Griffith Regional Theatre’s production of Wicked has a new co-presenter after Griffith Real Estate (GRE) came on board.
The announcement will allow the production to live up to its full potential.
“Having a presenting partner is a real benefit to us,” theatre manager Raina Savage said.
“It brings a lot more money and promotion to the production which allows us to have the highest production values.”
Sets from Melbourne theatre company CLOC will be brought in along with a flying rig for the witches.
“This allows us to have those bells and whistles to really present a high quality production to the community,” Ms Savage said.
For Griffith Real Estate, it was an easy decision to get involved with the locally produced musical.
“We’ve always been community-minded and we see this as a way to help the arts,” Griffith Real Estate’s Tony Santolin said.
“Not everyone’s a footballer and I think the arts is a place people can express themselves and be creative and you never know, the next Broadway star could be from Griffith.”
Another reason GRE came on board was to help give Griffith’s younger generation a platform to express themselves.
“A lot of younger people don’t get an opportunity to participate in something like this,” GRE’s Brian Bertolin said.
“There’s just so many people involved and we see a big benefit in supporting something like this.”
Wicked opens on June 21 and tickets are on sale now at the theatre and through the box office at http://www.griffith.nsw.gov.au/cp_themes/theatre/box-office.asp.