CDP Theatre Producers, 91 Storey Treehouse

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A CDP Kids production

THE 91-STOREY TREEHOUSE

A play by Richard Tulloch
Adapted from the book by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton


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Andy and Terry's Treehouse has reached an amazing 91 Stories! It's now more fantastically dangerous than ever, with a deserted desert island, a whirlpool, and a giant spider!

But Andy, Terry and Jill have no idea they're about to face their biggest challenge ever! Mr Big Nose has sent his grandchildren to the Treehouse, and they don't want to just sit quietly. Can Andy, Terry & Jill master this extreme babysitting challenge? What does mysterious fortune teller Madam Know-It-All really want? And will the Big Red Button really destroy the world?

The team behind the 13-, 26-, 52- and 78-Storey Treehouses Live on Stage return with a fantastical trip through this wild, weird and wonderful world for children 6-12 and their adults. Just beware of the Fortune Teller…



THE CAST

Teale Howie

TEALE HOWIE - Terry

Since graduating from the Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music with a Bachelor of Theatre, Teale has hit the ground running. Most recently, he appeared in Anatomy of a Suicide at the Old Fitz Theatre. Prior to this, he toured Australia as Terry in CDP Kids' 78- and 91-Storey Treehouse. Bitten by the travel bug, he then journeyed to New York to study under a number of casting directors and coaches.

Teale trained in hip-hop dance from a young age and soon ventured into commercial, music theatre, jazz, tap and ballet. He has worked as a dancer at Luna Park Sydney, and recently choreographed for CTG's Tarzan.

Other theatre credits include; Bare (Supply Evolution), Cristina in the Cupboard (Depot Theatre), Super Duper (Echelon Productions), Safety Circus (CQCM/Queensland Police).



Rebecca Rolle

REBECCA ROLLE - Jill/Bill the Postman

Growing up in Egypt, Rebecca fell in love with the stage which drove her to pursue training in singing, dancing and acting throughout her time at school, before going on to complete her Bachelor of Musical Theatre at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University.

There she had the privilege of portraying varied roles including Milly Pontipee in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Iris in Fame before leading her cohort in their final musical Little Women as Jo March.

Since graduating, Rebecca has appeared in Understudy Production's rendition of Sweet Charity and is thrilled to join CDP Theatre Producers in the national tour of The 91-Storey Treehouse.



Samuel Welsh

SAMUEL WELSH - Andy

Samuel was born and raised in the coastal town of Port Macquarie on the NSW Mid North Coast. From an early age, he always had a love for performing, predominately through music. Throughout high school, he decided to combine his musical background, along with his fondness for storytelling, and underwent further training in all disciplines of the performing arts.

Samuel went on to study the three-year bachelor course at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), graduating in 2016. Whilst there, he played the roles of Twig in Jay-James Moody's production of Bring It On: The Musical, as well as Ginger in the Australian premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Beautiful Game, directed by Meryl Tankard.

Upon graduating, he teamed up with Gold Coast-based theatre company CherryCar Productions, playing the role of Len in the new Australian work The One-Armed Bandit. Most recently, he appeared as Adam in the Australian play Relative Merits, revived by Lambert-House Enterprises. Samuel played Andy in the national tour of The 78-Storey Treehouse in 2018.

Samuel now resides in Sydney, and is humbled and excited to be back in the role of Andy in The 91-Storey Treehouse.



Petronella van Tienen

PETRONELLA VAN TIENEN - Madam Know-It-All/Genie

Petronella graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2016 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre). Whilst studying, Petronella performed as Agatha Makin in The Hatpin (dir. Jacinta John), Frau Gabor in Spring Awakening (dir. Tom Healey) & Ronette in Little Shop of Horrors (dir. Danielle Carter).

Her recent theatre credits include: Aaron Dangerfield/Edward Ashbrook in Coram Boy (bAKEHOUSE Theatre Company), Claudia Nardi in Nine (Little Triangle), Goldilocks in Storybook Delights (Blue Whale Theatre), & Actor 2 in Big Dreams & Treasure Hunt (Perform!Education).

Petronella also holds associate degrees in piano (AMEB) & classical voice (Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music). She was featured as vocalist in Nathan Glenn's CD & concert series Tell Me His Story, and appeared as the presenter for the Storytime at Koorong web series. She is a proud member of Actors Equity since 2016 & is represented by Mollison Keightley Management.

Petronella toured with CDP last year as Cat in Room on the Broom & Child in The Gruffalo's Child, & she's delighted to be jumping onboard for The 91 Storey Treehouse.



CREATIVES

Director: Liesel Badorrek
Artistic Director: Julian Louis
Set and Costume Designer: Mark Thompson
Sound Designer: Ross Johnston
Lighting Designer: Nicholas Higgins
Costume Realisation: Matthew Aberline


CREW

Company Stage Manager: Meg Stephens
Deputy Stage Manager: Courtney Mayhew
Assistant Stage Managers : Kennah Parker

REVIEWS

"The show is sure to engage children with its rambunctious mix of song, physical comedy, funky choreography,
puppetry of several kinds"

THE AGE


"Skilled children's theatre from artists who understand their young audience and keep them entertained with aplomb"

THE AGE


"A polished, inventive, silly and stupendous production about imagination and solving problems at the last possible second"

THEATRE PRESS


"The hilarious, laugh out loud, hour long family show is just as sensational as the books"

VICTORIA DISCOVERS


"Andy and Terry…make an adventure of both the ordinary and the extraordinary"

STAGE WHISPERS


"A fun, engaging children's show with an energetic cast"

ARTSHUB



2019 Tour


"Richard Tulloch's fantastical, funny and furiously active adaptation of The 91-Storey Treehouse dazzles and delights"

CANBERRA CRITICS CIRCLE

CDP EDUCATION


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BOOK TICKETS


2020/2021 TOUR DATES


NSW


Sydney

NEW DATES: 7 - 11 April 2021
(Originally 15 - 19 July 2020)
Seymour Centre
Bookings: www.seymourcentre.com or Phone (02) 9351 7940

Parramatta

NEW DATES: 24 - 26 March 2021
(Originally 22 - 24 July 2020)
Riverside Theatre
Bookings: www.riversideparramatta.com.au or Phone (02) 8839 3399

Orange

NEW DATE: 29 March 2021
(Originally 1 June 2020)
Orange Civic Theatre
Bookings: www.orange.nsw.gov.au or Phone (02) 6393 8111





VIC


Narre Warren

NEW DATE: 17 March 2021
(Originally 7 May 2020)
Bunjil Place
Bookings: www.bunjilplace.com.au or Phone (03) 5434 6100

Warragul

NEW DATES: 18 - 19 March 2021
(Originally 5 - 6 May 2020)
West Gippsland Arts Centre
Bookings: www.wgac.com.au

Sale

NEW DATE: 20 March 2021
(Originally 20 June 2020)
The Wedge
Bookings: www.thewedge.com.au or Phone (03 5143 3200)

Traralgon

NEW DATE: 14 April 2021
(Originally 8 December 2020)
LaTrobe Performing Arts Centre
MORE INFORMATION: www.latrobe.vic.gov.au or Phone (03) 5176 3333

Dandenong

NEW DATE: 15 - 16 April 2021
(Originally 7 December 2020)
Drum Theatre
Bookings: www.drumtheatre.com.au or Phone (03) 8571 1666

Wangaratta

NEW DATE: 17 April 2021
(Originally 26 November 2020)
Wangaratta Performing Arts & Convention Centre
BOOKINGS: www.wangarattapac.com.au or Phone (03) 5722 8105

Ballarat

21 - 22 April 2021
Her Majesty's Theatre
BOOKINGS: www.hermaj.com or Phone (03) 5333 5888

Wodonga

NEW DATE: 24 April 2021
(Originally 3 December 2020)
The Cube
Bookings: www.thecubewodonga.com.au or Phone (02) 6022 9311







CANCELLED PERFORMANCES


NSW

Nowra

Cancelled
(Originally 15 June 2020)
Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre
For more information, contact box office on 1300 788 503


VIC

Geelong

Cancelled
(Originally 16 May 2020)
Geelong Arts Centre
For more information, contact box office on 1300 251 200


QLD

Gladstone

Cancelled
(Originally 23 March 2020)
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre
For more information, contact box office on (07) 4972 2822

Rockhampton

Cancelled
(Originally 31 March - 1 April 2020)
Pilbeam Theatre
For more information, contact box office on (07) 4927 4111


WA

Bunbury

Cancelled
(Originally 25 June 2020)
BREC
For more information, contact box office on1300 661 272

Mandurah

Cancelled
(Originally 30 June 2020)
Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
For more information, contact box office on (08) 9550 3900





PAST PERFORMANCES


NSW

Newcastle

1 - 2 March 2021
Civic Theatre

Wyong

8 - 9 March 2021
The Art House

Wagga Wagga

12 March 2021
Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre

Chatswood

20 - 24 January 2021
The Concourse

Belrose

26 - 29 February 2020
Glen St Theatre

Dubbo

3 March 2020
Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre

Lismore

5 March 2020
NORPA (Northern Rivers Performing Arts)

Wollongong

18 - 19 November 2020
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre (IPAC)

Griffith

24 November 2020
Griffith Regional Theatre


VIC

Melbourne

4 - 19 January
Arts Centre Melbourne

Frankston

28 February 2021
Frankston Arts Centre

Bendigo

15 - 16 March 2021
Ulumbarra Theatre


QLD

Caloundra

5 - 6 March 2021
The Events Centre

Cleveland

7 March 2020
Redland Performing Arts Centre

Ipswich

9 March 2020
Ipswich Civic Centre

Cairns

17 March 2020
CPAC Theatre

Townsville

12 - 13 March 2020
Townsville Civic Centre

Toowoomba

26 - 27 Oct 2020
Empire Theatre

Mackay

2 - 3 Nov 2020
Mackay Entertainment Convention Centre

Brisbane

11 - 15 November 2020
QUT Gardens Theatre


SA

Adelaide

28 September - 2 October
Adelaide Festival Centre


WA

Perth

6 - 11 October 2020
27 - 31 December 2020
State Theatre Centre of WA


NT

Darwin

20 Oct
Darwin Entertainment Centre