Good people doing good things in the community, it’s music to our ears at Henzells Agency.
Meet the Merryatrics, a group of show-stopping local seniors united by their love of theatre, who often pop into MINT Espresso Bar after Tuesday morning rehearsals.
Merryatrics member Ian Rix said the group provided a welcoming environment for people to express themselves through musical theatre, no matter their age.
“We convened at the end of 2013, with the idea being to give seniors the opportunity to tread the boards again, and also for people who have never performed before to have a go. We have a mixture of both,’’ Ian said.
“We have had an influx in the last few months and have grown to 40 members. People who have been in the group for a while talk to their friends about how much fun it is. The first comment you usually hear is ‘everyone makes me feel so welcome’ which is what we love about it,’’ he said.
The Merryatrics rehearse each week at the Event Centre Caloundra where they put on regular shows as well as taking their popular plays and concerts ‘on the road’ to local retirement homes and church halls.
The group is busily working on a new production written by Ian – A Wizard of Oz inspired adventure tale with a twist – plus a new Christmas program coming up in December, so prepare to be entertained!