MMuDS next production, Beauty and the Beast kick-started on the first weekend in July with a two day workshop run by Jacqueline Gawler. Nominated for Best Female Solo and Best song composed in the 2015 Australian A Cappella Awards, well know for performing in several groups, among them, Coco's Lunch, and teaching at Monash University, Melbourne Polytechnic and Victorian College of the Arts, Jacqueline came highly recommended and did not disappoint.
By lunchtime on the first day, Jacqueline had the newly formed cast of Beauty and the Beast singing in unison, on pitch and with complex harmonies. By the end of the weekend, the cast had formed strong bonds, learned that they could sing well together and had pretty much nailed the Finale from the show.
MMuDS extends it's appreciation to Jacqueline and to the cast for sustained effort over two full days.
Here is a snippet of the workshop - sorry, no spoilers!
... and a bit of group rhythm and harmony ...
More information about this musical production, cast list, plot synopsis and the list of characters can be found here.
Are you looking for a lead role in a very small MMuDS production? Well, we have just the thing for you. We're looking for willing workers to help move heavy set pieces and other items in the upcoming MMuDS’ shed clean up. No audition necessary.
Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.
An original musical written by Joachim Matschoss, lovingly and very loosely, based on Monty Python’s iconic movie ‘The Life of Brian’.
Cast information on the Lyfe of Bryan page.
Chorus parts – now taking expressions of interest for those interested in being part of chorus/crowds/production crew in Lyfe of Bryan ~ the Musical.
Apply for chorus part/crowd/production crew by registering here.
Lyfe of Bryan - the musical - showing June 2017
Enquiries to Producer, Karen Pirie: email@example.com
The MMuDS Playreading Group will try a new approach with their next script.
In response to a feeling among members that “there’s never enough time,” the group will concentrate on one play over its next two meetings in July and August.
The July meeting will look at the script, read some scenes, discuss the themes and characters, and draw up a cast list.
Having had time to get acquainted with their roles, the actors will deliver a semi-rehearsed reading at the August meeting.
The script chosen for this extended treatment is the Russian classic by Chekhov, “Uncle Vanya”.
The play presents Vanya and his niece Sonya who for years have worked tirelessly to keep the family’s dilapidated estate from ruin.
The return of Sonya’s father, the Professor, with his beautiful second wife throws the harmony of the farm off balance as old loyalties and new loves conflict.
Written more than a century ago, the play deals with surprisingly modern concerns about property development and harm to the environment.
Funny and heartbreaking, Chekhov’s masterpiece lays bare his characters’ passions, hopes and desires with warmth and poignancy.
Everyone is welcome to attend the reading at the Delatite Hotel on Monday, July 25th, starting at 7 pm sharp.
For more information phone Janet Mackenzie, 5775 2988.
Last month the Mansfield Library had a fantastic Harry Potter Book night, and MMuDS helped out the proceedings by loaning a bunch of props from its extensive collection. Note the attention to detail in the set dressing. Well done to the "Library Girls": Sharyn, Justine, Deb, Teresa & Kristy!
If you play a musical instrument and would like to join the MAD Orchestra please get in touch with Monica Sketcher firstname.lastname@example.org
With classics like Carol of the Bells, old favourites like Winter Wonderland and Singin' in the Rain (a new arrangement by our very own Alicia Follett) this 'gig' promises to be lots of fun.
Any one interested in being involved in Local Vocals is most welcome to come along. We meet at Nobian Place each Wednesday 7.00 to 9.00pm during school term. For more information contact Bernadette on email@example.com
Did you know that there are a number of excellent amateur theatre companies in the North East? (i.e. apart from MMuDS :-)
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