Saturday, April 21, 2018
ED---STAG-Behind-the-Scenes

Dedicated volunteers produce another exciting stage show

Sarah Knight September 2, 2015
BEHIND THE SCENES… From left, Shepparton Theatre Arts Group backstage cast and crew, Aaron David Palmer, Bailey Ciavarella, Gemma Marchant, Dick Hutchinson, Ian Smith, Isabelle Vincent, Phil Croke, Dale Roberts, Vicky McKenzie, Wendy Russell, Steve Condron, Bron Prater, Clare Rich, Sharon Leppard and Brian Davis. Photo: Supplied.

BEHIND THE SCENES… From left, Shepparton Theatre Arts Group backstage cast and crew, Aaron David Palmer, Bailey Ciavarella, Gemma Marchant, Dick Hutchinson, Ian Smith, Isabelle Vincent, Phil Croke, Dale Roberts, Vicky McKenzie, Wendy Russell, Steve Condron, Bron Prater, Clare Rich, Sharon Leppard and Brian Davis. Photo: Supplied.

IT TAKES a variety of skills to produce a stage show; often a dedicated cast and crew of over 100 people is required to volunteer both their time and energy to ensure a successful production.
The Shepparton Theatre Arts Group (STAG) is made up of a group of such dedicated volunteers; local people with a vision to create a connection within the community, through performing arts.
Co-Producer of the up-coming I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change stage show, Bron Prater told The Adviser, “Often people don’t think about what it takes to get a show to production; from the initial concept stage to enlisting a director and producers, to the casting, marketing and music, there’s a lot of work involved. The teamwork of our volunteers is imperative in the process of bringing the vision to life.”
Concept discussions for the new show, which opens Thursday, September 17, began late last year with the cast heading into rehearsals just three months ago.
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change is set to be a hilarious romp through the often challenging world of relationships; from first date nerves and meeting the parents, to tying the knot and navigating the world together. I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change takes you through a whole gamut of relationship do’s and don’ts!
The show first opened off-Broadway in 1996 where it ran for more than 5,000 performances. The dedicated STAG team are now eagerly anticipating opening night at the Bakehouse Blackbox Theatre, 17 Wheeler Street Shepparton. Tickets for the show are now available through the Riverlinks website, visit www.riverlinksvenues.com.au