More than 80 young theatre goers are set to explore a “time gone by” as they prepare to stage an Australian classic.
Stage Right Youth Theatre Company will perform Seven Little Australians at the Princess Theatre from Tuesday.
Director and producer Danny Gibson said the “beautiful” musical was based on Ethel Turner’s classic novel.
“We don’t often see Australian musicals and the really exciting thing about this one is that we’re going back to an era that a lot of these students don’t know a lot about,” he said.
“The idea of putting on a beautiful costume and wearing a hat and wearing a brooch and lovely skirts and lace up boots is kind of a time gone by.
“They get to appreciated this beautiful novel that their parents and their grand parents grew up with.”
The 87 students, aged from five to 18 will be on stage at the Princess Theatre from Tuesday.
“We’ve been rehearsing for the last 12 weeks. They’ve been learning skills in singing, dancing, acting and now we’re ready for our five performances,” Gibson said.
He said the show was very exciting for the young thespians.
“Youth theatre is a wonderful kind of reflection of the platforms that exist in Launceston. They develop their skills at schools, then at youth theatre, then they go on to places like Launceston College and do amazing things and eventually onto theatre companies like Encore.”
Tickets for the show can be bought by visiting theatrenorth.com.au. Seven Little Australians opens on August 14.
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