5 July, 2024

Local talent on Broadway

A BROADWAY extraordinaire is making an awaited return to the Clink Theatre, hosted by charismatic local star Shaun Cram.

By Isabella Guzman Gonzalez

Shaun Cram, as Fagen in the 2019 production of Oliver at the Clink Theatre, is hosting ‘Cram on Broadway 2024’. Picture: Supplied
Shaun Cram, as Fagen in the 2019 production of Oliver at the Clink Theatre, is hosting ‘Cram on Broadway 2024’. Picture: Supplied

‘Cram it on Broadway 2024’ will dazzle audiences bringing the magic of musicals to life this weekend.

For one weekend only, the audience favourite is making its return to the Port Douglas stage at the Clink Theatre for an unforgettable Broadway revue for a good cause, with all funds raised going to the Jack Heywood Memorial Foundation and the Clink Theatre to support young local artists on Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7.

Cram it on Broadway is not just another run-of-the-mill musical revue, it is a celebration of incredible local talent. 

From seasoned performers to emerging stars, this show offers a platform for local artists to shine, captivating audiences with their remarkable voices, acting prowess, and infectious enthusiasm.

Douglas Theatre Arts Group president Michael Kerr said it  was an opportunity to belt out your favourite musicals while supporting local talent.

“Cram it on Broadway has been running for the last eight years, so it’s a local presentation of Broadway shows hosted by Shaun Cram, and the show itself raises money for the theatre and the Jack Heywood Foundation, which gives grants to local people in the arts,” he said.

“It’s all local with local people putting a show together that keeps getting better and better, with all Broadway songs.

“This year we have songs from Chess the Musical, Showboat, Mean Girls, Oklahoma, Sunset Boulevard, Jekyll and Hyde, Anastasia and many more.”

The show’s host, Shaun Cram, is a beloved figure in the local theatre scene. 

With his magnetic stage presence and deep passion for musical theatre, Mr Cram effortlessly guides the audience through an unforgettable journey.

The repertoire of “Cram it on Broadway” also covers a wide range of beloved musicals, promising something for everyone.

As the lights dim and the first notes fill the air, the magic of musical theatre comes alive on the stage of the Clink Theatre creating an electric atmosphere that sweeps the audience off their feet. 

“Cram it on Broadway is a testament to the power of live performance and the immense talent that exists in our local community,” Mr Kerr said.

“Come and support local talent and help raise funds for the foundation that helps people in the arts,” he said.

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