Theatre re-opens with Gang Show and full Summer calendar

Rhianna Leigh, Ruth Jordan, Isabella O’Brien

It has been a tough first year for Red Tree Theatre at Tuggerah after launching in March 2020 amidst a pandemic, but the local theatre is looking forward with a huge lineup of shows for a new season.

The newest creative establishment on the Coast, Red Tree Theatre is delighted to open its doors after four months of lockdown and is gearing up for the Central Coast Gang Show from November 6.

Red Tree Theatre Manager, Ruth Jordon, said she’s excited about the calendar of events taking to the stage this summer.

“We had a huge line-up of shows planned to make our mark on the entertainment scene this year and the Central Coast Gang Show will bring much-needed feel good live performance to the stage,” Jordan said.

Gang Shows are a nearly 80-year-old tradition of the Scouting and Guide movement, starting in the United Kingdom before spreading around the world.

Styled on the old music hall variety shows and pantomimes of the 1930s, the shows marry music and comedy across two acts, ending on a musical celebration of the Scouts and Guides movements themselves.

“We are delighted this stalwart community show that is celebrating its 30th year is joining us on stage as we open our doors in November,” Jordan said.

Between November and January Red Tree Theatre has more than 10 major performances on the calendar including the theatre’s first co-produced musical theatre work, ‘All Together Now’, which is a joint production between Red Tree Theatre, Create+Co and Jopuka.

“’All Together Now’ is a one-weekend concert that showcases community theatre from across the world as part of Musical Theatre International’s Global Celebration.

“We are very proud to be able to showcase our own work as a small, regional venue, it’s going to be wonderful,” Jordan.

Other entertainment coming up over summer at Red Tree Theatre includes Lysa and The Freeborn Dames, Fame, Rock Anthology, Carols by Cabaret, JD’s World of Magic and Ruthless the Musical.

“We are so proud of the offering we have put together for the theatre this summer, as there is a fantastic mix of musicals, plays, live music and classics that will ensure everyone can get back into live and local entertainment.

“We of course will be adhering to all health guidelines when we are open and operating under our strict COVID safe plan which includes all performers and patrons being double vaccinated, and masks will be compulsory until the end of the year,” Jordan said.

For more information on bookings and shows, visit https://eldersleefoundation.org.au/red-tree-theatre/.

Source:
Media release, Oct 11
Red Tree Theatre

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