ABOUT US

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 2008 and has an average attendance of 30 children from the age of 6-16 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.

​Life Members:

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.

 
 

PAST PRODUCTIONS

1962

The Importance of Being Ernest
Keep Calm

1963

They Came to a City
Dear Departed

1964

Mother's Day
Keep Calm
Money Over the Hill

1965

Dear Departed
Five Birds in a Cage
Moon Over the Hill
HMS Pinafore

1966

The Gondoliers

1967

The Mikado

1968

The Pirates of Penzance

1969

White Horse Inn

1970

Lilac Time

1971

The Mikado

1972

The Gondoliers

1974

HMS Pinafore

1975

Die Fliedermaus

1976

The Sorcerer

1977

Le Vie Parisienne

1978

La Perichole

1979

The Student Prince

1980

Brigadoon

1981

Fiddler on the Roof

1982

Trial By Jury

1983

Me and My Girl

1984

Calamity Jane

1985

Salad Days

1986

Best of 21 Years

1987

The Passion of Polly

1988

The Sleeping Princess

1989

The War Years

1990

The Music Man

1991

Oliver

1992

Oklahoma

1993

Hans Christian Andersen

1994

Those Were The Days
White Horse Inn

1995

Guys and Dolls
Australia Remembers

1996

Annie Get Your Gun

1997

The Pyjama Game
Play On

1998

The Sound Of Music
Three One Act Plays

1999

Fiddler On The Roof

2000

Mame

2001

Nunsense

2002

Jack the Ripper

2003

Me and My Girl
Nunsense II
Scrooge The Musical

2004

Anything Goes
Lipstick Dreams

Sweet Charity

2005

Farndale Murder Mystery*
Into the Woods

2006

Meshuggah Nuns

Pack of Lies
Stepping Out the Musical

2007

Dracula The Musical
A Season of One Act Plays
Farndale "A Christmas Carol

2008

Love Begins at 50
Heart of Christmas

2009

Oh, What a Lovely War
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (YPDW)**

2010

The Anniversary
A Christmas Carol in Kapunda

2011

A Season of One Act Plays
Gypsy

2012

Two Weeks with The Queen
The Snow Queen

2013

Harry's Hotter at Twilight & Oz'
Cinderella & Her 7 Ugly Stepsisters

2014

The Story of Kapunda

2015

Jack and the Beanstalk with a Twist

2016

Kapunda's Story
Aladdin & The Genies

2017

The Sleeping Beauties

2018

Let's Remember
Scrooge The Musical

2019

Who Killed Rumpelstiltskin

2020

Robin's Hood

2021

Treasure Island

2022

Janis in Wonderland

 

* Winner of the 2005 Best Comedy Curtain Call Award
** Young People's Drama Workshop