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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 »

Annie opens this Friday

LEONGATHA Lyric Theatre’s presentation of Annie opens this Friday night, July 6, in Leongatha’s Mesley Hall. The star of the show is of course Annie, played by Grace Farmer and her understudy, Cecily De Gooyer. Both girls are delightful in their performance and are rising talents for Lyric Theatre. Grace Farmer turns 11 on opening […]

July 3rd, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Leongatha’s Lyric presents Annie

IT’S almost time for the spotlight to shine on an ultimate family classic. Leongatha Lyric Theatre’s production of Annie is set to delight audiences from July 6 until July 21. The cast and crew moved into Mesley Hall last week in preparation for the big opening night. The costumes and set – designed once again […]

June 26th, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Music, dance create Annie magic

DANIEL Moldrich and Lisa Pellin have contributed time, blood and maybe even tears to help make Leongatha Lyric Theatre’s production of the hit broadway show Annie a huge success. Daniel lives in Wonthaggi and works as a musical teacher, classroom teacher, accompanist and conductor. He has been inspiring students at Newhaven College and in private […]

June 19th, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

School to bring Aladdin to stage

KORUMBURRA Primary School’s performance of Years 4-6 Disney’s Aladdin JR will be staged at the Korumburra Indoor Recreation Centre on September 13 for a matinee and evening performance. The spectacular 60 minute musical, designed for middle school-aged performers, is based on the 1992 Disney film and the 2014 Broadway adaptation. The Years 4 to 6 […]

June 5th, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Acting up over death

CONVERSATIONS about death and the end of life are not ordinary subject matter for a play but on Wednesday they were part of an enlightening show at the Foster War Memorial Arts Centre. Performed by roving theatre troupe Born In A Taxi, Unspoken – what will become of me? sometimes comically, sometimes sadly, followed the […]

May 29th, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

New look arts centre dazzles

THE $2.2 million refurbishment of the much loved Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre is complete and impressed people who joined an official tour of the new centre on Saturday. Bass Coast Shire Council invited the community to come and have a sneak peak at the centre before it officially opens its doors for Wonthaggi Theatrical […]

May 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,News | Read More »

Tea pots rug up in Fish Creek

THE fourth annual Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival was a huge hit on Saturday with 183 tea cosies on display. The nine day festival theme is TEAnational and the event highlights the many cultures where the making and taking of tea are symbols of hospitality. Around 1000 people from within the shire and beyond attended […]

May 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Community | Read More »

Bass Coast artists star in Iceland

LOCAL artists went global recently, with some of their artworks featured in galleries in Iceland. Intraliminal – a collective of artists in Bass Coast initiated by sibling team Shasta Stevic and Caigan Meade – were invited to hold an exhibition as part of the Skammdegi Festival in Northern Iceland. The exhibition featured work and music […]

May 1st, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

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