19 August 2007 The Muster word? Grease!
Grease is the word at this year's Toyota Country Music Muster.
The Muster is not just about great country music and a big part of this year's Muster experience will be the hit musical Grease!
This high octane musical will be staged in a massive circus tent and the tickets are free with your Muster ticket! There will be 8 performances, but be quick, seats are filling fast!
For the Grease spectacular, a special tent and tiered seating is coming from Melbourne. This tent will hold a full sized stage complete with the latest computerized sound and lighting equipment.
This full scale production is being produced by The Zodiac Players, a Gympie based non-professional musical theatre company, with over forty talented actors, singers, dancers and musicians. A crew of twenty will be driving the technical aspects of the show.
Grease at the Muster will feature the professional costumes used in the Arena Production of Grease which toured Australia in 2005 starring John Farnham.
The Muster production is being financed by Muster Organisers, the Gympie APEX Club and sponsor, Cornetts Super IGA.
Grease Director, Peter Blyth, said the Zodiac Players are very grateful for the opportunity.
'The large scale musicals are a really expensive undertaking,' Peter said.
'It is almost impossible for us to present a production of this size in Gympie.'
Staging Grease at the Muster is the brainchild of Muster Co-ordinators.
'They saw our production of "Annie" and were impressed!' Peter said.
'They thought a similar production would be an exciting addition to the Muster's entertainment program.'
'It has taken almost two years to get the rights to perform the show in the outside venue,' he said.
Grease will be staged at the Muster for eight performances between Wednesday 22nd August and Sunday 26th August. The admission cost is included in Muster Tickets. Performances are already heavily booked. For bookings contact the Toyota Muster Office, telephone 07 5482 2099 or check out the web site www.muster.com.au