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Apr 6, 2016 5:18 PM ET

Archived: Golden Soil Productions is dedicated to the encouragement, nurturing, and developing of Australian musical theatre

iCrowdNewswire - Apr 6, 2016

Golden Soil Productions

By Mitchell E Roberts

The story of the project

This company began when I started to look into Australian musicals, back in 2013. Most people I’ve spoken to had fairly negative things to say, and I began to wonder where this idea that “Australian musicals are no good” came from.

The more I researched, the more it became clear that these opinions stemmed from one of a few things.
1. They’d seen an Australian musical that they didn’t like and it had turned them off Australian work.
2. The only articles written about Australian musicals at the time were negative, and no one was talking about the good stuff.
3. They’d heard it from someone else and believed it.

Fortunately, since then, with the introduction of events such as ‘Home Grown’,New Musicals Australia’, and the support of many of our performing arts universities, people have begun to realise that there is some amazing work being written by Aussie writers, and the word is starting to spread.

But we are still left with the problem: no producers are taking the chance on Australian work.

That is where we come in.

Golden Soil Productions is a company dedicated to the encouragement, nurturing, and developing of Australian musical theatre. We are looking to find new works to support, and to give the chance to thrive, as well as looking through our history to find shows that deserve another chance to show how good they are and can be.

We are going to change the way people think about Australian musicals and to forge a new future, where Australian musicals are celebrated and supported just as they should be.

We hope you will join us.

How the funds will be used

The funds raised will be used to help fund our first production, which will be announced in May!

They will help to cover some of the upfront costs that we can’t defer until after the show.
These costs include: venue costs, production rights, rehearsal spaces, advertising, and a budget for the set, props and costume departments.


The challenge with this project is the sheer size of it.
We are attempting a full scale revival, complete with orchestra and all the trimmings, and unfortunately, these do not come for free.

Fortunately, we have a dedicated team of passionate individuals who are willing to give of themselves to make this happen, but finding the money and the support from the greater community is our greatest challenge.

Who we are

•Mitchell E Roberts, our Artistic Director and founder. He will also be covering a large amount of roles behind the scenes utilising his vast array of knowledge.
•Dana Schulz, our resident MD. Dana will be working her magic behind the keys in all GSP events in the near future, and will be our musical director for many of our upcoming projects.
•Adrian Barilà, our Media and Public Relations Manager, who will be covering all manner of publicity and graphic design.
•Jake MacNamara, who is one of our directors for upcoming projects. Mac will be directing our debut production, and will appear in several other projects in the coming years.
Four people, bringing you the best of Australian musicals past, present and future.
Contact Information:

Mitchell E Roberts

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