|Fri||Oct 14||7:30pm||Opening Night|
Tickets for Beauty and the Beast are now on sale from our electronic box office:
Beauty and the Beast is coming to Mansfield with opening night on 14 October.
While the cast, orchestra and crew are all rehearsing hard on stage, Costume Designer, Cathie Smith, has been busy off stage creating the costumes. Cathie is a stalwart of MMuDS and Life Member having started with the company in 1988 and done just about everything both on and off the stage.
When designing costumes, Cathie has scoured programs and theatrical books for inspiration, scrounged in the local op shops for suitable clothing and materials, and then, through hard work and perspiration has designed and sewn costumes for over 30 MMuDS productions.
But, when it came to the costumes for Beauty and the Beast, Cathie had to think outside the box … literally. “The costumes for this show are "exacting" to say the least” Cathie says. It is not often MMuDS’ hears "I've just organised with the Men's Shed to get some help with the costumes"…. the Men's Shed? How do you make a costume for a character that is, essentially, a chest of drawers, complete with drawers that open and close?
Enter the Men's Shed. The men at the Men’s Shed were surprised and bemused but willing to give it a go. Several weeks ago, there appeared a suitable box, with drawers and wheels at the base so the “costume” can be easily wheeled around the stage.
Dallas Daniel who plays the Opera singing chest of drawers quipped, “I hope I don’t give a wooden performance!”
Cathie and her band of costume creators are putting the finishing touches costumes for other cast members including a candelabra, a feather duster, a teapot and a tea cup and a Grandfather Clock, also provided by The Men’s Shed.
To see all these magical and mysterious marvels, be sure to book tickets for Beauty and the Beast soon as tickets are selling fast.
Enquiries to Producer, Karen Pirie: firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the presentation of Beauty and the Beast this month, the Play Reading Group is having a short break!
On a very cold, rainy and windy night in August, Local Vocals performed at the Mansfield Library. Singing a range of songs that celebrated winter, these Winter Melodies warms the hearts of both singers and our audience ... or it may have been the mulled wine.
Here is a snippet from the performance: Singin' in the Rain arranged by our very own Alicia Follett:
Local Vocals is currently having a well deserted break and will recommence rehearsals on Wednesday, 5 October 7-9pm at Nobian Place.
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
The MAD Orchestra, MAD Kids Band and MAD Strings Ensemble, supported by the Benalla Rose City Band, performed to a large and appreciative audience at its September Soiree concert.
Congratulations to all for putting on a splendid afternoon's entertainment.
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
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:
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