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Applause for Young Frankenstein

YOUNG Frankenstein is a boisterous crowd-pleaser, filled with laugh out loud double entendres, slapstick and a stellar cast to deliver it all. With my partner, a non-theatre goer, in tow, I was a little apprehensive to attend opening night of Leongatha Lyric Theatre’s musical last Friday. But instead of expected fidgeting, my partner was gripped […]

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

Young Frankenstein is a family affair

LYRIC Theatre’s production of the hit comedy musical Young Frankenstein has a cast of talented young people. However did you know there are at least nine local families either performing or assisting behind stage? Meet Nick, Kylie, Emily and Brittany Carlson. Nick is a policeman from Phillip Island who is performing on stage with daughter […]

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

Lyric takes show to the streets

THE cast of Leongatha Lyric Theatre’s Young Frankenstein have had a huge couple of weeks. They gave a sneak preview of the show at the Korumburra Southern Lights Festival and last week bumped into Leongatha’s Mesley Hall. With finishing touches being added to the choreography and acting, the cast is pumped to be closer to […]

June 18th, 2019 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Classical concert with heart

ENJOY classical music and help a postie receive a new heart. A classical music concert is being held at Boolarra Memorial Hall on Sunday, June 23 at 1.30pm in aid of Shannon Blines, who has a partner and two young children. The 32 year old postman was born with a defective heart and now is […]

June 12th, 2019 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Lyric’s show will be scarily superb

LEONGATHA Lyric Theatre is counting down the days until the opening of its production of Young Frankenstein.The show will open on Friday, July 5 at 8pm, and promises to be an amazing adaptation of Mel Brooks’ funny film.The production will be directed by Daniel Lawrie, who will also play Dr Victor Von Frankenstein, and will […]

June 4th, 2019 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Revolutionary return for Les Mis

WONTHAGGI’S Les Miserable hit  all the right notes when it returned to the Union Community Arts Centre stage on Saturday for the 50th anniversary celebration opening night. There was a moment of déjà vu heading back to see the show again, first staged by the Wonthaggi Theatrical Group (WTG) back in 2008 and proved a […]

May 28th, 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 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 »

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