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Redcliffe Musical Theatre Turns 10

Story: Jodie Woodward
Oct 22, 2020
Redcliffe Musical Theatre Turns 10
It’s time to celebrate – Redcliffe Musical Theatre is turning ten. Madeleine Johns, president of Redcliffe Musical Theatre, said the group formed to provide the region with access to high quality, affordable, and family-friendly theatre.

“Having just come from Sydney where musical theatre was burgeoning – and there was even a dedicated youth musical theatre company – it seemed to be an obvious gap in our local community,” she said.

A showcase event will take place at the Redcliffe Entertainment Centre to celebrate the tenth anniversary. Leading performers from previous productions, such as Phantom of the Opera, will reprise highlights of their performances. With a cast of over fifty people, it will be a night to remember.

“We hope to shine a light of positivity and hope on what we have achieved and rekindle a love of the performing arts in our community. The audience can expect to see a show full of love, laughter and memories, and hear some amazing voices and share in our journey so far,” Madeleine said.

The night will also be a fitting way to celebrate Redcliffe Musical Theatre’s return to the stage after a difficult start to the year. COVID-19 stopped their production of Mamma Mia mid-season.

“We have been hit hard, both as a community of performers in terms of being able to come together and rehearse a show with a cast of sixty, as well as the return on our investment being reduced due to the lower audience capacity. This is a time for our wider community to embrace and support the performing arts so we don’t see companies closing down due to financial losses,” she said.

When asked what’s next for Redcliffe Musical Theatre, Madeleine said there’s still plenty of entertaining left to do. “Over the next ten years we simply want to continue doing what we have done – bring high-quality, affordable productions to the Moreton Bay Region. There are still so many amazing shows for us to do and bring to our region,” she said.

Redcliffe Musical Theatre Celebration Showcase
Wednesday 18 November, 7pm
Redcliffe Entertainment Centre
Downs Street, Redcliffe.