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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 »

Sorrows bring joy

What a gig: the energy from Joe Camelleri, of The Black Sorrows, was high at The Caledonian Hotel in Wonthaggi on Friday. His sweat drenched leather jacket was evidence this man puts his absolute heart and soul into every performance.

BACK in April this year, word hit the street The Caledonian Hotel in Wonthaggi was bringing Aussie music icon Joe Camelleri and his band The Black Sorrows to town for a concert. Word spread fast and when tickets went on sale, the show sold out within three weeks. Anticipation was high and come last Friday, […]

June 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Gypsy is in good hands

Guiding lights: some of the leaders behind Leongatha Lyric Theatre’s production of Gypsy are, from left, assistant to the director/designer Bernadette Grainger, musical director Carmel Slater and choreographer Bron Kalos.

EXPERIENCED Leongatha Lyric Theatre crew are behind the group’s latest production, Gypsy. Assistant to the director/designer Colin Mitchell is Bernadette Grainger, while musical director is Carmel Slater and choreographer is Bron Kalos. They have all brought their extensive theatrical experiences and expertise to make sure Gypsy the musical will delight all who come to see […]

June 16th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Gypsy takes shape

In limelight: Janie Gordon as Dainty June, a baby version of one of the two daughters that feature in Leongatha Lyric Theatre’s production of Gypsy. She is flanked by Broadway boys Jackson Patterson (left) and Jack Macdonald.

GYPSY is on the right track and so is Lyric Theatre. The production follows the story of an ambitious mother, Rose, keen to have her daughters on the stage. She could be referred to as “the show-biz mother from hell”. Her plans for her daughters are dictatorial and one realises that because Rose never quite […]

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

Pippin packs a punch

Hooray: Cape Paterson’s Will Hanley, was without a doubt the standout as the Leading Player in Wonthaggi Theatrical Group’s latest big musical Pippin that opened in Wonthaggi on Saturday night. He is pictured with front from left Phillip’s Island’s Jazzmine Kaye as grandmother Berthe, Inverloch’s Tim Gesell as King Charles, Kerryn Lockhart, stepmother Fastrada, , Cody Nelson as  Lewis, Pippin’s half brother, and player Wonthaggi’s Anthea Donohue.

PIPPIN burst onto the Wonthaggi stage on Saturday night delighting the opening night audience with a feast of music, dance brilliant costumes, sets and effects in one magical blockbuster package.   Wonthaggi Theatrical Group (WTG) has staged some award winning shows and no doubt about it this is another winner for director Karen Milkins Hendry […]

May 26th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

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