HOMEGROWN Logan musical Billy Buckett - A Rock ‘n’ roll Love Story has been revived for a season at Logan Entertainment Centre.
The story is set in a small English town in 1959 as the world awakens to the teenage revolution and the music that drives it wild: rock’n’roll.
Five years ago, the show’s shows creators, husband-wife team Jay Turner and Cath Mundy partnered with Beenleigh Theatre Group to stage the world premiere at Beenleigh’s Crete Street Theatre.
It was received with a sold-out season, multiple awards and an international publishing deal from Stagescripts UK.
“Since the world premiere, the demand for Billy to return to the stage has been building, both from the cast and the show’s fans who we call Billy Buckett Believers,” Mr Turner said.
“In response, Cath and I teamed up with new theatre company Footlights Theatrical Inc last year to launch a one-month crowd-funding campaign which raised nearly $12,000.
Arts Queensland and the Logan City Council’s Regional Arts Development Fund added $8,000.
“We’re incredibly grateful for this support and for the hard work of our talented company. They’ve have taken the show to the next level”.
Footlights Theatrical Inc reunites the award-winning cast, band and team for a fifth-anniversary season at Logan Entertainment Centre.
The all-singing, all-dancing family show stars Steve Dorrington as Billy and Lauren Lee Innis-Youren as Janette. Ian Maurice is Billy’s nemesis, Arthur Burns.
Live band The Asteroids provide the soundtrack.
Footlights Theatrical Inc artistic director Roslyn Johnson said it was a privilege to direct the show’s world premiere in 2013.
“I am delighted to be taking the show on its first professional outing”
Billy Buckett - A Rock ’n’ Roll Love Story plays Logan Entertainment Centre tonight, Friday and Saturday at 7.30pm.