Life is a Cabaret, in Craiglie anyway
PERFORMERS are putting on fishnet stockings, stilettos, top hats and suits to perform two cabaret shows in Life is a Cabaret this weekend.
The Port Douglas Academy of Performing Arts (PDAPA) have been warming up their vocal cords since July last year to take the stage and sing songs from a variety of musicals including hits from Chicago, Gypsie, Mamma Mia and Singing in the Rain.
Producer and director of ’Life is a Cabaret’ and PDAPA Principal Nelle Norman is very proud of the performers.
“Act one will feature our younger students ranging from two years of age to 18 years, then there will be an interval followed by act two performed by our seniors,” she said.
“The students have worked really hard and are producing some fantastic vocals at the moment.
“It is going to be a fantastic night of entertainment with students performing solos, group acts and duos. “
Internationally renowned performer Wilma Reading is the vocal coach, Natasha Reidel from the Sydney Dance Academy is the drama teacher and Angel Makintosh is the choreographer for the production.
“These kids have tons of talent, commitment, passion and desire to become professional performers,” Mrs Norman said.
“They love what they do and they thrive on new challenges and productions.”
The creative group of performers are planning to transform a shed from Craiglie into a cabaret lounge and theatre with professional lighting set up by Ward Benedict.
The shows will kick off at 7pm from April 1-3 in Shed 5, Lot 7 in Craiglie.
Tickets are available at the PDAPA studio in Craiglie or at the door on the night. Adults cost $15 and students or pensioners cost $10.
Going green: Port Douglas State School students Brianna Berzinski
and Elise Dormer
Gearing up for the show: local performer Grace Walker