Redcliffe Musical Theatre (RMT) will celebrate their tenth birthday this week with a ‘Return of Music of the Night’ at Redcliffe Entertainment Centre.
Known as RMT by locals, the community theatre group was created ten years ago by a group of thespians and has aimed to provide affordable family-friendly theatre in the Redcliffe area ever since.
Since their conception, the company has gone on to produce many great performances including ‘The Sound of Music’, ‘Mary Poppins’, ‘Phantom of the Opera’, ‘The Wizard of Oz’, the Queensland community premiere of ‘Wicked’ and the community premiere of ‘Saturday Night Fever’. In fact, their lists of shows spans over 20 major musicals.
Over two nights, RMT will look back at their past 10-years of performances, with many thespians and performing artists returning to reprise their roles. Titled ‘Return of Music of the Night’, the nostalgic musical theatre celebration will shine a positive light on what the company has achieved and rekindle a love of performing in the arts community.
Formed in September 2009, RMT skipped onto stage with its first show ‘The Sound of Music’ at Redcliffe Cultural Centre. At the time, there was no local community theatre in the area. The large-scaled musical provided a great opportunity for young artists to get involved in amateur theatre in a professional venue.
In 2020, the pandemic stopped RMT’s production of ‘Mamma Mia!’ mid-season. Like their surrounding communities, the theatre was hit hard financially and had to cancel their performance plans. With restrictions easing in Queensland, a new hope has been brought to the Company, who has vowed to continue persevering with sights set on the next ten years to come.
Already announced, the new year will bring a returned season of ‘Mamma Mia!’ back to the Redcliffe Entertainment Centre, as well as the Queensland premiere of ‘Jersey Boys’.
Also in 2021, RMT will remain committed to its educational program, Roar Academy, with ‘Moana Junior’ scheduled for February 2021, as well as a potential tour to New Zealand. Formed in 2011, “Roar” was started to provide high-quality training for youth aged 5-17 years old. The program has not only provided many performance opportunities, but the troupe has had the opportunity to perform at the Junior Theatre Festival in America, United Kingdom and Newcastle.
‘Return to Music of the Night’ performs 18-19 November 2020 at the Redcliffe Entertainment Centre. With restrictions eased as of Tuesday, 17 November 2020, the venue will operate with 100% capacity, so tickets are on sale. Prices are only $35.00 for adults and $30.00 for concessions.
RMT and Redcliffe Entertainment will operate in accordance with strict COVID measures in accordance with their plan and to ensure the safety of all patrons and audience members.
For tickets and more information about ‘Return to Music of the Night’ visit Redcliffe Musical Theatre’s website.