Mudgee is a town in the central west of NSW, 261kms north-west of Sydney. Mudgee is well known for its fine wine, and the name ‘Mudgee’ is derived from the Wiradjuri term ‘Moothi’ meaning "nest in the hills".
Within this nest in the hills you will find Tyrolin Puxty, the brilliant creator behind Stepping out in Mudgee. Tyrolin has been in the Top 25 of the Australian Independent Music Awards, Top 30 of the Australian Songwriters Association, and was awarded an Australia Day award in 2014 for Music and 2015 for Arts. Tyrolin’s songs are played on high rotation on radio stations across America. Tyrolin also has a passion for writing, and her new book, Broken Dolls is to be released in December 2015, and the sequel Shattered Girls in 2016.
Tyrolin began her dream of coordinating Stepping Out in Mudgee in July 2013. Since this time, over 150 students have participated in 106 routines at Under the Stars, Annie, Mary Poppins, MDSS charity concerts, McDonald's Happy Day, and the annual Stepping Out concerts. In 2015, several Stepping Out students were selected for Brent Street, McDonald College, Sound of Music Sydney auditions and the Australian Institute of Performing Arts.
Stepping Out's concerts promote happiness within, and scientists have found that singing also releases endorphins, relieves anxiety and lowers stress levels. Stepping Out in Mudgee has had two sold out shows and showcased over 70 children and adults. For many of the performers, it was their first time onstage and definitely won't be their last! In fact, the talent displayed at the showcase concert on the weekend could quite well put Mudgee on the map for producing the finest singers and performers. With a dazzling array of 41 routines, Stepping Out in Mudgee isn't a club to be missed if you enjoy singing, acting, dancing and writing. Who would've thought so much talent was hidden in such a small town?
Stepping Out in Mudgee is holding auditions for Willy Wonka and are excited for adults and children alike to come along to join the fun!
Photonation shot both shows during the day and night. We had a remote camera on stage that we dubbed 'StageCam' to capture the action from a different perspective.
We used telephoto lenses to shoot from the side of the stage, and walked from the back of the theatre to the front, capturing different perspectives throughout the day.
We shot over 8000 images over the two shows, and edited, processed and uploaded them in just over 72 hours!