It’s been a while between blogs so here’s a bit of an update on what’s been happening at Alabaster Theatre. In October 2016 we went to Light of the World Festival. Our younger class took to the stage for their performance of You Make Me Brave and they did such a great job! For most of the students, it was their first time on a big, public stage with a huge crowd so it was pretty exciting for them.
Our adult class also performed a drama of a modern-day story of Jesus, set to music and followed by an original spoken word piece. Over the holiday season, our team had several performances around the community.
We sang Christmas carols at Eats & Beats in Jimboomba and the Berrinba Wetlands with special appearances of Queen Elsa from Disney’s Frozen! One of the nights saw some of our team having a performance in Jimboomba followed by one in Logan at Activate Youth shortly afterwards...talk about quick costume changes!
Alabaster has run musical theatre workshops on the Gold Coast with Australian Christian College and also locally. In these workshops, along with vocal, choreography and acting instruction, students were taught about the audition process (this came in handy when Mansoul auditions commenced). Alabaster was booked for a Nativity performance at local Christmas carols and students of all age groups spent lots of time rehearsing. When the day arrived we were all in costume, rehearsed and ready to go when, at the last minute, a huge storm cell thundered over the city and the carols were cancelled. We ended up filming a Christmas carol video for our Alabaster supporters and families, so all of our rehearsing and time wasn’t put to waste!
The start of 2017 was all about Mansoul the Musical and Alabaster Theatre’s first tour! Our team spent many hours preparing for what was an amazing week. We saw God move in so many ways and His favour was certainly all over all that we did. We performed Mansoul for pastors and principals at a private showing, students and teachers at Parklands Christian College, a matinee and night show at the Kingston Butter Factory Theatre and to Champions Church over one big week. The cast and crew were fantastic and we had such an amazing time.
In the next blog, you will find out all about what Alabaster is doing right now and how you can get involved. If you aren’t following Alabaster Theatre on Facebook or Instagram, head over to see photos from all of our projects and like us to keep informed!