It’s coming up to the end of the year and this is the time when new programs come out for the coming year.
I have a special place in my heart for musical theatre. Just love, love, love it. I see a few big expensive shows during the year, but, most of the time l see shows at suburban arts centres put on by community theatre groups. Over the years l’ve seen some fantastic shows every bit as good as the high priced blockbusters.
I’ve received my 2019 membership forms and will once again take out membership with several suburban centres and this is what l want to talk to you about this morning. Memberships for arts centres pay for themselves, especially if that membership is with a suburban centre. So many perks come with the membership, including cheaper tickets, at a very reasonable price; $40 for a yearly membership with the Frankston Arts Centre, $30 at The Drum Theatre in Dandenong( along with a gift voucher that l could use with my first purchase). To me this is a win-win situation. Local memberships give us, the theatre goers, affordable tickets knowing that all the money we pay goes to supporting the local arts in the suburbs, which is where l want to see it.
So, my message to you today is look at your own suburban arts centres, and, if you haven’t seen a community theatre show, get out there and support local arts. I’m sure you will be pleasantly surprised.