When the curtains rise at Geelong Arts Centre in March 2024, audiences will be transported into the charming world of River City, Iowa, as CentreStage proudly presents "The Music Man."
Behind the scenes, a team of incredibly talented individuals is working diligently to bring this beloved musical to life. We are thrilled to introduce you to the creative geniuses who are the driving force behind this production.
Steering the ship of "The Music Man" are the dynamic duo of Michele Marcu and David Greenwood, who share a passion for storytelling through theatre.
David Greenwood, CentreStage's Managing Director, expressed his excitement for the production:
"This is a show close to my heart, and I can't wait to see our vision come to life on stage. 'The Music Man' is a timeless classic that will captivate audiences of all ages."
Michele Marcu, Co-Director and a seasoned theater veteran, added,
"Our goal is to honour the spirit of this iconic musical while infusing it with fresh energy and creativity. We're working tirelessly to bring something truly special to Geelong Arts Centre."
Choreography is a vital element of any musical, and for "The Music Man," Lochlan Erard is the choreographer extraordinaire. With a background in dance and a keen eye for movement, Lochlan is dedicated to ensuring that every dance number in the production is a showstopper.
The heart and soul of any musical is its music, and in "The Music Man," Gabriel Taburet serves as the Musical Director. Known for his exceptional talent in orchestrating music that tugs at the heartstrings, Gabriel brings the enchanting tunes of River City to life. Expect to be serenaded by the sweet sounds of the orchestra under his guidance.
The beauty of the spoken word and the power of song come together in perfect harmony under the guidance of Vocal Director Cate Dunstan. Her expertise in vocal coaching ensures that the cast delivers performances that are both captivating and emotionally resonant. When asked about her role, Cate said, "Working on 'The Music Man' is a true delight. The vocal talents of our cast are remarkable, and I'm thrilled to help them shine on stage."
Stay Tuned for More
The creative team is just the tip of the iceberg. CentreStage will be announcing the full creative team and crew in mid-October, promising even more talent to support this exciting production. Be sure to follow CentreStage on social media and YouTube for updates and behind-the-scenes glimpses into the making of "The Music Man."
Audition Information Session: October 2nd, 7:30 PM
If you're an aspiring performer looking to be a part of this magical production, mark your calendar for October 2nd at 7:30 PM. CentreStage will be hosting an information session for auditions via their social media channels and YouTube. It's your chance to learn more about the audition process and become a part of this unforgettable experience.
As the countdown to March 2024 begins, CentreStage's production of "The Music Man" promises to be a musical extravaganza that you won't want to miss. With a stellar creative team and an enthusiastic cast, River City is sure to come alive like never before on the Geelong Arts Centre stage. Get ready to be swept off your feet and transported to a world of music, dance, and heartwarming storytelling.