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2019

THE SOUND OF MUSIC

 

The fourth 24 Hour Musical Project was held on 13-14 April 2019.

 
 

13 April    5pm

"The Sound of Music" is announced.

 

here we go again...

Rehearsals continue with more music, choreography and blocking. The orchestra finish their first read and head home for a good night's sleep (lucky ducks!). The crew finish putting the set together, setting up backstage areas and start rehearsing scene changes.

The next morning the sunrise is coupled with the renewing smell of bacon, the orchestra returns and the morning is filled with final rehearsals. The tech run after lunch is the one chance to run the show before the audience arrives!

 

14 April   5pm

The hills burst into life with “The Sound of Music”

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2018

THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK

 

The third 24 Hour Musical Project was held on 7-8 April 2018.

 
 

7 April    5pm

Through the amazing medium of video "The Witches of Eastwick" is announced, packs are opened and casting revealed. Cast went straight into music rehearsals, musicians started their first read of the complex score, crew set the stage and costume fittings begin!

 

by the light of the moon...

Rehearsals continue with more music, choreography and blocking. The orchestra finish their first read and head home for a good night's sleep (lucky ducks!). The crew finish putting the set together, setting up backstage areas and start rehearsing scene changes.

The next morning Sunrise Yoga stretched out the rigours of the long night accompanied by the sizzle of bacon on the BBQ, the orchestra returns and the morning is filled with final rehearsals. The tech run after lunch is the one chance to run the show before the audience arrives!

 

8 April   5pm

The curtain rises on the wholesome town of Eastwick and our witches begin their journey.

An energetic company battled on through the two acts with much hip-thrusting and laundry waving. A sign burst into flame (on purpose!) and we all made it to the end in once piece; except possibly Darryl Van Horne who had a dramatic fall through a stained-glass window in the finale (also on purpose!)

 

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2017

KISS ME KATE

 

The second 24 Hour Musical Project was held on 8-9 April 2017.

 
 

8 April    6pm

"Kiss Me Kate" is announced, the cast throw aside their Guys and Dolls tracks and everyone rushes off to brush up their Shakespeare. Our musicians start on the complex jazz score, the dancers start stretching and the crew are introduced to the revolving proscenium set. Will it be comedy or tradegy?

 

here we go again...

Rehearsals continue with more music, choreography and blocking. The orchestra finish their first read and head home for a good night's sleep (lucky ducks!). The crew finish putting the set together, setting up backstage areas and start rehearsing scene changes.

The next morning the sunrise is coupled with the renewing smell of bacon, the orchestra returns and the morning is filled with final rehearsals. The tech run after lunch is the one chance to run the show before the audience arrives!

 

9 April   6pm

Almost on time we begin with Another Opening of Another Show, "Kiss Me Kate"

The dancing was AMAZING, the characters intriguing and even the Shakespearean dialogue was on the mark. The orchestra soared, even as the spinning set moved past their chairs so close the strings had to duck out of its way. The only complaint we received was that it was too good! And so we will endeavour to include numerous hilarious errors next year.

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2016

Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA

 

The inaugural 24 Hour Musical Project was held on 2-3 April 2016.

 
 

2 April    6pm

"Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA" is announced, packs are opened and casting revealed. Cast went straight into music rehearsals, musicians started their first read of the score, crew set the stage and costume fittings begin!

 

all through the night...

Rehearsals continue with more music, choreography and blocking. The orchestra finish their first read and head home for a good night's sleep (lucky ducks!). The crew finish putting the set together, setting up backstage areas and start rehearsing scene changes.

The next morning the sunrise is coupled with the renewing smell of bacon, the orchestra returns and the morning is filled with final rehearsals. The tech run after lunch is the one chance to run the show before the audience arrives!

 

3 April   6pm

After a short 10min technical delay the curtain finally opens on the first 24 Hour Musical Project performance, Cinderella.

The songs weren't note-perfect, the dancing was an enthusiastic rather than precise affair (so much waltzing!) and the dialogue was occasionally improvised; but the energy that connected the company and the audience on that night was electric, and full of such love and support, that we consider our Cinderella nothing short of a triumph!

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