Talented kids take the stage
Matamata’s talented young people have been rehearsing for months.
Their hard work will have all paid off when they take to the stage on May 3 for the opening of Princess of Piako.
Playwright and director Sharon Holmes reports preparation for the full- length musical was going well.
‘‘We’ve got some very talented kids, but it’s not just a kids’ show, it has an adult flavour too.’’
With a cast of 38, a large group of parent support has been essential in getting the show to where it is now.
However, the theatre is finding it difficult to provide all the talented singers in the cast with headsets, as this isn’t a resource the theatre owns.
Holmes said they were currently having to hire the headsets, so if any businesses wanted to help in that respect, they’d be especially grateful.
– Tickets for the Princess of Piako are on sale now from The Storyteller on Arawa St. The show runs from May 3-10 and includes three matinees.
Kennedy Park, who plays the role of Cinderella in the Princess of Piako, with maids and housekeeping actors Marissa McGill, Amelia Hunt, Nola Bridgman and Marlene Schweizer.