Talented actors, quality musical and singing performance, a clever script, great costumes and sets – It takes a lot to present a great stage production.
And Chevalier College’s latest musical offering, The Mikado, has it all.
That should come as little surprise from a school that has racked up an impressive collection of major production awards over the years.
The school is a regular recipient of Canberra Area Theatre Awards winning a variety of categories over the years including the top prize for Best Youth Production last year.
So when you sit down in the audience to watch a Chevalier College show you tend to be prepared for a quality production.
If you are part of the audience for The Mikado then you won’t be disappointed.
This quirky, satirical opera is presented with talent and precision and performers have a flair for delivering comical quips with ease.
The Gilbert and Sullivan classic has been given a slight modification ensuring the Chevalier production has a modern-day comical flavour with even a few one-liners linking it directly to the Southern Highlands.
The greatest challenge is trying to pin praise in any one direction, in fact this is near impossible. This show is the result of all-round talent from the production to the costumes, settings, the orchestra and the performance of all who stepped on stage.
As one performer said “we are all friends so that makes it easy to enjoy ourselves on stage”.
Well that is clearly evident from the minute these talented students step on the stage.
The Mikado is now showing in McGrath Hall at Chevalier College.
Shows will be held on May 18, 19 and 20 from 7pm and a matinee show from 2pm on May 20. Tickets are $20 for an adult, $15 for children and $60 for a family.
Tickets are available through www.trybooking.com/pdyy