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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 »

Shakespearean story comes to life

Stars: Ben Rielly will play Demetrius and Jessie Burns will play Helena in Wonthaggi Secondary College’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

WONTHAGGI Secondary College is gearing up for its upcoming production A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Following the success of Peter Pan and Cinderella in previous years, A Midsummer Night’s Dream promises to be just as spectacular. Full of enthusiasm, there are 60 performers in the cast and a total of 83 students involved in the production […]

May 10th, 2016 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Evita to tell a nation’s story


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 »

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