Double passes to 'Peter Berner in Bernerland' courtesy Andrew Taylor Management
- 10 X Individual tickets to 'Tim Minchin So F***ing Rock' courtesy Tim Minchin and Fox in the Snow
- 10 X Individual tickets to 'Laughapoolooza 2007 - Comedy is the new Rock 'n' Roll' courtesy Laughing Stock Productions
- 10 X Individual tickets to 'Ben Chisolm - Voicebox' courtesy Ben Chisholm
- 10 X Mixed bottles of wine (Chardonney 2005, Pinot Noir 2004 and Cabernet Merlot 2004) courtesy Coombe Farm Estate
 


 

The final game of the evening, Musical Theatre Knockout, allowed all the players to play as individuals.  A game of elimination and ultimate musical theatre knowledge, players compete through a series of statements that require a 'True' or 'False' answer. 

Players with a correct response are propelled to the next round, while players with unsuccessful answers are eliminated.

 


 

As the questions got more and more difficult, the surviving players were gradually reduced, with questions such as:  "The 2002 film of Chicago was the first movie musical to win an Oscar for Best Picture since Oliver! thirty-four years earlier.  True or False?", and "There is a song in Stephen Sondheim’s Company called ‘Poor Baby’. True or False?"

The tension grew with each elimination, as remaining players got closer to the Title and - a prime selection from the heavily-laden Prize Table.
 


 

After almost 30 rounds it was down to three players...  Pamela Thompson, Will Conyers and the original Musical Theatre Superstar winner back to avenge her title: Sally Elliot

The tension was extreme as the audience waited for the question that would allow one of them to break out against the others...

"Destry Rides Again" is set in Littleneck.  True or False.
 


 

And with the correct answer of 'False', ('Destry Rides Again' is set in Bottleneck), the winning place was claimed by host of Broadway @ Bedtime Will Conyers (pictured), the latest Musical Theatre Superstar.

Will selected as his prize package:
- A copy of 'Playbill: At This Theatre' (courtesy Hal Leonard Australia
)
- A copy of of the original Broadway cast recording of 'Pacific Overtures' (courtesy
Broadway Best)
- A bottle of wine (courtesy
Coombe Farm Estate)

Plus a gold pass to Magnormos 2007 productions!
 


 

The next 10 runners up were given the chance to make their selection from the prize table following the winner, with most getting the exact prize that they were eyeing off from the beginning of the night!

1st Runner Up: Pamela Thompson received:
- A double pass to 'Alison Bice in the Wizard of Bice' (courtesy Alison Bice and Token Artists)
- A double pass to 'Amelia Jane Hunter is Keith Flipp, the Girl from Belkendown Flat' (courtesy Amelia Jane Hunter and
Token Artists.
- A copy of 'All the Colours of the Rainbow' CD (courtesy Bayview Records)
- A bottle of Wine (courtesy Coombe Farm Estate)

2nd Runner Up: Sally Elliot received:
- A $50.00 voucher (courtesy Middle8Music)
- A double pass to 'Amelia Jane Hunter is Keith Flipp, the Girl from Belkendown Flat' (courtesy Amelia Jane Hunter and Token Artists.
- A copy of the original cast recording of 'A Bunch of Ratbags' (courtesy Australian Musicals)
- A bottle of Wine (courtesy Coombe Farm Estate)

3rd Runner Up: Don Bridges received:
- A double pass to 'Black' and 'Exit the King' (courtesy Malthouse Theatre)
- A copy of the original cast recording of 'Parade' (courtesy
Broadway Best)
- A bottle of Wine (courtesy Coombe Farm Estate)

4th Runner Up: Andrew Leach received:
- A 1.5 hour massage voucher (courtesy InnerCity Massage and Nigel Horden)
- A copy of the original cast recording of 'Amour' (courtesy
Broadway Best)
- A bottle of Wine (courtesy Coombe Farm Estate)

5th Runner Up: Bryce Baumgarten received:
- An actor package - including audio and video for 12 months (courtesy AT2 Artist Technologies)
- A copy of the original cast recording of 'A Bunch of Ratbags' (courtesy Australian Musicals)
- A bottle of Wine (courtesy Coombe Farm Estate)

6th Runner Up: Anna Grace Hopkins received:
- A double pass to 'Cats' (courtesy Nova Music Theatre)
- A double pass to 'Macbeth a Contemporary Rock Opera' (courtesy Dianne Gough Productions)

- A copy of 'Broadway Unplugged' (courtesy
Bayview Records)
- A bottle of Wine (courtesy Coombe Farm Estate)

7th Runner Up: Simon Bowden received:
- A double pass to 'The Ghost Writer' (courtesy Melbourne Theatre Company)
- A copy of the original London, French and Australian casts of 'Annie Get Your Gun'
(courtesy Bayview Records)
- A bottle of Wine (courtesy Coombe Farm Estate)

8th Runner Up: Byron Bache received:
- A double pass to ALL 2007 Company Initiative Projects (courtesy Theatreworks)
- A copy of the original cast recording of 'A Bunch of Ratbags' (courtesy Australian Musicals)
- A double pass to 'Macbeth a Contemporary Rock Opera' (courtesy Dianne Gough Productions)
- A bottle of Wine (courtesy Coombe Farm Estate)

9th Runner Up: Luke Rice received:
- A double pass to 'Black' and 'Exit the King' (courtesy Malthouse Theatre)
- A copy of the original cast recording of 'Tick, Tick, Boom' (courtesy
Broadway Best)
- A bottle of Wine (courtesy Coombe Farm Estate)

10th Runner Up: Sandra Mounsey received:
- A copy of 'The Guide 92nd Edition' (courtesy Domini Drama)
- A double pass to 'Alison Bice in the Wizard of Bice' (courtesy Alison Bice and Token Artists)
- A copy of the original cast recording of 'A Bunch of Ratbags' (courtesy Australian Musicals)
- A bottle of Wine (courtesy Coombe Farm Estate)
 

Magnormos would like to thank all of the prize donors, performers and patrons for their contributions toward this successful fundraiser.