Chance to join ceremony cast
Missed out on tickets to the opening ceremony of next year’s Gold Coast Commonwealth Games?
Don’t despair — you could find yourself part of the show rather than just watching it.
Games organisers are on the hunt for members of the public to join the volunteer cast for the opening and closing ceremonies.
The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation ( GOLDOC) this week announced it is seeking up to 4000 volunteers from the community to perform alongside professional artists.
It may require dressing up or overcoming the stage fright of performing in front of a packed stadium, but GOLDOC chairman Peter Beattie said the opportunity was a once in a lifetime chance.
‘‘To perform in such a high profile event is something they will remember forever,’’ Mr Beattie said.
With tickets to the opening ceremony already sold out, earning a spot on the performance cast is one of the few remaining ways for the public to get themselves inside Carrara Stadium on April 4.
Applications are open now for aspiring cast members.
Entries close on Sunday, September 3, with an audition process to follow in October.
Online application forms are available from the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games website.