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In 1978, three Beaudesert Shire Council employees discovered a shared love of music and realised the community needed a group where other local music lovers could come together and have a sing-a-long. This mixed choir, known simply as the Beaudesert Singing Group, was made up of twenty ambitious men and women who undertook some experimental choral work with what at the time were modestly termed "pleasing results".


Then in February 1980, rehearsals began for the group’s very first production, the popular Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific. South Pacific played a two night season to packed houses at Beaudesert Civic Centre in August 1980. One week later an AGM was held, office bearers were elected, a constitution adopted and the Beaudesert Amateur Musical Society was chartered.


But by 1990, when BAMS produced its first “non-musical” comedy play Boeing Boeing, it was deemed that a name change to reflect the theatre group’s interest in all aspects of theatre was overdue and during BAMS’ incorporation in 1991, it was decided to drop the extended name Beaudesert Amateur Musical Society and simply be known as BAMS Theatre Inc.


Over the 30 years since the original group formed, BAMS has continually produced quality community theatre, from theatre restaurant style shows, comedy plays, melodramas to variety concerts and of course the large scale Broadway musicals, such as The Sound of Music, Grease and Seussical.

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