Theatre is his first love and director Denver Anthony Nicholas, 36, can never stay away from it for too long. Having taken a year’s sabbatical, he returned to the stage two weeks ago with Curtain Raiser, . “The production was a mix of live music, singing, four original 10-minute short plays and dance,” begins Nicholas, who has a host of shows planned for the year under his banner, Nicholas Productions, which he started in 2009. First up is a music concert, Mix’d Tape. To be held every Saturday, the team will perform music from the 60s to the 90s, covering artistes such as Cliff Richards, The Doors and others. Sundays will be for swing music, covering artistes such as Dean Martin and Michael Buble. “In August, we will showcase snippets from classic to contemporary Tony Award winning musicals. In October we have a full length play, and in December, a Disney musical and Christmas concert,” says an excited Nicholas, whose first production was Moulin Rouge in 2009.
“Working would not be as much fun if not for the team,” says the director. The team currently consists of music director Shaun Roberts, vocal conductor Maria Roe Vincent, production managers Tarun Joseph D’Souza, Natasha Barwell and Joslin Julius and scriptwriter Subramaniam Venkat-arama. Highlighting the spotlight on the lack of financial support for theatre, they are “working on a film documentary that talks about the issue. More investors should come forward or we will never be a Broadway or West End,” he concludes.