NEARLY 90 primary schoolchildren will revel in a Warrnambool theatrical tradition when they take to the stage this week for the annual Primary Performers production.
The children will this week present The Mad Adventures of Mr Toad, a delightful, upbeat version of the Wind in the Willows story, at the Lighthouse Theatre.
Supported by a troupe of volunteer parents, an experienced team of directors and an orchestra of 10, the children have met for rehearsals twice a week for the past two terms.
Lighthouse Theatre manager Greg Diamantis said the Primary Performers program had been introducing Warrnambool children to the world of theatre for almost 20 years.
“The program offers an opportunity for primary school-aged children to participate in theatre-making in an inclusive and supportive team environment,” he told The Standard.
“It’s also a great way for children to boost their confidence and teamwork skills as well as meet students from other schools and make new friends.”
The Mad Adventures of Mr Toad follows the eccentric but likeable Toad of Toad Hall on his mad, musical adventures.
The production features an exciting and humorous musical score with songs like A Danger to Society, Down with Toad and A Quiet Drive in the Country.
The Mad Adventures of Mr Toad will be performed at 12.30pm tomorrow, 11am on Friday and 2pm Saturday.