Good afternoon C.A.T.S., your mission, should you accept it, will be to create for the residents of the Sunshine Coast an outstanding high quality production theatre company.
A company that will endeavor to bring to the stage professional standard production ballets from the classical and contemporary repertoire.
You will, wherever possible, utilize the best talents available in your community supplemented by professional guest artists. You will not compromise your standards for expediency; you will not compromise your standards simply because of personal preferences. You will always remember your obligations to the public, your audience.
As always should any of your C.A.T.S. force fail in any part of this mission you will not be disavowed by the public as you will try again. We are confident you will succeed.
And one other thing C.A.T.S., this message will not self destruct in ten minutes but will continue on as your mantra. Good afternoon and good luck.
The first annual production of the ballet The Nutcracker is well underway. Commitments for set construction, the manufacturing of props, headpieces, costumes, special effects equipment and all the elements required for a complicated professional presentation have been made. A large roster of volunteers is coalescing into a formidable Volunteers Association for ongoing fundraising events. Back stage crews and technical directors are in place.
The first auditions for ensemble and solo artists were held September 9th at the Heritage Playhouse. The results were beyond expectations reducing the need for guest artists. The quest for ongoing additional funding to bring the project to a successful fruition is more important then ever. A major corporate or individual is still needed to cap present funding commitments. The Sunshine Coast has so much to offer that enriches the life style here, beaches, parks, walking trails, restaurants, artisans, galleries. The one major ingredient is short supply is live professional quality theater on an ongoing basis.
Coasting Along Theater Society’s mission is to change that. With the help of community, minded corporations and like-minded individuals a vibrant theater element can be added to the long list that makes life on the coast what it is. We need your help to continue our quest. If you want to share in this vision please contact us!