We're on the list!

— 26th November 2014 —

HOLD THE PHONE! ‘Reception: The Musical’ just made the 2015 VCE Drama Playlist!!

This means that our little show will be on the curriculum here in Victoria next year. Drama students all over the state will be reading the script in class, coming to see the show and writing exams about our words and characters! It’s incredibly humbling and surreal to be listed alongside some of the country’s leading theatremakers and companies.

We can't wait to perform the show again and conduct school workshops. Our touring schedule is growing, but the current dates can be seen below:

2015 Tour Dates 

25 February (evening) Lecture Hall, Port Fairy

26 February (evening) Lighthouse Studio Theatre, Warrnambool

27 February (evening) Soldiers Memorial Hall, Mortlake

28 February (evening) Theatre Royal, Camperdown

7 March (evening) Mount Beauty Hall

21-26 April (evenings) The Butterfly Club, Melbourne CBD

Friday 1 May (evening) Portland Arts Centre, Portland

Please note that tickets will be available soon and can be booked through each venue.

Workshops

If you would like to arrange a workshop or artist residency for your school in 2015, please email info@bethanysimons.com with your location, preferred dates and requirements.

What a way to top off a very exciting year!

Ringing out in Frankston

— 20th November 2014 —

We performed Reception: The Musical for a lovely room full of strangers in Frankston last week! I always think it's incredible that people would come along to a show when they don't know much, if anything, about the back-story or the people performing it.

Afterwards, I chatted with groups of rowdy and gorgeous admin workers from all over the Peninsula. One of the larger groups turned out to be medical receptionists enjoying a night out with their bosses. The 'office party' was full of chocolate biscuits and hilarious stories about doctors not knowing how to operate photocopiers and fax machines...

It never gets old, witnessing receptionists who feel validated and empowered by our little show. Receptionists unite!

Thanks to Frankston Arts Centre for having us. Such a fabulous team and a beautiful facility. We hope to visit again soon.

This Receptionist has got legs!

— 10th November 2014 —

What a fruitful little venture: following our return season for the Melbourne Fringe Festival, we now have an award-winning show on our hands, some great reviews, a bigger audience and a 2015 tour in the works!

After being named 'Best Cabaret' at the Melbourne Fringe Awards ceremony, we were notified that from 408 Fringe shows, Reception: The Musical is one of six works selected for the Melbourne Fringe On Tour program in 2015/16. We already had some dates in place for an independent tour between Feb - May next year, but now we're really coming at you, Victoria!

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