Waihi Drama hopes for success by presenting music fundraiser All together now! Who will live in November.
Proceeds from the musical will be used to install a disabled toilet at the Boyd Road Theater.
Theatergoers will enjoy a wide variety of music from Broadway shows including Rent, Les Misérables, My Fair Lady, Matilda, Hairspray, Fiddler on the Roof, and Mamma Mia.
At the head of the production is music director and internationally experienced vocal coach, Edwin Randell, who says he is impressed by the caliber of the audience.
“We have really great voices within our community and now we have a fantastic cast who can’t wait to get stuck in rehearsals.”
Lucy James, president of the Waihi Drama Society, looks forward to a brighter future. “All Together Now! of MTI will be a powerful way to celebrate musical theater while raising essential funds for the modernization of our facilities. This will benefit the cast and crew as well as our audience. “
New to the Waihi stage, Isabella Howells will perform the song In the middle of a moment of James and the giant peach.
She recently moved to Whangamata from Cambridge and says she is very happy to be part of a show presented in 44 different countries and territories.
“It’s a huge global event with some really famous songs,” she says.
Jackson Pool, 19, says he’s thrilled to get a song from Les Misérables for the event.
Jackson is a well-experienced tenor singer who has singing deeply rooted in his genetics.
“My great-aunt was an opera singer, as was my great-uncle, Richard van Helvoirt-pel,” says Jackson.
Waihi Theater to join over 2,300 schools and groups around the world to produce their own local version of Music Theater International All together now!
The event celebrates the reopening of theaters after closings across the country, and all performances will take place on the same weekend – November 12-15.
Waihi Drama Society president Lucy James says she looks forward to a brighter future.
“MTI All together now! will be a powerful way to celebrate musical theater while raising essential funds for the modernization of our facilities. It will benefit the cast and crew as well as our audience, ”said Lucy.
The cast includes Koen McKenzie, Cindy Bridson, Jimi Randell, Helen Gudsell, Hollie Weir, Isabella Howells, Jackson Pool, Lauren Old, Linda Haines, Tate Randell, Lucy James, Paul Schuler, Sue Towler, Tracey Carter and Abi-Mae McHardy.
All together now! will take place at ‘The Theater’ on Boyd Road, Waihi from November 12-14.
Tickets will be available from mid-October at www.waihidrama.co.nz