The musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will open at the Camperdown Theatre Royal this weekend.
The Camperdown Theatre Company (CTC) production began auditions back in December for the show and has been holding weekly rehearsals since February.
Production manager Michael Saunders encouraged the public to attend the show. “CTC stalwart Graeme Bennett is directing his first show after stealing the show in previous productions especially as Edna in Hairspray and Horace in Dimboola and we have been so excited to watch the cast bring the show together over the last few months,” he said.
“A purpose-built stage constructed by Tony Dupleix and crew will be used for the first time adorned with amazing sets designed by Michelle Shearer. CTC is excited that for the first time in a Camperdown musical production the band will be joining the cast on stage.”
For patrons wanting a special theatre experience there is a red carpet event on opening night restricted to just 50 patrons. Patrons will attend the local cafe the Snout in the Trough for pre-show canapes with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine.
All proceeds from the first matinee performance will be donated to Peter’s Project. Tickets can be purchased online through www.trybooking.com
“For people interested in attending who don’t have internet access Laff’s and Affordable Elegance have offered to assist people with their booking,” Mr Saunders said.
Opening night is Friday, May 9 at 8pm followed by a matinee show at 2pm and an evening performance at 8pm on Saturday, May 10.