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Evita to tell a nation’s story

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WONTHAGGI Theatrical Group’s 2016 production, Evita, opens on May 28. The theatrical group’s cast, construction team and backstage crew have been working tirelessly to bring into being a series of performances that are certain to entertain. The Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical, best known for its standard Don’t Cry for Me Argentina, is […]

April 27th, 2016 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Shook up a success

Finale: from left, Bree McRae (Sandra) with Jacob Beckwith (Dennis) and dancers Morgan Bolam and Morgan Mitchelson perform one of the hit songs from the show.

MARY MacKillop Catholic Regional College students took to the stage at Wonthaggi Community Arts Centre to put on their much anticipated production of All Shook Up last week. Despite only having had a term to prepare for the performances, students wowed audiences with three sold out shows. Producer Sam Wright said the entire production team […]

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

Students to stage Elvis tribute

Stars: from left, Isaac Muldoon will play the role of Jim in Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College’s production of All Shook Up this weekend alongside Aidan Clark, who has the leading role of Chad.

A CELEBRATION of the music of Elvis Presley will hit the stage this weekend. Leongatha’s Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College will present the student production All Shook Up at the Wonthaggi Arts Centre. Young performers are beaming with excitement during their final week of the rehearsals, last week. Deputy principal and musical producer Sam Wright […]

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

Fairytale cast announced

Magical production: from left, Sarah Burns, Jessica Wayne, Luke Ward, Aisha Hermanto, Jade Dalton, Connor Epifano, Emma Ward, Jack McDonald, Saxon Taylor Le-Page, Cluanie Swanwick, Tom Barker, Jaz Hendry and Emma Volard in the midst of an intense rehearsal schedule in preparation for the April 29 opening night of Into the Woods.

NEWHAVEN College is proud to announce the performers for the 2016 major production Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim. The cast of 40 talented students from Years 7 to 12 are already on the journey as they inhabit the world of many well known fairytale characters. In Sondheim’s magical musical, however, predictable stories take a […]

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

Adrian returns to Lyric for Mary Poppins

Chim, chimney: Adrian Darakai (right) with co-star Kerryn Lockhart at rehearsals for Lyric Theatre Company’s Mary Poppins.

  LYRIC Theatre’s upcoming production of Mary Poppins will see veteran Lyric performer Adrian Darakai return to the stage in the principle role of Bert. The ex-Poowong resident last played Colin in Lyric’s Two Weeks with the Queen 12 years ago and while Adrian has not graced the Mesley stage since, he has achieved success […]

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

Fun fair not to be missed

Exciting time: Inverloch Primary School students Harper (left) and Logan with raffle prizes ahead of the school’s Easter Fair this Saturday, March 26.

FAMILIES are guaranteed to have a ball at Inverloch Primary School’s Easter Fair this Saturday, March 26. Rides, food and activities will take over the school grounds as thousands of people arrive for a fun day out. This year’s fair is extra special. It’s the 40th fair and also a celebration of the 130th year […]

March 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Rally offers window into the past

Working hard: Wonthaggi’s Jeremiah Evans watched on as his siblings Max and Brooke groomed horse Bonnie at the Korumburra Working Horse and Tractor Rally in 2015.

  THE magic of the past will come to life at the Korumburra Working Horse and Tractor Rally at Nyora this weekend, March 19 and 20. Visitors will see a large display of vintage and veteran tractors, with some working implements, and there will be the popular vintage tractor pull. The earth moving machinery display […]

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

Family creates art together

All relative: Robert and Jen Manhal and their daughter Genevieve (centre) are now exhibiting their show Water and Earth at Meeniyan Art Gallery.

AN INVERLOCH family of artists is now exhibiting works showcasing environmental and humanist concepts of lost and found worlds at Meeniyan Art Gallery. Robert and Jen Manhal and their daughter Genevieve opened Water and Earth on Sunday, February 28. Jen and Genevieve created work in textiles, printmaking and sculpture. “Our work is very colourful and […]

March 8th, 2016 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Tap dancer cast in musical

Junior star: Korumburra’s Coby Fowles was selected to play Michael in Lyric Theatre Group’s 2016 major musical Mary Poppins.

WITH tap dancing, singing and acting in his repertoire, Korumburra’s triple threat Coby Fowles was an outstanding choice to play Michael in Lyric Theatre’s 2016 major musical Mary Poppins. Casting was announced at the end of November but Coby’s parents were notified about the casting choice two weeks before the list was officially released. “We […]

March 1st, 2016 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Theatre opens Olivia’s eyes

Lots of laughs: from left, Olivia Winchcombe and Tenee Schneider greatly enjoyed their time at the Victorian Drama League Summer Performance Project.

OLIVIA Winchcombe’s love of theatre has flourished since participating in the Victorian Drama League Summer Performance Project. The camp was held at Allambee in January, and provided Olivia a wonderful insight into the world of dramatic arts. “It was amazing. It strengthened my acting ability and taught me a lot about the theatre community. I […]

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

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