It's not long before the Bundaberg Players open their epic production of Les Miserables and four Bundaberg Regional Council staff are among those who are excited to be part of it.
Development Engineer Leonard Strub, Moncrieff Entertainment Centre technician Kyle Schneider with ushers Andrea Tabart and Rhys Williams are all involved.
Strub has been a member of Bundaberg Players for eight years, lending his skills in many areas, and while he can quote lines from Shakespeare, he prefers to be backstage.
“For Les Miserables I am operating one of the follow spotlights,” he said.
“It’s always interesting to watch the shows evolve. I find theatre production is similar to my council job in that there’s a planning and development process.
“The difference though is it’s a short-term goal with the shows as opposed to a longer-term outcome in Council-approved developments.”
Schneider and Tabart have joined the cast while Williams is part of the stage crew. He's been a member of the Bundaberg Playhouse since he was six years old.
This new production of Boublil and Schonberg’s Les Miserables is licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia) and Cameron Mackintosh Ltd.
Evening performances will be at the Moncrieff on March 29 and 30; and April 5 and 6 at 7.30pm, with matinees on Saturday. March 30 and Saturday. April 6 at 2pm.
Buy tickets at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre box office or online.