A fairytale success

A RECORD audience saw WARTS Theatre Group's The Unwritten Tale production at Proserpine Showgrounds over the weekend.

A total of 510 people flocked to the showgrounds for the three performances held across Friday and Saturday.

Forty young and talented local actors entertained the lively crowd.

The production used famous fairytale characters from Cinderella to wicked witches and giants to tell their story, but did so with a contemporary angle.

Production director, Paul Saunders described the weekend performance as “the best show we've ever had”.

“It was really fantastic,” he said.

“We had wonderful support of the community, which meant big crowds for the kids to perform in front of.

“The kids just did such a great job.”

Writer and vocal director Melissa Saunders also said she was overwhelmed with The Unwritten Tale production's success.

“It was an absolute triumph,” she said.

“They all pulled their socks up and did well on the night.

“Everyone just enjoyed themselves.”

The show even saw an impromptu donut fight started by Ugly Step-sisters Brodie Townsend and Riley Cauchi, which was continued by the audience.

The great acting, singing and dancing showcased the abundant youth talent in the Whitsundays region.

WARTS Theatre Group is now preparing for its next production, which will be held early next year.

The fundraising benefit evening includes a cabaret in which local youth and professional adult talent from the group will perform alongside local cultural clubs, including dance studios, instrumental teachers and vocal studios.

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