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Armistice show plans

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May 25, 2018

The Mitchell Shire Concert Band is looking for actors, singers and backstager folk to audition for a series of armistice centenary shows to be held in early November.

Local thespians take note, the Mitchell Shire Concert Band is in the market for actors, singers and backstage folk.

The band is looking for people who can sing, act or have talents off stage or behind the scenes to audition for a series of Armistice centenary shows to held in early November.

In conjunction with the Seymour Performers Workshop, the Broadford Amateur Theatrical Society and RSL Region Nine, the band has organised a special commemorative musical drama which remembers the contribution of all who served in World War I and how it affected the whole nation.

This new show, written by Sean McKenna, follows two soldiers as the war draws to an end.

Band secretary Pam Collings said the musical features some wonderful songs from the time wrapped around dramatic sequences written by Mr McKenna.

‘‘Sean is well-known in the area for his outstanding acting in several productions by BATS, SPW and other companies,’’ Mrs Collings said.

‘‘He also has a fine reputation as a play write with Ducks On The Pond, Gravedigger and Lines.

‘‘The musical side of this production is under the control of Eric Andersen, MSCB music director, who has chosen some wonderful pieces to complement Sean’s play, most of which will have special arrangements written by Eric.

‘‘There will also be a world premiere of a piece that is being specifically commissioned for this show.’’

Mrs Collings said the band and launched a MyCause crowdfunding appeal on its band website and hopes local residents will support the special event by donating.

Auditions for the Armistice centenary shows will be held at the Mitchell Shire Concert Band hall at Chittick Park, on May 29 at 7.30pm and June 3 at 4pm.

For information, people can contact Pam Collings by email at [email protected] or phone 0420200278 or visit mitchellshireconcertband.org.au

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