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Newhaven showcases Island wonders

Oompa Loompa duo: Ruby Stubbles and Nellie Stewart-Walters enjoyed performing in Newhaven

  ISLAND Dreaming, the latest production staged by Newhaven College Middle School last Wednesday night, took the audience on an exhilarating romp around Phillip Island.   The wonders of Phillip Island and its diverse flora and fauna were revealed by Katie the Koala, expertly played by Charlotte Brewis who led the two visiting Melbourne children […]

August 25th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

FAME aglow on stage

Leading roles: ready for Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College’s production of FAME Jr on Saturday were, back, from left, Jeremy Attwell, Jessica Sara, Morgan Mitchelson, Callum Missen, Shae Kyle and Jaive McKeown; middle, Noah Dummet-Strentz; front, from left, Georgia Riseley, Adam Turner, Janie Gordon, Alliza Miel, Harriet Steenholdt, Chloe Adkins and Jacob Beck.

MARY MacKillop Catholic Regional College’s production of FAME Jr was a resounding success at the weekend. The Leongatha college stage three performances to packed houses at the Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre. Production director Laura Maranty was over the moon with the success of the opening night. “The first night was fantastic with amazing feedback. […]

August 18th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Dance central

Pretty in pink: back from left, Lisa Pellin Dancers Claudia Leys, Chloe Fox, Siobhan Cooper, Emily Bowcher and Maya Williams and front from left, Taya Cameron, Indily Francis and Chloe Giliam were ready to dance at the Great Southern Star Eisteddfod on Saturday.

THE Great Southern Star Eisteddfod was a smashing success last weekend with dancers flocking to Leongatha to take the stage. The sixth annual eisteddfod was held at Mesley Hall from Friday, August 7 to Sunday August 9. After entries filled the program within two weeks of applications, the eisteddfod committee prepared for a massive weekend. […]

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

One Act Play Festival this weekend

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A ONE Act Play Festival is a little like a film festival. It provides the opportunity to see a huge variety of plays in a competition where each play is staged only once. FAMDA is about to stage its fifteenth one act play festival from August 7-9 at the Foster Arts Centre with more than […]

August 4th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Australasian dance domination

Pas de hooray: from left, Morgan Bolam, Jonti Westaway, Morgan Mitchelson and Sioban Cooper all smiles back at Lisa Pellin Dancers studio after their win at the Australian Teachers of Dance Australasian Energertiks Scholarships.

LISA Pellin Dancers conquered centre stage at the Australian Teachers of Dance Australasian Energertiks Scholarships on Friday, July 17. Students from the Leongatha dance school travelled to perform at the prestigious competition held at the Clocktower Centre in Melbourne after having qualified with impeccable scores at the state-level competition. LPD principal, Lisa Pellin says it […]

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

Krokodiloes perform to perfection

Talented local: audience member Jennifer Savage was surprised to be invited on to the stage by Krok Robert Flitsch during their song, Tell Me Your Name.

THE Harvard Krokodiloes performed to a sell-out crowd who willingly braved the ‘arctic blast’ to attend Newhaven College’s inaugural performance on Tuesday, July 14. In the midst of their 18 country world tour, The Kroks delighted an audience of all ages with a polished and professional a cappella performance featuring solo performances that showcased each […]

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

Teens to bring FAME Jr to the stage

Standout show: Mary MacKillop College in Leongatha will present FAME Jr in August.

THE coming month promises to be one of great excitement for Mary MacKillop College, Leongatha. A large group of staff and students put the finishing touches to the school’s upcoming musical production, FAME Jr–the Musical, to be staged at the Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre on Friday and Saturday (matinee and evening show), August 14 […]

July 14th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Gypsy hits a high note

Gypsy cast shone: Leongatha Lyric Theatre’s director Colin Mitchell (Mr Goldstone-seated) and his amazingly talented cast put on a winning show on Friday night

LET me entertain you, one of the hit songs in Leongatha Lyric Theatre’s latest, sensational musical offerings Gypsy did just that and a whole lot more on opening night at Leongatha’s Mesley Hall last Friday. If there’s a great American musical, Gypsy is it and 56 years after it first opened on Broadway Lyric director […]

July 7th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Let us entertain you

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 »

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