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Shakespeare’s rude mechanicals

Tradies on stage: from left, actors playing the Mechanicals in Leongatha Lyric Theatre’s upcoming production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, from left, David Tattersall, Barry Paterson, Jeremy Curtis, Bruce Grainger and Maximilian Sutterluty.

FIVE mechanicals (town’s tradesmen) feature in Leongatha Lyric Theatre’s upcoming production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Although they lack any acting experience, these tradesmen decide to enter a competition to perform a play on the wedding night of the Duke of Athens. Their unskilled performance of the romantic tragedy of Pyramus and Thisby provides […]

August 23rd, 2016 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Anne Frank staged in Wonthaggi

Show time: the cast of Wonthaggi Theatre Groups’ production of The Diary of Anne Frank includes from left, Georgia Kaye-Helmot, Brad Boucher, Jazz Hendry, Simon Furniss, Cluanie Swanwick, Bron Kalos, Jaz Kaye, Adam Turner, Brad Beach and Aidan Clark.

A CAPTIVATION with the story of Anne Frank has led former Leongatha man Josh Gardiner to his directing debut with the Wonthaggi Theatre Group. The Diary of Anne Frank will be performed from August 19 to 27 at the Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre. In German-occupied Amsterdam during World War Two, the Frank family had […]

August 16th, 2016 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Teens make music in Canberra

Military precision: from left, clarinet players Brooke Zuidema of South Gippsland Secondary College, and Kate Hayes and Emily Lawson of Wonthaggi Secondary College join in with the Army Band at Duntroon.

  MUSICAL teenagers from across South Gippsland showcased their talents during a performing tour in the nation’s capital, Canberra, recently. Student musicians, teachers and volunteers from Korumburra, Leongatha, Mirboo North, South Gippsland (Foster) and Wonthaggi secondary colleges left the region in two buses for an epic, week-long music tour. They arrived in the northern Victorian […]

August 9th, 2016 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Arts get new push

Art support shows: South Gippsland Shire Council community strengthening officer Ned Dennis and Michael Lester from South Gippsland Arts Alliance shortly after SGSC adopted the revised arts and culture policy last Wednesday.

A REVISED arts and culture policy was adopted by the South Gippsland Shire Council at last Wednesday’s meeting. Following months of consultation with members of the arts community and the South Gippsland Arts Alliance (SGAA), the revised policy received unanimous support. After attending the council meeting SGAA spokesperson Michael Lester was fulsome in his praise […]

August 2nd, 2016 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Hall full of laughs

Humorous guests: from left, Ciaran Lyons, Lawrence Mooney and Ben Darsow provided the laughs at Meeniyan Stony Creek CFA’s annual comedy night on Friday.

RESIDENTS gathered for a night of fun at Meeniyan Stony Creek CFA’s annual comedy night on Friday. With all funds going to assist the fire fighting unit the town came out in full support to see a big program of comedy. “There were plenty of laughs to be had over two hours packed of comedy […]

July 19th, 2016 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

The Kroks are back

Singing in harmony: a highlight of the 2015 Krokodiloes performance at Newhaven College was the stirring combined Kroks and Newhaven College Boys Vocal Group medley of Waltzing Matilda and I Still Call Australia Home that was rewarded with a standing ovation to close the show. 
The Kroks are returning to Newhaven College on July 16 and 17.

FOLLOWING their sellout 2015 visit, The Harvard Krokodiloes (Kroks) are returning to Newhaven College for two performances as a part of their 2016 world tour. Newhaven College is very proud to be hosting the only two Victorian performances. Harvard University’s oldest a cappella singing group, The Kroks comprise 12 tuxedo-clad Harvard undergraduate men who tour […]

July 12th, 2016 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Navy band is coming

Standout performers: the Royal Australian Navy Band will be performing in Wonthaggi on Wednesday, July 27.

BASS Coast Health Hospital Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting a performance of the Royal Australian Navy Band at the Wonthaggi Art Centre on Wednesday, July 27, commencing at 1.30pm. The Royal Australian Navy Band is one of Australia’s premier military ensembles. When performing in concert the variety of music covered by the band includes marching […]

July 5th, 2016 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Flying start for Poppins

Sweet success: leading lady Mary Poppins, played beautifully by Kerryn Lockhart (centre), and the fabulous cast of Leongatha Lyric Theatre's Mary Poppins gave the opening night audience a brilliant show on Friday.

PRACTICALLY Perfect in every way sums up Leongatha Lyric Theatre’s stunning Mary Poppins musical that  opened to a packed house at Leongatha’s Mesley Hall on Friday night.   Highpoints there were many from the amazingly talented cast, beautiful orchestration, delightful costumes, creative sets and lighting all resulting in a highly entertaining and outstanding production.   […]

July 5th, 2016 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Young actors take spotlight

Rising stars: from left, Shontelle O’Connor, Bella Kent and Willamina Donohue took part in Evita, staged by Wonthaggi Theatrical Group this year. The group is holding a young actors studio.

THE Wonthaggi Theatrical Group is holding its beneficial WTGlee Young Actors Studio soon. School students from years 5 to12 are urged to get involved to learn how to express themselves, be creative and learn useful life skills. The program explores the roles involved in producing live performances to allow the expression of new ideas. This […]

June 28th, 2016 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Opening night in sights

Step in time: Kerryn Lockhart is readying herself to wow audiences as the lead of Mary in Leongatha Lyric Theatre’s Mary Poppins next month.

THE countdown to Lyric Theatre Group’s upcoming musical Mary Poppins is coming to a close. July 1 is the big night for the cast and crew who have worked hard since the start of the year to bring the production together. With costumes arriving last week, the cast will begin dress rehearsals this week, as […]

June 21st, 2016 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

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