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FAMDA gears up for festival

THE Foster Amateur Music and Drama Association (FAMDA) have big things planned for 2014.
Their two major performances will be Bugsy Malone starting on July 11 and the One Act Play Festival in August.
Bugsy Malone is based on a film by Alan Parker. The cast is entirely child actors who will take on the adult roles.
All 45 cast members are within the ages of seven and 16 and will bring an element of slapstick to the performance.
Pamela Coad and Sue Dower are co directors while Megan Williams acts as choreographer.
“We just began rehearsal,” FAMDA production manager Edwin Coad said.
“We are happy with the support of parents and think it will be a good, funny show.”
The show has attracted children from as far as Korumburra and Inverloch who have a real drive to perform.
The stage designer will be Geoff Davies, who is renowned for his work and has won awards in the past.
Last year, the One Act Play Festival attracted 18 plays, 15 of which came from Melbourne.
Bookings will start in July with the festival scheduled for August 9 and 10.
All local schools are invited and encouraged to submit a play. Plays were entered by Fish Creek Primary School, Koonwarra Village School and South Gippsland Secondary College last year.
“We would be delighted to see more school plays,” Mr Coad said.
“We are pushing the idea for young actors to join.”
The festival is also popular due to the cash prizes. The best play is awarded $1000 and $250 goes to the best actor, donated by major sponsor the Toora Bendigo Bank.
For more details go to www.famda.org.au.

Bugsy Malone workshop: Chris Dickins (playwright and director of FAMDA’s last production, Foreigners from Home) with choreographer Megan Williams and co-directors, Pamela Coad and Sue Dower are the facilitators of the Bugsy Malone production.

Bugsy Malone workshop: Chris Dickins (playwright and director of FAMDA’s last production, Foreigners from Home) with choreographer Megan Williams and co-directors, Pamela Coad and Sue Dower are the facilitators of the Bugsy Malone production.

 

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