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Lyric Theatre’s romantic comedy opens Friday

Dressing the cast: from left, Vicky Bristow created the costumes for Lyric Theatre’s upcoming production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She is with Titania (Christine Skicko).

LYRIC Theatre’s upcoming production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream boasts a cast of 30, including award winning actors alongside blossoming teenage talents and exuberant younger performers. As in all community theatre, many gifted people have worked behind the scenes creating the set and imaginative costumes, and in this case images for projection, lighting to simulate […]

September 20th, 2016 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Lord Mayor in Shakespearean comedy

In character: from left, rehearsing their parts for Leongatha Lyric Theatre’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream,  were Melita Tough (Hippolyta), Michael Hogan (Lord Mayor/ The Duke) and Leanne Crimp (Egeusse).

LEONGATHA Lyric Theatre’s upcoming production of Shakespeare’s comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be set in the 1970s Australian rural town of Athens, where the locals affectionately refer to their Lord Mayor, Theseus, as “The Duke”. A group of tradesmen decide to present a play as part of the Duke’s wedding festivities. While he is […]

September 13th, 2016 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Teens to star in School Spectacular

Superstar: Wonthaggi Secondary College’s Nick Lawson was selected to be a principal vocalist in the Victorian State School Spectacular on September 10 at Hisense Arena in Melbourne.

TWO South Gippsland students will appear in the Victorian State School Spectacular. Wonthaggi Secondary College’s (WSC) Nick Lawson will take centre stage as a principal vocalist and Louis Wheeler, a Year 12 student at South Gippsland Secondary College, is an audio assistant for the event. Nick joins the list of talented singers who have represented […]

September 6th, 2016 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Iconic show returns

In character: from left, Will Hanley, Kerryn Moren and Samuel Bowden rehearse for Wonthaggi Theatrical Group’s Little Shop of Horrors.

A MAN eating plant, innocent heroine, misguided hero and a trio of wise-cracking, all knowing skid row inhabitants are just the tip of the iceberg in the iconic Little Shop of Horrors. The show will be staged by the Wonthaggi Theatrical Group at its new home at State Coal Mine, in the September school holidays. […]

August 30th, 2016 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

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 »

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