Created by Global Creatures in response to critical job shortages affecting production nationwide, ‘Get Technical!’ is an exclusive, free event offering attendees the chance to meet the creative and technical team behind ‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’.
The Melbourne event follows booked out iterations in Sydney, Perth and Brisbane. It won Best New Event (National) and Best Cultural, Arts Or Music Event (QLD) at the Australian Event Awards earlier this year. The concept was rolled out with the Broadway and West End productions of the show too.
Global Creatures is inviting upper high school students, university, TAFE and college students. . . As well as people of any age with transferable skills who might be interested in working in technical theatre production.
“Backstage is where all the magic happens. We, and all producers, are constantly on the lookout for great crew and backstage company members; especially now with productions coming back with a vengeance in 2023,” Producer Carmen Pavlovic says.
“We’re after stage managers; lighting technicians; hair, wig and makeup artists; wardrobe assistants; set automation and mechanists to name a few. We hope to encourage high schoolers on the precipice of adulthood, and current tertiary students to consider the many potential career pathways in live theatre, as well as inspiring those already in the workforce with transferable skills looking to change industries.”
‘Get Technical!’ will be hosted by Simon Burke AO. It will start with a performance of the opening of ‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ and close with a Q&A. The audience will be taken on a behind-the-scenes tour of each technical department including Wigs/Hair And Make-Up, Lighting, Props, Wardrobe, Set Mechanists and Technical Production. Simon Burke AO will interview crew from each department live on stage.
It's free to attend – if you’re interested simply register before 16 November, via email to Amanda O’Reilly;
‘Get Technical! – Behind The Curtain Of Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ is on at Regent Theatre (Melbourne) 30 November.