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Is it love: Herbie (Brad Beach) is a travelling salesman vying for the long term commitment of partner Rose (Elly Poletti) in Gypsy.

GYPSY is hitting the stage at Leongatha’s Mesley Hall this Friday night (July 3). After months of rehearsing and preparing, the elements will come together to deliver a truly enthralling show to its audience. Directed by the highly regarded Colin Mitchell and starring the incredibly talented Elly Poletti, Gypsy promises to be a spectacular show […]

June 30th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Lions dance with elegance

All together: having a fun time at the Stony Creek Football Netball Club Mid-Year Ball on Saturday were, back, from left, Kaila Hutchison, Jenna Browne, Brett McKnight, Scott Browne and Caitlin Burge. Front, Ashleigh Browne and Ryan McKnight.

GLAMOUR and glitz filled Leongatha Memorial Hall on Saturday night, when 150 people had a memorable time at the Stony Creek Football Netball Club Mid-Year Ball. The event was held under lights designed by Events by Kate, and kicked off with an amazing happy hour and finished with great music by Luke Matthew’s band The […]

June 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Community,Featured | Read More »

Sorrows bring joy

What a gig: the energy from Joe Camelleri, of The Black Sorrows, was high at The Caledonian Hotel in Wonthaggi on Friday. His sweat drenched leather jacket was evidence this man puts his absolute heart and soul into every performance.

BACK in April this year, word hit the street The Caledonian Hotel in Wonthaggi was bringing Aussie music icon Joe Camelleri and his band The Black Sorrows to town for a concert. Word spread fast and when tickets went on sale, the show sold out within three weeks. Anticipation was high and come last Friday, […]

June 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Gypsy is in good hands

Guiding lights: some of the leaders behind Leongatha Lyric Theatre’s production of Gypsy are, from left, assistant to the director/designer Bernadette Grainger, musical director Carmel Slater and choreographer Bron Kalos.

EXPERIENCED Leongatha Lyric Theatre crew are behind the group’s latest production, Gypsy. Assistant to the director/designer Colin Mitchell is Bernadette Grainger, while musical director is Carmel Slater and choreographer is Bron Kalos. They have all brought their extensive theatrical experiences and expertise to make sure Gypsy the musical will delight all who come to see […]

June 16th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Gypsy takes shape

In limelight: Janie Gordon as Dainty June, a baby version of one of the two daughters that feature in Leongatha Lyric Theatre’s production of Gypsy. She is flanked by Broadway boys Jackson Patterson (left) and Jack Macdonald.

GYPSY is on the right track and so is Lyric Theatre. The production follows the story of an ambitious mother, Rose, keen to have her daughters on the stage. She could be referred to as “the show-biz mother from hell”. Her plans for her daughters are dictatorial and one realises that because Rose never quite […]

June 10th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Pippin packs a punch

Hooray: Cape Paterson’s Will Hanley, was without a doubt the standout as the Leading Player in Wonthaggi Theatrical Group’s latest big musical Pippin that opened in Wonthaggi on Saturday night. He is pictured with front from left Phillip’s Island’s Jazzmine Kaye as grandmother Berthe, Inverloch’s Tim Gesell as King Charles, Kerryn Lockhart, stepmother Fastrada, , Cody Nelson as  Lewis, Pippin’s half brother, and player Wonthaggi’s Anthea Donohue.

PIPPIN burst onto the Wonthaggi stage on Saturday night delighting the opening night audience with a feast of music, dance brilliant costumes, sets and effects in one magical blockbuster package.   Wonthaggi Theatrical Group (WTG) has staged some award winning shows and no doubt about it this is another winner for director Karen Milkins Hendry […]

May 26th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Show like no other

Up close: a provocative scene from Wonthaggi Theatrical Group’s production of Pippin. From left, ensemble member Stephen Loftus, Jazzmine Kaye as Berthe, ensemble member Jarrod Donohue and Corey Green as Pippin. Photo: Trevor Foon.

PEOPLE who see Wonthaggi Theatrical Group’s (WTG) production of Pippin will come away with a show to remember. That is the word of the people behind the musical that will open this Saturday, May 23. The production is based around the character of Pippin, a young a man seeking meaning in his life, despite the luxuries of being a prince […]

May 19th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Portraits stand out

Overall winner: Great Southern Portrait Prize open winner Kim McDonald (centre) with the Honourable Barry Jones (left) and judge Shane Jones. Photo: Yianni Banikos.

ARt lovers turned out for the announcement of the winners of the Great Southern Portrait Prize at Stockyard Gallery on April 26. Kerry Spokes, vice president of Prom Coast Arts Council (PCA) was the MC. In speaking of the judges, Kerry made note PCA always seeks three professional artists or arts related professionals from outside […]

May 5th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Vote for Jackie

Singing with passion: Kardella South performer Jackie Van Velzen is taking part in an international busking competition.

SINGER Jackie Van Velzen is seeking South Gippsland’s support to succeed in a worldwide music competition. The Kardella South performer regularly plays at McCartins Hotel in Leongatha and the Austral Hotel in Korumburra. She has performed at the famed Espy Hotel in St Kilda and this year made Triple J’s Unearthed songlist. Now she is taking […]

April 28th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Music tribute to soldiers

Anzac songs: from left, pianist Carmel Slater of Leongatha, composer and conductor Larry Hills of Wonthaggi, cornet player Mitchell Brusamarello of Korrine and violinist Sarah Basile of Korumburra rehearsing at Wonthaggi Citizens’ Band’s rooms for "They Went with Songs".

THE world premiere of new music exploring World War One will be staged in South Gippsland on the Anzac Day weekend. The musical work They Went with Songs is composed by Larry Hills of Wonthaggi, and tells the story of a soldier being recruited and going overseas to fight. Mr Hills, whose 2010 composition, A […]

April 21st, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

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