Locals in for spooky treat with virtual Halloween event

Special effects make-up artist Morgan Birtles will show off her craft by creating a spooky look throughout the event. Pictures: supplied

Special effects make-up artist Morgan Birtles will show off her craft by creating a spooky look throughout the event. Pictures: supplied

Creepy costumes, devilish dance and terrifying trivia are all on the agenda for Camden Musical Society's upcoming Halloween event.

The organisation wanted to provide parents with an alternative to hitting the streets for to trick-or-treat this year, and created their Halloween family Zoom party.

Camden Musical Society secretary Melissa Musgraves said there would be plenty for the whole family to enjoy.

"We'll have costumes for judging and prizes for the best-dressed people, we'll run a dance session with some spooky music and movement that's all Halloween-based, and the main section is the trivia portion of the even," she said.

"The costumes and dance will definitely appeal more to the younger kids, but the adults and parents will be needed for the trivia side of it.

"There will be great spooky characters between sessions, and we'll be checking in with our special effects make-up artist who is going to be creating a Halloween look for us over the course of the event."

Ms Musgraves said it was important to provide a fun, family-friendly Halloween alternative for parents who were nervous about letting their kids go trick-or-treating so soon after lockdown.

The event is $25 per family, which is the membership fee for the Camden Musical Society.

Existing members can enjoy the Zoom party for free.

"This is all about encouraging people to get involved in the musical theatre space," Ms Musgraves said.

To attend, you must purchase your tickets through this link and you will be provided with the Zoom event details, closed Facebook group, trivia app details and further instructions for preparation.

The event runs 4pm-6pm on Halloween, Sunday, October 31.

Camden Musical Society can next be seen in their upcoming production Villains and Vixens, which will be held in April at the Camden Civic Centre.