PERFORM Australia is launching a new development program for students in years 11 and 12. With musical theatre and acting streams, successful auditionees would enrol with the Canberra Institute of Technology for Year 11 and 12 then study online or by attending face-to-face classes at CIT. Students can receive an ACT year 12 Certificate, an ATAR or even find a path to entering university without an ATAR. All details at perform.edu.au
FOUR Winds in Bermagui is farewelling artistic director James Crabb, who led the annual Easter music festival from a biennial to an annual festival. Under a redesign following the impact of COVID-19, the Easter event will now be led by a contracted festival director whose work will complement a team who will deliver digital, educational, indigenous and community engagement programs including the Windsong Series, Youth Music Festival, Indigenous program and Musicians-in-Schools initiative. Executive director David Francis stays on.
CONFIRMING Canberrans’ current taste for drive-in movie experience, “Mov’in Car Canberra” is returning for spring to the Questacon Car Park. Movies will include “The New Mutants”, “The Greatest Showman”, “Pirates of The Caribbean” and “Frozen 2”. Book at movincar.com.au
CANBERRA Theatre Centre is having a go at live theatre, with four performances of “Room on the Broom”, a dramatisation of the hit picture book featuring songs, comedy and fun for children aged three and up, coming to the main stage from October 1-3. It’ll be the first production in the Canberra Theatre auditorium since its closure in March, CTC director Alex Budd says, stressing that COVID-safe procedures will be in place. Book at canberratheatrecentre.com.au or 6275 2700.
THE Royal Military College Band Rhythm and Vocal Groups will be stirring up a storm at Wesley with favourites like “Somewhere over the Rainbow”, “Night and Day” and “Sweet, Sweet Spirit”, as well as some Swahili and Zulu film score music from Disney’s “The Lion King”. Wesley Music Centre, Forrest, 12.40-1.20pm, Wednesday, October 7. Book at trybooking.com or 6232 7248.
NEWS has reached us of a submission to the ACT government of a proposal for funds to establish a permanent professional theatre company. Apart from the fact that The Street Theatre is already funded as a professional theatre entity, there will be the need for full-time staff, like an artistic director, administrator, technicians, and actors, sets and costumes, costing upwards of $500,000.