By Ian Williams
Theatregoers will have a unique opportunity to mix with actors and crew at exclusive show after parties being staged by the State Theatre Company of South Australia.
The new Off Stage initiative kicks off at the end of April with audience members bussed to a secret location for drinks and nibbles and the chance to party.
“I don’t want to give too much away but we’ve booked a few of the very coolest venues in town,” says State Theatre Company of South Australia Marketing Coordinator Cat Turner.
“We’ve got a DJ and the cast and crew will be there, so it’s really a chance to make the theatre a real social event with your friends. At the end of the show all you have to do is wave your party pass at us and we’ll take you to the secret location where all the drinks and food are on us. It’s a real social event where you get to talk about the show with the people involved.”
The cost of an Off Stage pass is $25 paid when theatre tickets are purchased, or $58 for the show and party pass for those under 30.
The first Off Stage party is on Friday, April 28 at the end of the highly rated comedy Mr Burns, described by the New York Times as “downright brilliant”.
These will be followed by after parties at the close of 1984 on May 26, Macbeth on September 8 and Vale on November 24.
Each of the parties will continue until the venues close – which will be late. “The numbers are limited depending on the venue so I would advise people to get in pretty quickly if they don’t want to miss out,” says Cat.