3rd Quarter Activities
The Seymour Performers Workshop https://spworkshop.org.au/ will cast and assign lead artistic personnel (Staging Director, Music Director) to rehearse a dramatic read-through of the libretto (script and song lyrics) as well as learn and perform all the songs, chants and recitatives. The actors will perform with scripts in hand, will be given minimal stage movement/blocking, may or may not wear representative costumes or use props and sets. There will be minimal stage lighting for dramatic effect or transitions. All song accompaniment and underscoring will only be done by piano, with the additional percussion or string instruments, if needed.
A small audience of musical theatre stakeholders, such as practising artists, potential sponsors or donors, critics and regular audiences, will be invited to the Staged Reading. The presentation will be followed by an Open Forum which will aim to gather audience reaction, feedback, recommendations specifically but not exclusively relating whether the libretto and score of iMPERFECT Messiah is production ready.