Old Mill Theatre puts on the Australian premiere of Band Geeks

Youth performers Josh Spencer-Pepper and Tayah Crothers practising for Band Geeks at Old Mill Theatre. Picture: Supplied.
Youth performers Josh Spencer-Pepper and Tayah Crothers practising for Band Geeks at Old Mill Theatre. Picture: Supplied.

AN American musical has marched into Old Mill Theatre to give an insight into brass band culture.

Black Box Performing Arts will present the Australian premier of Band Geeks with youth performers at Old Mill Theatre starting on April 5.

Show director Katherine Freind said Band Geeks was an ensemble-driven musical from the United States inspired by lessons learnt in being in a marching band.

“The kids are all working with American accents, it is played as written,” she said.

Band Geeks will be the first show where the Old Mill Theatre will have a brass band playing back stage.

Ms Freind said the use of brass instruments in the play was a tribute to the marching bands at college football games in America.

“We don’t have that culture here in Australia, it’s a bit foreign to them, that style of marching band,” she said.

“We’ve been lucky with our musical director, as he’s a brass specialist.”

THE ESSENTIALS:

WHAT: Australian premier of Band Geeks

WHEN: 5 – 7 April

WHERE: Old Mill Theatre at the corner of Mends Street and Mill Point Road, South Perth

TICKETS: www.trybooking.com/BBDEL