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Playing in October 2016

Beauty and The Beast

The Beauty and the Beast is ready to start rehearsals in July with newcomers, existing members and returning members making up a vibrant and diverse cast. 

The Orchestra have already started rehearsing and the cast kick off with a weekend workshop on 2nd and 3rd July lead by Jacqueline Gawler, a professional voice coach. 

After a full read through of the show on Tuesday, 5th July, the cast will knuckle down and learn the musical score during the rest of July.

Behind the scenes and the Production Team is busy working to ensure that the show will run smoothly. 

Want to see what we are up to?  Keep an eye on our web site for behind-the-scenes photos of the show under development.

More information about this musical production, cast list, plot synopsis and the list of characters can be found here.

Friday 1st July

Mel Taylor & The Sunchasers

Singer song-writer MEL TAYLOR returns to Mansfield on July 1st for the local launch of her debut E.P. "Time". Mel is an emerging artist in the Melbourne music scene. This set of original music weaves element of folk, pop and jazz into unique soundscapes that share her stories of life, loss and love through song.

Appearing as Mel Taylor & the Sunchasers, she is backed by an accomplished band of musicians including Hannes Lackmann on drums, Bec Goring on guitar and Isaac Gunnoo on double bass.

Come and hear the sounds of warm vocals, honest melodies and brand new songs to soothe your ears and get your toes tapping!

The Mansfield Regional Produce Store
Fri 1st July 2016 @ 7pm
Bookings recommended. 03 5779 1404.

Casting Announcement

Lyfe of Bryan ~ The Musical

An original musical written by Joachim Matschoss, lovingly and very loosely, based on Monty Python’s iconic movie ‘The Life of Brian’.

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.

Applicants will be contacted in January for a February rehearsal start.

Lyfe of Bryan - the musical - showing June 2017

Enquiries to Producer, Karen Pirie:


Bryan Cohen Rochelle Cruickshank
Judith Iscariot (Bryan's love interest)
Earl Ree-Goodings
Mandy Cohen (Bryan's mother)
Brigitte Brocklesby
Regina (PLF "leader")
Jen O'Donnell
Francis (PLF wannabe leader)
Zayne Breadmore
Stan/Loretta (PLF wanna be a woman)
Geoff Pitt
Harry, Garry and Barry, or
Sabrina, Selina and Georgina
Ian Keys
Matt Leggett
Daryl Hunt
Pontius Pilate
Peter Wright
Matthias (old man whose house PLF meets in)
Max Ree-Goodings
Three Wise Women
Tim Crawford
Carl Agius
Martin Hunt
High Priest (Stoning)
Stewart Goodings
Wayne Robinson
The Leper
Sue Arndt
Trumpet Blower
Mitch Clarke
Chief Centurions
Lex Ross
Ian Todd
Kammy Cordner-Hunt
Stone Seller
Rick Lindsay
Crowd at Sermon on Mount
Whole cast, with speaking roles from:
Cat Wright
Tristan Stevenson
Roger Nolan
Mel Grant
Paul Duncan
Chorus Members
Already mentioned above, but in the chorus some or most of the show:
Peter Wright, Tim Crawford, Carl Agius, Stewart Goodings, Wayne Robinson, Sue Arndt, Rick Lindsay, Cat Wright, Tristan Stevenson, Roger Nolan, Mel Grant, Paul Duncan.

Not mentioned above, as specified chorus/non-principal roles in EOI, but also possibly to take cameo speaking roles as above are:
Geoff Boyes, Maggie Williams, Tristan Stevenson, Cathie Smith, Roger Nolan, Rebecca Douglas, Illona Cleeland, Catherine Bennetts-Cash, Jackie Cesnik, Clare Bennetts

Play, Learn & Laugh

MMuDS values these principles:

  • Creativity, passion and working to a shared vision.

  • Skill-building and learning by doing.

  • Aiming high and keeping it fun. 

  • Honesty, trust and respect, underpinned by clear communication.

  • Practical management and governance processes. 

  • Building community through inclusivity and teamwork.

Upcoming MMuDS events

25 Jul 2016 7:00 PM (UTC+10:00) • Delatite Hotel, Mansfield - unless otherwise stated.
22 Aug 2016 7:00 PM (UTC+10:00) • Delatite Hotel, Mansfield - unless otherwise stated.
26 Sep 2016 7:00 PM (UTC+10:00) • Delatite Hotel, Mansfield - unless otherwise stated.
24 Oct 2016 7:00 PM (UTC+11:00) • Delatite Hotel, Mansfield - unless otherwise stated.

MAD Orchestra

If you play a musical instrument and would like to join the MAD Orchestra please get in touch with Monica Sketcher

Local Vocals

Over the last month the Local Vocals have been having a lot of fun learning new repertoire, which we are looking forward to sharing in the future. Reflecting the season, music this term has had a bit of a wintery theme. We have been trialling a new resource at rehearsals that has also been a great learning tool for people to use at home.

The Local Vocals are working towards a mid-winter event at the Library.

Local Vocals meets every Wednesday during school term from 7-9pm in Nobian Place at the Mansfield Primary School. Please contact

Amateur Theatre in North East Vic

Did you know that there are a number of excellent amateur theatre companies in the North East? (i.e. apart from MMuDS :-)

Here are some links to follow:

Allegro Theatre Company - Yarrawonga

Wangaratta Players

Benalla Theatre Company

Albury Wodonga Theatre Company

Yackandandah Theatre Company

Euroa Little Theatre

The Other Theatre Company

Chiltern Lions Amateur Players

Thank you to our invaluable patrons...

MMuDS relies on the support of our patrons to be able to continue investing in resources, training and equipment, and of course produce and support the dramatic arts within the Mansfield community and beyond.   MMuDS has recently made a purchase of a new (fully sick) sub-woofer, sounds leads and a radio microphone, which was first used in our last production Man of La Mancha.

Our deepest thanks is extended to our patrons.

For an annual fee of $200, Patrons enjoy Full Family Membership status, complimentary tickets to MMuDS productions and most importantly the knowledge that you are supporting a great community-based performing arts organisation. To become a MMuDS Patron or Member click here or contact our Secretary at

Keep in Touch!  How to contact MMuDS...

MMuDS is always looking for volunteers and people interested in assisting or taking part in any of our programs or productions. Even if you don't want to be on stage, you could usher, help with hair or makeup, assist at the box office... the list is endless!

You can find information on MMuDS productions, membership and lots more by exploring this web-site or our Facebook page

You can also contact the committee at any time by emailing here. We would love to hear from you.

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