Cranbourne youth grow through Tree of Life

The cast of Tree of Life are ready for their stage debut.

By Danielle Kutchel

Young people from around Cranbourne are among the cast of a new musical hitting stages these school holidays.

The Tree of Life, by amateur theatre company Peoples Playhouse Inc., tells a story of friendship, family and forgiveness.

Director David Krause said the show would allow the budding actors to develop their skills.

“It’s a great opportunity, because it’s a new show, for them to develop new characters rather than ones they’d seen before or shows they know.

“It’s pretty exciting for them, and lots of fun.”

The actors will be accompanied by a full orchestra and the main set piece, a giant tree, which Mr Krause helped to make – which was a huge production in itself, the director said excitedly.

He is confident the cast, which has been rehearsing since March, are ready for their big debut.

“This is giving kids the opportunity to perform, to have the chance to do what they love doing in front of people and having an audience to watch them. They want to sing and dance and act and have a great time on stage.”

The Tree of Life will be performed at the Cranbourne Community Theatre during the school holidays.