A taste of the arts for Gayndah

GAYNDAH based community group MUSICOM is back with a new musical for the residents of the North Burnett to enjoy after their first show Smithy was a huge success.

Mandy Ballin is co-producer and backstage manager for the show with rehearsals starting this past week for a June 1 start with a matinee.

"We had a sell-out house the last time we did a show and we anticipate it will be the same this time," Mrs Ballin said.

"Largely the idea of this musical is to be a community show not just high school kids so have a good cross section of student's right through to adults and it provides great comradery."

The Gayndah community has already begun to show their support for the musical which this year is an adaptation of The Three Musketeers.

Show director Frances Conroy believes the people of the North Burnett will enjoy the live performance.

"We get our scripts through a group called the Maverick Musicals and they are hilarious," Mrs Conroy said.

"And I think that's what people in Gayndah want, to go out on a Friday night and have a meal then arrive here and have a good time."

Mrs Conroy has a history in teaching drama and enjoys being able to put those tools to use again.

"It take a lot of commitment to put the show together and I like to do it because it uses skills that otherwise would lay dormant," Mrs Conroy said.

Mrs Conroy hopes to see more performing arts in the North Burnett and the musical is a step towards that.

"I do think the community needs more performing arts and to be able to give the kids a taste of the arts," Mrs Conroy said.

The live shows will kick off on June 1 with a matinee before public shows on the nights of June 3 and 4.


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