Gunnedah Conservatorium will host a screening of The Greatest Showman on Thursday, January 18.
The screening at The Civic Theatre will raise funds for the conservatorium, with movie-goers to arrive at 6pm for a 7pm screening.
The Greatest Showman tells the story of PT Barnum (played by Hugh Jackman) and the birth of show business, and features a former Quirindi man early on.
Jamie Jackson appears as Jackman’s boss in the film. Mr Jackson, who shot the film about a year ago, described it as having been “a thrill” and “a great experience”.
“Overall, while the story is fairly simple and doesn’t dig deeply into the painful and complicated history of circus ‘freaks’, I think it’s an enjoyable, modern movie musical,” he said.
“The bald guy who plays Hugh Jackman’s boss is a real standout.”
Mr Jackson said his scene was shot in an unused Brooklyn factory on a very cold winter’s day, after pre-shoot days for costume fittings.
He said one of the highlights of shooting was working with Jackman, whom he said was “unusually down-to-earth and yet the consummate professional”.
“Once he realised I was a fellow Aussie, we shared a lot of laughs at our American cast members’ expense – there really is nothing like the Aussie sense of humour,” Mr Jackson said.
“It’s also a thrill doing a period piece like this.”
Tickets for The Greatest Showman are $25 each, with pre-show canapes provided.
To book tickets for The Civic Theatre screening, visit www.trybooking.com/341078
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