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Lyric comes alive

COME along to Lyric’s production of Life after George and Young Frankenstein.

Eight cast members have been selected with Bernadette Grainger as the director, and rehearsals started recently.

The cast is Maddie Cantwell, Kaz Hughes, Bruce Grainger, Kerry Giles, Julie Strini and David Baggallay.

The play, described as a “witty drama”, broke box office records during its premiere season in Melbourne and is a must see production by Lyric.

The opening weekend will be May 9 and 10 with both shows starting at 8pm. It will also run on May 15 and 16 at 8pm and will finish with two shows on May 17. The matinee will be at 2pm and the closing show will be at 8pm.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.lyricstheatre.net.au or call 0490 525 482.

Lyric’s major musical in 2014 is Young Frankenstein under director Lisa Pellin.

Further auditions are coming up in May for the cast. Secondary school aged actors and older will be accepted.

The show will be huge with plenty of dancers, big dance numbers and a large cast.

Opening night is September 5 and closing is September 20, with the showing running over three weekends.

Young Frankenstein is based on the Oscar nominated smash hit 1974 film about a well respected medic who attempts to complete his grandfather’s work and bring a corpse back to life.

This Mel Brooks comedy classic masterpiece follows the hilarious complications of bright, young Dr Frankenstein, his oddly shaped and endearing helper Igor, his curvaceous lab assistant Inga, and in spite of his incredibly self-involved madcap, fiancé Elizabeth.

“It’s a fun, light-hearted show with a huge dance background and lots to do,” Ms Pellin said.

“We’ve started the set and are excited for auditions.”

Elaine Epifano will be the musical director and the choreography will be done by Lisa Pellin and Cassie Van Hoorn.

“Lyric is excited about the show in the lead up to its 50th anniversary,” Ms Pellin said.

 

The cast: director Bernadette Grainger (left) presents the Life after George cast Maddie Cantwell, Kaz Hughes, Bruce Grainger, Kerry Giles, Julie Strini and David Baggallay.

The cast: director Bernadette Grainger (left) presents the Life after George cast Maddie Cantwell, Kaz Hughes, Bruce Grainger, Kerry Giles, Julie Strini and David Baggallay.

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