PRESS RELEASE - THEATRE SHOW
Melbourne: 1st October 2018 - Three homegrown Melbourne mums and seasoned theatre performers will hit the road as the Musical Sprouts this October to bring a fresh, fun and interactive new children’s theatre show to selected venues across the city. After enjoying successful careers Bridget a’Beckett, Sharni Page and Julia Davis became mothers and began looking for a new way to express themselves creatively within their new lives. This unique collaboration came from a common belief amongst these women that a love of music can shape a life, no matter how little or big! Their debut show entitled ‘A Day in the Life of You’ is written specifically for children aged 2 – 6 years. It addresses the daily challenges of growing up, like learning to brush teeth, get dressed, clean up and go to the toilet and features original songs, live instruments, dancing and lots of audience participation.
The show promises to quickly capture the attention of its audiences as each of these women are highly accomplished performers. Julia Davis is a graduate of WAAPA has worked and toured with companies such as the Sydney Theatre Company, Malthouse Theatre, Bell Shakespeare Theatre Company and Monkey Baa. Sharni is an award-winning voiceover artist and a qualified psychodramatist and her diversity as a performer stretches from theatre appearing in productions like Cabaret and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, through film and television. Bridget is a musician, composer and her musical career extends across many creative genres including professional theatre, the live music scene, community arts and theatre production. As a performer Bridget has also appeared in various musicals including Cabaret alongside Tina Arena.
Creator, Bridget a’Beckett says,” I assumed my music making days were over when I gave birth. I was so tired and thought I would never have a new idea again. Then I sang to my tantrumming child and realised I had the power of hypnotism. I could feel her body relax in my arms and listen, and I realised that music still has that effect on me as an adult. I can escape stress through music. Why wouldn't I want pass such a valuable tool onto my kids?”
Brunswick Mechanics Institute will host the publicity launch of the show on Tuesday 16th October commencing at 2pm. The tour will encompass several small theatres and community venues across Melbourne from October to December 2018, with performances scheduled in the Stonnington area in March 2019. Tickets and tour information can be found at www.musicalsprouts.com.au
“A Day in the Life of You” is supported by the City of Stonnington, Auspicious Arts Projects and the City of Moonee Valley.
Who are the Musical Sprouts?
Musical Sprouts is the creation of three professional musical theatre performers – Bridget A’Beckett, Sharni Page and Julia Davis. After enjoying successful careers in their chosen professions these three women became mothers and found themselves looking for a new way to express themselves creatively within their new lives. This unique collaboration came from a common belief amongst these women that a love of music can shape a life, no matter how little or big! They are passionate, seasoned performers whose aim is to consistently provide high quality musical experiences for young children in order to enhance their understanding of music, theatre, creativity and feed their imagination!
Their 2018 Musical Sprouts show entitled A Day in the Life of You is written specifically for children aged 2 – 6 years. It addresses the daily challenges of growing up like learning to brush teeth, get dressed, clean up and go to the toilet and features original songs, live instruments, dancing and lots of audience participation!