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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 »

Navy band is coming

Standout performers: the Royal Australian Navy Band will be performing in Wonthaggi on Wednesday, July 27.

BASS Coast Health Hospital Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting a performance of the Royal Australian Navy Band at the Wonthaggi Art Centre on Wednesday, July 27, commencing at 1.30pm. The Royal Australian Navy Band is one of Australia’s premier military ensembles. When performing in concert the variety of music covered by the band includes marching […]

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

Flying start for Poppins

Sweet success: leading lady Mary Poppins, played beautifully by Kerryn Lockhart (centre), and the fabulous cast of Leongatha Lyric Theatre's Mary Poppins gave the opening night audience a brilliant show on Friday.

PRACTICALLY Perfect in every way sums up Leongatha Lyric Theatre’s stunning Mary Poppins musical that  opened to a packed house at Leongatha’s Mesley Hall on Friday night.   Highpoints there were many from the amazingly talented cast, beautiful orchestration, delightful costumes, creative sets and lighting all resulting in a highly entertaining and outstanding production.   […]

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

Young actors take spotlight

Rising stars: from left, Shontelle O’Connor, Bella Kent and Willamina Donohue took part in Evita, staged by Wonthaggi Theatrical Group this year. The group is holding a young actors studio.

THE Wonthaggi Theatrical Group is holding its beneficial WTGlee Young Actors Studio soon. School students from years 5 to12 are urged to get involved to learn how to express themselves, be creative and learn useful life skills. The program explores the roles involved in producing live performances to allow the expression of new ideas. This […]

June 28th, 2016 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Opening night in sights

Step in time: Kerryn Lockhart is readying herself to wow audiences as the lead of Mary in Leongatha Lyric Theatre’s Mary Poppins next month.

THE countdown to Lyric Theatre Group’s upcoming musical Mary Poppins is coming to a close. July 1 is the big night for the cast and crew who have worked hard since the start of the year to bring the production together. With costumes arriving last week, the cast will begin dress rehearsals this week, as […]

June 21st, 2016 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Evita stars ignite stage

Stunning cast: leading couple Nina Barry-Macaulay (Evita) and John Black (President Juan Peron) teamed beautifully in Wonthaggi Theatrical Group’s latest musical on Saturday night, backed up by a highly talented cast.

ON This Night of a Thousand Stars, one of the beautiful songs from Wonthaggi’s Evita, aptly described opening night on Saturday when the stars lit up the stage for the premiere. Successfully performed around the world for some 40 years, Evita is a much loved 1970s musical from the extraordinarily talented duo of Andrew Lloyd […]

May 31st, 2016 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Evita takes flight

Opening night: Nina Barry-Macaulay will return to the Wonthaggi Theatrical Group’s stage as Eva Peron this Saturday night. Photo by Foons Photographics

EVITA will take to the stage for its official opening night this Saturday night (May 28). Now is your chance to buy tickets to another amazing Wonthaggi Theatrical Group production, which will run for 12 shows in three weeks. Tracing the life of Eva Peron, Evita takes the audience through Argentina’s rich political history and […]

May 24th, 2016 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Evita to wow

Peron: John Black and Nina Barry Macaulay will bring the roles of Juan and Eva Peron to life in the upcoming Wonthaggi Theatre Group production of Evita. Photo courtesy of Foons Photographics.

MONTHS of dedication and hard work will culminate in the opening of Evita on May 28. Wonthaggi Theatre Group (WTG) promises yet another extraordinary production, discovery the deep and complex life of Eva Peron. Peron will be played by Nina Barry Macaulay, a returned WTG star. Set in Argentina, the story follows Peron’s steps to […]

May 17th, 2016 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Cuppa time at Fish Creek

Official opening: from left, festival committee member Susan Poletti and Lola Gilliam invited the community to the Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival on Saturday.

ONLY in a charming country town like Fish Creek would one find a festival based around craft and a cup of tea. The Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival showcases the town’s rural life and new enterprises, presenting the opportunity to reinvent an iconic symbol of everyday life – the tea cosy. Whenever visitors come to […]

May 17th, 2016 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

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