Entertainers keen to put on a show

The cast and crew of Musical Theatre Dunedin’s production of We Will Rock You gathered for the...
The cast and crew of Musical Theatre Dunedin’s production of We Will Rock You gathered for the first time at Eleven Bar and Club last night. PHOTO: GREGOR RICHARDSON
The message from the cast and crew of the Musical Theatre Dunedin (MTD) production of We Will Rock You is clear — the show must go on.

The company assembled for the first time for the show’s induction yesterday evening ahead of rehearsals beginning tomorrow.

Director Doug Kamo said while the group was remaining realistic about the difficulties that might lie ahead in trying to put on a show, it was special to get everyone together to start the process.

"There was a lot of trepidation from the cast as to whether the show is going to continue or not, but here we are."

Moving forward with the show, which is scheduled to open on May 5, would give members of the musical theatre community an opportunity to practise their craft, he said.

Production manager Heidi Hayward said even if Covid-19 affected their plans, the company would do all it could to put the show on as soon as possible.

"Whatever we do now won’t be wasted. We’ll pick it up where we left off."

Show producer and MTD president Dean Driver said last week the Government’s Arts and Culture Event Support Scheme had given the organisation the confidence to move forward with the production.

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