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Musical breakthrough

TRACKING down Leongatha’s own Josh Gardiner for an interview wasn’t easy now that his career in theatre had taken him across the globe, but eventually The Star found him in China, working on School of Rock the Musical.As if this isn’t momentous enough, Mr Gardiner, who grew up in Leongatha, has just been cast in […]

May 21st, 2019 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Musical breakthrough  

TRACKING down Leongatha’s own Josh Gardiner for an interview wasn’t easy now that his career in theatre had taken him across the globe, but eventually we found him in China, working on School of Rock the Musical. As if this isn’t momentous enough, Mr Gardiner, who grew up in Leongatha, has just been cast in […]

May 21st, 2019 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Iconic show coming to Wonthaggi

WONTHAGGI Theatrical Group welcomes new and returning cast members to the stage in its 50th anniversary year production of Les Misérables. Amongst those new faces are Sage Pahos, playing Fantine, in her first role with the group. Returning performers are Tom Green as Jean Valjean, in his second major role in a WTG production. He played Jesus […]

May 14th, 2019 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Barnum brims with magic

OPENING night of one of Newhaven College’s best ever shows Barnum – The Circus Musical drew a standing ovation from the packed house at the Wonthaggi arts centre on Friday. The audience erupted in to cheers, whistles and loud shouts of appreciation for the whole cast and crew that delivered a brilliant show that would […]

May 7th, 2019 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Television classic now a stage play

AFTER the explosive success of High School Musical in 2018 and Blood Brothers the year before, Mary MacKillop College’s production of The Addams Family opens this week. The show promises to be bigger than anything the college has ever created. The multi-layered full scale musical has been nine months in the making and showcases the […]

May 7th, 2019 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Music honours soldiers

EVERYONE has their own special way of paying tribute to the nation’s brave soldiers. Inverloch artists Kate Appleyard and Ben Mawdsley have shown their gratitude through music, with their latest single My Soldier set to be released at midnight on Anzac Day (April 25). The duo forms the band Souly Us, known for its unique, […]

April 24th, 2019 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Easter parade – artists’ showcase

EASTER is almost here and leaves are turning russet tones of gold and red, and every shade in between. The fresh, new grass is springing up everywhere, and long autumn shadows play across our beautiful South Gippsland hills. To celebrate this lovely time of year, Di and John Koenders will be holding an exhibition of […]

April 16th, 2019 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Barnum-a juggling act for young Jonah

BALANCING his lead role in Newhaven College’s Barnum – The Circus Musical and Year 12 studies Jonah van Stekelenburg, 17 of Loch is taking it all in his stride. The lure of the circus and his passion for the stage have combined perfectly for Jonah who seemed destined for the role of Barnum , the […]

April 9th, 2019 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Dreams come to life on stage

LOCAL theatre group It’s No Drama was proud to present its production of Real, Not Real at Leongatha’s Mesley Hall on Friday afternoon. It’s No Drama is an inclusive drama ensemble, founded by local artist Emily Ardley. It’s No Drama worked in partnership with South Gippsland Shire Council to bring the production to fruition. The […]

April 2nd, 2019 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Celtic band to launch album

FOLLOWING a hugely successful concert here in 2018, the Celtic band John John Festival returns to launch its 2019 tour and brand new album in Wonthaggi this Saturday, March 30. Arguably Japan’s most popular Celtic band, John John Festival has continued to delight and thrill audiences around the globe with its exuberant and joyful Celtic […]

March 26th, 2019 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

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