Kyabram's theatre production preparing to take on Shrek

March 15, 2018

Millie Dillon - McKenzie (Director), Liz Dillon (Assistant Director), Chris McDonald (Musical Director)

Kyabram’s very own not-for-profit theatre production is preparing to go ahead for a third year.

For the past two years, a few locals have given young aspiring actors and actresses the chance to get up on stage and perform.

In 2017, the cast did a take on Annie, and the previous year was legally blonde.

This year, the production will be Shrek Jnr, and assistant director Liz Dillon said excitement is building for another killer show.

“Kyabram never really had musical theatre away from school performances and things like that, which was completely different to Echuca and Shepparton who have their own theatres,” Mrs Dillon.

“So this is what the show is about, giving people who love to perform a chance to do so.”

Mrs Dillon said auditions will be open for kids between the age of seven and 18.

“By making it a Jnr show we can make the performance a little shorter which gives kids as young as seven a chance to join the show.

“We wanted to be able to get some kids up on stage, and let them have a go at performing so this is a good way to do that.”

The show will be produced by Andrew Moore, while Brandon Armstrong and Mrs Dillon will assist Millie Dillon-McKenzie with the directing.

Dillon-McKenzie is a well-known name throughout performing art circles in the Goulburn Valley and will lead the choreography for the show.

Mrs Dillon said anyone is welcome to auditions, not everyone has to be experienced.

“We are probably looking to take around 45 people, give or take, and last year we had 70 people audition.

“We are also looking for people to help with costumes and make-up, all they have to have is their working with children check.”

Mrs Dillon also put the call out for sponsors to jump on board in assisting these young performers with their chance to get on stage.

“We are fully not-for-profit, anything we make goes straight into next year’s show.”

If you are interested in being part of the show, the directors will be hosting an information session at the Kyabram Youth Club Hall this Sunday, March 18 at 4pm, and all are welcome. 

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