This weekend, 120 of our youngest local talents will perform Shrek the Musical at the Pilbeam Theatre.
The Rockhampton Musical Union Youth Choir will present their 36th production, giving children as young as 8-years-old the opportunity to practice what they love over 3 incredible shows!
The children will perform alongside with 4 members of the RMU adult choir, who will play the lead roles of Shrek, Fiona, Lord Farquaad, and Donkey.
The Youth Choir was established in 1951 to give children the chance to learn stagecraft, singing, dancing, acting. For some this might be the start to a career, as a number of past youth choir members have gone on to a future either in front of or behind the stage. For most it gives them confidence and they learn how to work in a team, great life skills.
- Producer, Sonya Acutt
Some of the budding stars include 9-year-old Charlotte Peacock, who will play Young Fiona, and 10-year-old Hayden Ellis as Pinocchio.
The production costs aren't cheap, though, totalling at over $60,000 for the 3 performances. So spread the word to fill up seats to support the kids and people who have brought this incredible show together.
It's on this Friday and Saturday night, with a matinee show on Sunday afternoon. Tickets are available at the theatre, or online.