Mulkadee tal­ent set to shine on stage

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - RACHEL RI­LEY

THE spotlight is on the next gen­er­a­tion of Townsville’s singers, dancers and per­form­ers who are pre­par­ing to take cen­tre stage for the big­gest and best 10th an­niver­sary Mulkadee ex­pe­ri­ence.

The an­nual event for Townsville Dio­cese Catholic school stu­dents from Years 5 to 12 is a unique learn­ing op­por­tu­nity for stu­dents and teach­ers who are in­ter­ested in de­vel­op­ing their skills in the arts.

The pro­gram of­fers stu­dents the op­por­tu­nity to work­shop with ex­pe­ri­enced pro­fes­sion­als, in­clud­ing NIDA and the Syd­ney Dance Com­pany, in var­i­ous arts in­clud­ing choral, band, strings, dance, drama and guitar, be­fore a fi­nal grand per­for­mance.

Townsville Catholic Ed­u­ca­tion’s Chris­tian Gor­don said Mulkadee pro­vided a plat­form for young peo­ple in Townsville to in­spire them to go on and en­gage in places like the lo­cal choral so­ci­ety and de­velop a love of the arts.

“We’ve got stu­dents who have come from us be­fore go­ing on to Bris­bane to the Con­ser­va­to­rium of Mu­sic or lead roles,” Mr Gor­don said.

“We have cou­ple of stu­dents do­ing the lo­cal pro­duc­tion of Mary Pop­pins, so it re­ally is a big thing for Catholic ed­u­ca­tion in Townsville.”

Mulkadee 2015 will run un­til Fri­day at the Townsville En­ter­tain­ment and Con­ven­tion Cen­tre be­fore a fi­nal per­for­mance at 7.30pm.

Tick­ets for adults are $ 25 or $ 15 for chil­dren and con­ces­sion. A fam­ily ticket for two adults and two chil­dren is $ 60.

For more in­for­ma­tion see the four- page liftout in to­mor­row’s Townsville Bul­letin.

Pic­ture: ZAK SIM­MONDS

ARTS SPRING­BOARD: Ryan Catholic Col­lege’s Syd­ney Bar­rett, 14, and Cameron Dod­son, 14, from St An­thony’s Catholic Col­lege are ex­cited about Mulkadee.

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