HIGH HOPES: High school students Harry Osborn, Izzy Tait, Ella Osborn, Delaney Burke, Remi Sayre and Briana Braithwaite are hoping to audition for a role in The Chrysalides musical, while writer Michael Lunan and music teacher Michael Reibel get to work.
HIGH HOPES: High school students Harry Osborn, Izzy Tait, Ella Osborn, Delaney Burke, Remi Sayre and Briana Braithwaite are hoping to audition for a role in The Chrysalides musical, while writer Michael Lunan and music teacher Michael Reibel get to work. Brenda Strong

Gladstone scores an original show in year of musicals

IT'S the year of musicals in 2014, with the announcement of another show exciting the drama community in Gladstone.

The Chrysalides is an original romantic comedy written by Michael Lunan, with music by Frank Collimore and music teacher Michael Reibel.

Auditions are in early May.

A total of 40 high school students and six adults are needed for the cast, but some leads have been chosen already.

Mr Lunan is thrilled to showcase his first musical to a community with a growing momentum in the arts.

"It's a first for Gladstone. Original musicals are very hard to come by. It's a world premiere."

He wants hopefuls to call him on 4978 2496 to pre-register.

The show will run on November 7 and 8 at the Gladstone Entertainment and Convention Centre.



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