Tuesday April 26th, 2005
booming strains of the 'Annie Get Your Gun' overture hushed the crowd, an
overhead voice welcomed the guests to the inaugural Magnormos Musical Theatre
Trivia Night, and introduced them to their host for the evening - Julia Zemiro...
competition and social interaction ran on high at the inaugural Musical Theatre Trivia Night,
with a veritable 'who's who' of Australian music theatre making up most of
the competitors. The stunning interior of Capers Melbourne was awash with colour, vitality and familiar faces, all battling it out for the mantle of
Melbourne's top music-theatre fan.
teams waged war through six categories: "Introductions", "Sir Andrew",
"Movie Musicals", "Rodgers and H", "Stephen Squared" and
"Song Scramble" with plenty of opportunity for bonus points and
individual prizes throughout, interspersed with performances by Melbourne's
own international diva - Pastel Vespa.
the scores were frighteningly close, the Trump Team for the event was 'Sha-Boom'
winning by a mere half point to second place winner 'The Tall Show Queens',
followed closely by 'A-List'. At first thought disadvantaged with
only 7 members in their crew, Sha-Boom walked away with the major
prize pack including bottles of wine, CD Soundtracks, Souvenir programs, CD
Vouchers, and much more.
the final test of music-theatre mettle, "Knockout - One Fan Standing"
every competitor was offered the chance to stand and play as individuals,
requiring a steady stream of correct 'yes/no' answers to stay within the
competition (or face elimination). As players fell, the anticipation grew,
and the eliminated competitors watched with interest as the numbers of
people standing diminished. In a final brave battle, it was genetics
student Sally Elliot who wrested the individual title of
'Musical-Theatre-Know-It-All' - AND a major prize consisting of Mamma Mia
tickets and a personally signed Stephen Schwartz pack!
to Sha-Boom, Sally, and all the other players who won the many
prizes awarded throughout the night, and thank you to all who came and
supported the event.