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Emotional scenes in upcoming play

With one room set, a breadth of emotions and a rapid-fire dialogue script Lyric Theatre’s upcoming production of Death and the Maiden is an intimate and challenging piece for its cast of three. Actor Melita Tough, who plays the repressed Paulina said she wanted to play the character as able to have a voice and […]

September 25th, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Aladdin musical weaves its magic

MORE than 800 people packed out the Korumburra Indoor Recreation Centre across two shows to take in Korumburra Primary School’s senior production of Aladdin on Thursday. With students in grades 4 to 6 performing, onlookers were treated to a dazzling display of colour, dance and song as the stage was turned into Arabia. Grade 6 […]

September 18th, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

New experience for Leongatha theatre-goers

LEONGATHA Lyric Theatre’s next production is not only an intense, psychological drama, it is also being acted on a traverse stage. A traverse stage is one where the audience is seated on either side, instead of in front of, a rectangular stage. “I have known about traverse staging for many years and long had a […]

September 11th, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Seussical Jr dazzles crowds

LEONGATHA Primary School’s production of the musical Seussical Jr has been a resounding success, with sell out crowds, lots of smiles and wonderful performances all in abundance. Performing six shows across four days last week, more than 650 students took to the stage at Mesley Hall in Leongatha to act, dance and sing in front […]

August 28th, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Lennon story takes to stage

A ONE act play festival offers audience members a great variety of relatively short plays in a friendly theatrical competition with awards and cash prizes for the actors. It also provides an opportunity for locals to see new works written and performed by emerging theatre-makers while sampling from a smorgasbord of wonderful theatrical talent. There […]

August 14th, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Dancers dazzle at eisteddfod

LEONGATHA was buzzing for three days when more than 700 dancers converged on the town for the South Gippsland Dance Eisteddfod’s 9th annual event. As the only dance eisteddfod in the South Gippsland and Bass Coast Shires, the South Gippsland Dance Eisteddfod is a mainstay for the competitive dancer’s calendar. South Gippsland Dance Eisteddfod committee […]

August 7th, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Re-badged dance eisteddfod booked out

YOUNG dancers from across Victoria are set to wow audiences at the ninth annual South Gippsland Dance Eisteddfod, formally The Great Southern Star Eisteddfod, this weekend. The eisteddfod will run from Friday, August 3 until Sunday, August 5 at Mesley Hall, Leongatha. This year, there are 701 entries that will showcase creativity, talent and greatness. […]

July 31st, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

High School Musical wows

MARY Mackillop Catholic Regional College students took centre stage last week. High School Musical on Stage is a toe tapping hit, wowing audiences. The well known teen movie was transformed into a stage spectacular, full of life and colour. College principal David Leslie acknowledged the local dance and music schools, and theatre groups, which shared […]

July 24th, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Theatrical group to celebrate 50 years

WONTHAGGI Theatrical Group is turning 50 in 2019. To celebrate, the group has a massive calendar of events planned. The milestone year will kick off with a concert and the launch of a history book in February. Local writer Gill Heal has been working on the book for three years, collaborating with many former and […]

July 17th, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Lyric answers Annie’s call

THE much loved, family-friendly musical Annie returned to Leongatha’s Mesley Hall on Friday night and delighted the opening nighters with this bright and joyful revival. First staged by Leongatha Lyric Theatre in 1985, 33 years on director Kerryn Lockhart has given this legendary musical a fresh new look and her talented cast gave the audience […]

July 10th, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

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