Kat Carr – Writer

Musical Theatre

My love of Musical Theatre started in high school, and I would like to personally thank every music and drama teacher who has ever given a kid like me an opportunity to fall in love with this amazing art form.

It’s the whole package. Story, music, and spectacle, in that order of importance according to Aristotle.

 

On a personal level, theatre is all about team work, common goals and fun. It has given me amazing experiences and lifelong friends. I can’t begin to imagine what my life would have been without it.  Inadvertently, it brought me something else, a love of creating entertainment.

Through performing in Musical Theatre, I began writing plays, reviews, sketch comedy, farce and satire for fund raisers and Theatre Restaurant shows. In our regional city, the local musical theatre scene punches well above its weight through the portal of a 100-year-old institution: The Cairns Choral Society.

The modern iteration of this legacy is known locally and throughout Australia for its talent and professional production values, and is followed by a loyal and appreciative audience. I have written and directed six Comedy Theatre Restaurant shows for CCS.

Here are a couple of reviews from Facebook from my 2018 Theatre Restaurant, The Phony Awards:

But for a pesky pandemic, 2020 would have seen my seventh production on stage.