Two Wells Melodrama Group is gearing up for its 2017 production this month, marking 35 years since the group’s first show in
Since then, approximately $600,000 has been raised for the Two Wells district through the annual melodrama in a unique community collaboration.
This year’s Melodrama, called “A Sweet Tale”, written by Sarah Groom and directed by Eleisha Arbon, will be performed at Two Wells Community Centre for six performances: Friday 12 May, Saturday May 13, Saturday May 20, Friday May 26 and Saturday May 27 all at 7:30pm and a 1pm Matinee performance on Sunday May 21.
Returning to the stage after a few years absence is Katie O’Doherty, who will be the narrator throughout the show.
Also making a comeback is Theresa Moore, who hasn’t been seen on stage since 2011, while teenagers Alessandro Renaglia and Bethany Cattell will get their first taste of melodrama life.
“A Sweet Tale” takes the audience to Lollipop Land, where the workers happily go about their days creating wonderful sweets to sell to the
The land is ruled by a very creative king who has come up with a clever plan to save the factory and its people from the oncoming effects of global thawing.
However, the evil sisters from the nearby Salty Plains have different ideas and are coming to take over the land.
Will they prevail?
Will Lollipop Land and its people be saved or just fall under the rule of two evil sisters?
Come along and watch the show, sing along with the songs and find out if the world ends!
All evening performances are $37, which includes a three-course meal, and the matinee tickets are $31, which includes a two-course meal.
Community organisations in the Two Wells area can share in proceeds of the melodrama by encouraging members to help with catering and other ‘front of house’ activities, as well as attending the show.
There are approximately 100 local volunteers ever year and in recognition of their contributions, community groups receive a share of proceeds from tickets sold in their name.
Tickets are available by emailing email@example.com, or by phone 0438 025 208 (leave a message).