Childhood tunes set the stage for Karen's love



SINGING "I'm a little teapot'' at age three in Rockhampton sparked a love and life career for Karen Chrone.

"Now I'm coming back to Rock Vegas,'' Ms Chrone said.

That's right, Ms Chrone is returning to the city to perform five roles in Creche and Burn.

The former Rockhampton High School student left Rock- hamtpon in 1978 for brighter stage lights in Brisbane.

"I couldn't ignore I was a performer and it was time to move on,'' she said.

Since then, Ms Chrone has triumphed in her professional theatre career with the Queensland Theatre Company and La Boite Theatre in numerous performances, including Julius Caesar, Camille, Way Out West, Away and Fortune.

She has performed for the Queen and Prince Phillip, taught at Queensland University of Technology and last performed in Rockhampton at Beef Expo 2003.

Karen's film and television credits include Crocodile Dundee In LA, The Lost World, Medivac and Pacific Drive.

Creche and Burn is all about Sarah, a newly trained childcare worker. It's a pity no-one warned her that all the children want to do is play war, take off their clothes, wee on each other and start fires ? and that's nothing compared to their parents.

Welcome to the world of childcare, and to Creche and Burn, la Boite Theatre's hilarious play to be performed at the Pilbeam Theatre this Saturday at 7.30pm.

"I think Rockhampton people will really be able to relate to the characters,'' she said.

Tickets are available from the Pilbeam Theatre by calling 4927?4111 or online at www.pilbeamtheatre.com.au



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