Set designer Gilbert Rousset with director Jennifer Rousset.
Set designer Gilbert Rousset with director Jennifer Rousset. nicky.norman

Production team preparing for musical Blitz

THE musical, Blitz, by Lionel Bart, the creator of Oliver, will be staged this August by the Caloundra Chorale and Theatre Co (CCTC) at their Wurtulla theatre.

The experienced production team of director Jennifer Rousset, musical director Sarah Sullivan, accompanist Neil Booth, costumes by Merryl Terrey and sets by Gilbert Rousset and Barry Roger will ensure a wonderful theatrical experience.

Set during World War II, the musical draws on Bart's childhood memories of London's Jewish East End during the Blitz. The story is centred on a romance between a young couple, Carol, a Jewish woman played by Rachel Halverson, and Tremayne Gordon, a cockney soldier (Peter Voit). The young woman's mother, the dominating Mrs Blitztein (Helen Butcher) is caught in the middle.

Director Jennifer Rousset wants to make this experience as authentic as possible and says "this musical is full of great songs, emotional moments and of course plenty of laughs".

Bookings are already quite strong up so it would pay to get in quick.

CCTC Theatre, 3 Piringa Street, Wurtulla on August 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 at 7.30pm and 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 at 2 pm. Special preview on Wednesday, 7.30 pm.

Tickets: adults $29, conc/groups $27, FOC/members $25, children $15. Bookings essential, phone 5437 2719.


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