The Weekend Show
“The Cecilian Society proudly present a show cast, produced and rehearsed in only 24 hours!”
An enormous undertaking in the first weeks of September. Our production team and cast holds auditions, designs dances, teaches songs, runs lines, constructs set and creates lighting plans all in the space of a weekend, from Thursday night to the one-night-only performance on the following Sunday. Some examples of the shows we have produced in weekends include Anything Goes, Little Shop of Horrors, and Annie. This year’s weekend show was the atomic high school drama The Brain From Planet X.
The weekend show is a great way for freshers to get to know what the society is all about. Often we find that the majority of the cast are made up of new-starts when production begins! The weekend show is chosen at the same time as main show at our annual show-choice meeting, and whilst the criteria is similar for the weekend show, there are a few extra things we have to consider.
The rights must be available by September.
The numbers must be big enough to be fun, but not too big that the chorus can’t learn them in 4 days.
There have to be sufficient parts for both men and women.
The show must be able to be produced on a low technical budget.
The show must be able to be produced on a smaller stage than the Mitchell Theatre.