New season on the way

THE Pilbeam Theatre's 2009 See It Live Theatre Season has concluded, but the 2010 season is waiting in the wings.

Chair of Rockhampton Regional Council's Community and Customer Services Committee Deputy Mayor Rose Swadling said that plans were well under way for the 2010 season.

“2009 was a great year for the See It Live season,” Cr Swadling said.

“In 2009, we saw the return of one of the region's actors in Bell Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, we saw the sellout success of the first Menopause the Musical performance in June and the Venues and Events musical Cabaret was a great production directed by another of our former local actor/directors.”

Cr Swadling said that the 2010 See It Live Season would ensure another great year of theatre.

Ten events make up the season. Highlights will include Miss Saigon (Rockhampton Venues and Events' 2010 musical) directed by Karen Crone, The Bell Shakespeare Company performing Twelfth Night, the return tour of the 2008 winner of the Sydney International Piano Competition, and performances by the Queensland Orchestra, Opera Queensland and the Queensland Ballet.

“People really enjoy going to live theatre and it's great to see them taking advantage of the opportunity to see some of our best performing arts companies right here on our own doorstep,” she said.

The See It Live Theatre season allows patrons to receive substantial discounts simply by buying tickets to four or more of the shows on offer.

Season booklets can be reserved by contacting the Pilbeam Theatre Box Office.

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