Brisbane Academy Of Musical Theatre (BAMT) are premiering a brand-new musical called 'Misfits School Of Arts'.
The musical was written by Dennett Hudson and Tim O'Connor, and documents the joys and perils of pursuing a life in the arts. It's a little reminder that, in a world where not everyone fits, it's okay to be a misfit.
Retired performer Egletine Fitzgerald is welcoming the newest cohort of rag-tag youngster to her Misfits School Of Arts. We follow their story over the course of a year, and watch this band of merry muppets pursuing their Broadway dreams. From fear of wearing tights in ballet to trying to out-sing everyone at all times, to blossoming love and heartbreak, and wondering who's going to get a solo at the end-of-year showcase.
"We've been picking away at the idea for this musical for years," Writer Tim O'Connor, who is also the CEO of Harvest Rain and the founder of BAMT, says. "It wasn't until the pandemic hit and we all had to go home and hide out for a few months that life slowed down enough for us to actually get the thing finished!"
"So, as harrowing as 2020 has been, some good has come of it in the form of this show!"
BAMT have already celebrated sold-out seasons of 'Godspell' and 'All Shook Up' earlier this year. 'Misfits' will close out 2020 for the company.
"It's a show all about young people trying to follow their creative dreams," Composer Dennett Hudson says. "The students at BAMT know all about that, so it's a great fit. Plus, there's some incredible talent in the course and we've been able to really highlight that with all the original music in the show."
'Misfits' is on at Hayward Street Studios from 25 November-12 December.