Students happy with Miserables help

Simon Gleeson (front, centre) with cast from Mater Dei College’s production of The Addams Family Musical.
Simon Gleeson (front, centre) with cast from Mater Dei College’s production of The Addams Family Musical.

Mater Dei College secured the rights to the WA premiere of The Addams Family Musical that opened on Broadway in 2010.

Director Rachel Urquhart said it was a privilege to have the stage performer stop in during final rehearsals.

‘When you are so close to a production and the stress levels are high, nothing boosts the spirits more than a professional watching the rehearsals and giving the cast a boost of energy,’ she said.

‘We are grateful and motivated by his energy and enthusiasm for performing; his time and liveliness during the rehearsals was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that the students and myself will never forget.’

Mr Gleeson spoke about show preparation, dealing with on-stage pressure, character interpretation and portrayal, vocal training and performance techniques.

Year 8 student Latisha Xavier said the actor inspired them and encouraged them to never give in.

The musical will be held on March 29, 30 and 31 from 7pm at the Bernie Boss Hall at Mater Dei College.

Tickets at www.mdc.wa.|edu.au.