Last weekend I had the opportunity to see Jopuka Productions’ latest presentation, “13, The Musical” at Ederslee Foundation’s new Red Tree Theatre. I highly recommend this show. It’s great to see live theatre beginning to return to the Central Coast, and Jopuka never fails to exceed my expectations. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of the show. It’s the whole package: a musical with a strong story, rousing musical numbers with affectionate nods to iconic teen musicals like West Side Story and Grease, and the choreography was exceptional. The production had great pace and energy, and the direction was spot on. The talented cast performed their roles with plenty of personality, and there were some impressive voices among them. Not just the leads, but the whole cast were fully engaged and gave their all, and each one of them had their moment to shine. Kudos to everyone! The production closes this weekend and there are less than 100 tickets left so be sure to book now via – bit.ly/jopuka13
This is the first show I’ve seen at Red Tree, and I was impressed with the attractive, modern space. It is currently adorned with the work of three local artists: Andy and Lyn Kabanoff, and Karen Williams. Naturally, I took the opportunity to snap some photos.
Red Tree Theatre is at 2/160-162 Pacific Hwy, Tuggerah NSW 2259. For more information, visit their website at https://eldersleefoundation.org.au/red-tree-theatre/