Billy Buckett Tickets on Sale for World Premiere

The new logo for BILLY BUCKETT by Rem Bruijn of Brainheart & Jesse Richardson of BluGoo

Tickets are now on sale and rehearsals are in full swing for Beenleigh Theatre Group’s World Premiere full production of Jay Turner’s rock ‘n’ roll musical BILLY BUCKETT – A Rock ‘n’ Roll Love Story.  (Info billybuckett.com & Tickets beenleightheatregroup.com/booking/)

“Auditions took place in December & January.  We now have a full cast of thirty-two actors, singers and dancers working their socks off on song and dance routines.  Our 7-piece band started rehearsals months prior to casting – they are sounding hot.  It’s been years of hard work putting it all together, but it’s a dream come true for Jay & me to see the show coming to fruition in this way,” Cath says.

Cath & Jay are co-writers, musical directors and directors, and are being supported and assisted by Award-Winning Director/Dramaturg Ros Johnson.  “We’re so blessed we have a brilliant creative team working with us on every aspect of the production, from choreography, dramaturgy & direction, to lighting, sets, costumes, stage management, props & marketing.  Making theatre is a very intensive activity – it just wouldn’t be possible without our fabulous team.  We are grateful indeed.”

Jay is also enjoying the challenge of playing lead electric guitar in the band.  “For years I’ve accommpanied myself as an acoustic guitarist – rhythm is my specialty.  So playing electric lead for BILLY BUCKETT is pushing me into a completely different style – more along the lines of Hank Marvin in The Shadows.  It’s a challenge but I’m loving it.”

Another exciting process has been the development of the BILLY BUCKETT logo.

Cath recounts: “A good friend of ours Rem Bruijn of Brainheart came on board to help us define & refine our concept, inspired by the iconic logos of the most well-known musicals in the world.”

“Rem then took these ideas to designer/art director Jesse Richardson of BlueGoo who came up with a number of logo/poster designs.  But he’d picked the best one already and put it the top of his presentation for us to see first.”  

“Jesse was spot on – it was THE ONE!    The chrome, the deep blood-red and classic vintage car-badge image is so evocative of era.  It reminds me of the British Mini.  It’s just perfect for BILLY BUCKETT and we envisage the logo will travel with the musical wherever it’s produced.”

Click here for details of BILLY BUCKETT’s World Premiere shows at Beenleigh’s Crete Street Theatre, 26 April -11 May 2013.

Click here to BOOK your tickets now.

 

 

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