Kapunda Musical Society Inc. is a community-based organization that has been entertaining people, both local and visitors, since 1962. In that time it has provided an artistic outlet for thousands of people. The Society is committed to staging high quality productions each year, some are musical productions whilst others are “straight” plays.
The KMS Young Peoples Drama Workshop, based at the Chapel Theatre, commenced in 2009 and has an average attendance of 30 children from the age of 6-15 years. This is a great introduction into theatre and the children are involved in major productions and also performing in their own right at the Chapel and at other venues.
The Chapel Street Theatre was built in 1858 as the Congregational Church in Kapunda and the Musical Society purchased the building and it is now our permanent home.
The members of the Society get the benefit of mixing with others of various age-groups and can participate in acting, singing, dancing. They can also gain experience in publicity, providing front-of-house services, stage management, set design and construction, and making costumes.
Since its inception the Kapunda Musical Society Inc. has produced many plays and musicals during its time. These include well-known productions such as The Importance of Being Earnest, Gilbert and Sullivan Operas, Salad Days, Oklahoma, Oliver, Guys and Dolls, Fiddler on the Roof, Annie Get Your Gun, Mame, Gypsy and pantomimes. (See comprehensive list on Past Productions page).
The KMS also supports other organisations in the local community including our local hospital where part proceeds from the Kapunda Town Carols (produced by the KMS) is donated.
Jennette Mickan, Michelle Schupelius, G. Poysden, Val Tayler, Shirley Cowley, Royce Cowley, Norma Schell, Michael Heuzenroeder, John Rees, Gwenda Rees and the late Eli Rawady, Reg Rawady, Brian Rawady, David Thomas, Roger Hansbury, Rex Draper, Noleen Taylor, Val Weichert, Margaret Arbery and Ruth Julyan.