I'm a mother of four with two coeliac children. I'm always on the lookout for great gluten-free spots around Brisbane and feature gluten-free cooking in my blog: coeliacfamily.blogspot.com.au
I'm also a muso and enjoy live music around town.
Published January 11th 2015
Great enthusiasm leads to great production
A young Von Trapp gave a convincing performance in BJT's latest production of 'The Sound of Music'
The hills are alive, with the sounds of children's voices in Albany Hills. Brisbane Junior Theatre have just finished their presentation of "The Sound of Music", and what a professional production it was. Designed to give over one hundred school children an opportunity to explore their creative sides on the holidays, the students participated in a week of rehearsals, culminating in the production. Students audition for the roles, but to ensure everyone gets a go, there were two Marias and two Liesels, four Rolfs and four of each of the younger Von Trapp children, and a host of village children and Nuns to give everyone a theatrical experience.
The student actors had a great time in the production
The children performed with confidence and skill, obviously having been given good tuition and confidence in the workshops leading up to the performance, culminating in a very enjoyable production. It is obvious that the organizers, Jack and Debbie Bradford, are intent on providing a wonderful learning experience for students involved in the production. Now into their 56th major production, staff have developed a program which results in success and most importantly, the students looked like they were having a great time.
The cast gave a fantastic performance and obviously enjoyed themselves
The musicals are held during the school holidays, and consist of five days of workshops before the final four performances. For a one off fee of $275, students are provided with tuition, costumes and lunch on performance day. Past productions have included The Little Mermaid, Seussical and The Pirates of Penzance, just to name a few. Plans for this year include "Annie Jr." in April and "Hairspray Jr." in June. Students can also choose to attend an audition workshop where they will receive instruction on preparing for their audition.
With a cast of over one hundred, everyone had a chance to shine
Auditions are open to anyone interested in participating, and you can be added to the mailing list by contacting email@example.com. If you have a child who loves to sing and act and wants to learn more about participating Ina full scale musical production, then this could be their ticket to stardom. The workshops and productions are held on Brisbane's Northside. Brisbane Junior Theatre also run after school classes during the school term at three locations, North Lakes, Mueller College and Albany Hills at a cost of $20 per class. These classes are open to anyone and develop skills in performance, theatre movement, improvisation, memorization, script interpretation and vocal performance. Private voice and acting lessons are also available and you can Get more information on these by calling 0438 896 436.
To find out more about Brisbane Junior Theatre and their upcoming productions, you can visit their website. Here you will find links to sign up to their mailing list, past productions and information on the directors. What a wonderful opportunity for children to participate in during the school holidays.