The Empire Theatre's version of Essgee's Pirates of Penzance presented by Heritage Bank opened on Wednesday night with a standing ovation and rave reviews. You don't miss this hilarious singing and dancing spectacular!
'The show reached a fitting climax with the whole company in the Megamix Finale which after curtain calls left everyone leaving the theatre with smiles on their faces and chatting excitedly.' Highlife Magazine
'What I know now is that missing this production will mean missing out on a high-energy performance, a night of laughs and a standing ovation to the local theatre talent from right here in Toowoomba. It's a show suited to those in the know, and the uninitiated.' Tara Miko - The Chronicle
'Director Terence O'Connell did an amazing job of this pro-am production, which had the cast delivering every laugh with slapstick and OTT performances that were tightly controlled. Top marks to choreographers George Canham and Alison Vallette who had the chorus drilled to within an inch of perfection. Whether they were pirates, maidens or policemen, their routines were executed with polish.' Peter Pinne - Stage Whispers
Months of blood, sweat & tears, passion, laughter & friendship go into a community production. The Empire Theatre’s major productions are made possible thanks to Heritage Bank and gives local creatives the opportunity to do what they love and enhance their skill set. So although this is a community production - the professionalism on the stage, in the orchestra pit and behind the scenes will blow you away. Limited opportunities remain to see this hilarious rollick through the high seas! Book now!
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