STAGE STYLE: Costumier Marcia Rickman with some of the production members for the 2014 Chrysalides musical.
STAGE STYLE: Costumier Marcia Rickman with some of the production members for the 2014 Chrysalides musical. Contributed

Quirky, bossy and goofy characters in musical

REHEARSALS are moving along well and the costumes are nearly made for the upcoming musical comedy The Chrysalides.

The Chrysalides musical is about different experiences in a high school. It will be filled with quirky, bossy and goofy characters and plenty of drama.

There's 11 weeks to go until the big day, but musical director and curator Michael Lunan is still on the hunt for cast members.

"We are still looking for 16-year-old-boys for the cast," he said. "If at least one of them could sing, that would be good.

"It is starting to look really good, we are getting the orchestra together."

However, Mr Lunan is also looking for more violinists and a musical director.

At present, there are 20 people in the cast, adults included. The progress of the musical is going well, a good turnout on the show evenings would be a blessing for Mr Lunan and the dedicated team.

"Momentum is building and my hair is disappearing!" he said. "We have got four performances and we need to fill the theatre."

Earlier this month well-known artist Marcia Rickman bought some of her gowns along to a rehearsal for the cast members to try on.

She is a wearable art creator and will be the costumier for the musical, sparkling up the gowns for the Prom scene.

Marcia is also the caterer for the performers, feeding the school children in between rehearsals.

The shows will take place on November 6-8 at the Gladstone Entertainment and Convention Centre.



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