As you can see the cast of Wicked have been enjoying themselves at rehearsal (but also working quite hard!) We can't wait to unveil our fabulous set and costumes and bring this exciting musical to audiences at the Jetty Theatre.
If you haven't got your tickets yet, we suggest you get on over to the website and book, as they're selling fast. Please note the Jetty Theatre has changed their phone number. We apologise if you have had trouble getting through to the box office, but we were not notified of the change of number until after our publicity materials had gone to print. The new number is 6648 4930.
If you've ever wondered how a show all comes together, this little video will give you a sneak peek behind the scenes! (With thanks to Jade Naidu)
Read on for all the news from the Emerald City and a gallery of preview photos.
From the President
An email requesting ushers for the show has been sent, so if you are interested, please send a message to Shalla Thomas at email@example.com .
Tickets for the show are selling very well, with more than 1000 already sold. Be prepared and organise your tickets early, opening night has already sold out and I am sure that many more shows will do the same.
Our Junior CHMCC committee has met on two occasions and are planning to have a membership drive over the coming months. This committee wants to hold events for students of high school ages to promote the performing arts. They are also hoping to hold a production of their own across the summer months, so watch this space for more news on that. If you know of anyone who might be interested in this group, please pass on this email address to contact the CHMCC Junior group: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to CHATS on their season of "Wyrd Sisters", a thoroughly enjoyable show for all ages! Congratulations also to all of the young people who have been cast in "Legally Blonde", it is absolutely fantastic that there are opportunities for our up and coming actors, I look forward to seeing this production in July.
Please note the date for this year's Jetty Theatre fundraiser, Sunday 25th June. This has been an extremely successful day in the past few years and monies raised go towards the maintenance and improvement of our much loved theatre. There will be an audition masterclass, goodies for sale, performances, a BBQ and tours of the theatre. Please put this date in your diaries and support our local theatre!
From the Directors
The cast have been working incredibly hard away from rehearsals and this shows, with most of the principals already working off script.
The band got together for the first time on 10 April, with sitzprobe happening with the cast the following week.
The shed boys have also been hard at work, with the set nearing completion. Some of the tricks have to be seen to be believed, so this show will be a must-see!
Ticket sales are already very strong, with approximately 25% of available tickets already sold. A special mention must be made of Julie Ross Dance Studio, who have purchased 81 tickets as a group booking to one of the Saturday night performances! Thanks for your support as always guys! Now is the time for everyone else to book, as some of the shows will certainly sell out.
See you at the theatre during May!
Til next time,
Pete and Dee
Check out the Wicked web gallery and be the first to see some of the amazing costumes!
Photography by Rebeccalynne Photography.
If you'd like to volunteer to help backstage for Wicked please contact Pam Lane.
If you'd like to help plan this year's Gala Arts Ball, please contact Lauren Corbett.
Auditions - The Sound of Music
Auditions will be held over the weekend of July 1st/2nd. Full information is available on the auditions page. Don't forget to check out the FAQ's!
We will be holding auditions for 'The Sound of Music' over the weekend of July 1st/2nd. This is a great opportunity for men and women of all ages to get involved in this production; as well as the principal roles, (and an understudy for Maria), we will need a largish ensemble of nuns, soldiers, citizens etc.
The von Trapp children will be double-cast, so we'll be looking to cast 14 children for these roles, so lots of opportunities for the youngsters as well.
For full information about the roles and vocal ranges required, visit the auditions page.
There is also an FAQ page which should answer any questions you may have.
CHMCC will be holding our popular audition masterclass again, plus a recital, a performance from CHMCC Junior, and the chance to take home some costumes!
Plus the usual stalls, sausage sizzle and events from other theatre users - come and be entertained for the day with just a gold coin donation.