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Lennon story takes to stage

A ONE act play festival offers audience members a great variety of relatively short plays in a friendly theatrical competition with awards and cash prizes for the actors. It also provides an opportunity for locals to see new works written and performed by emerging theatre-makers while sampling from a smorgasbord of wonderful theatrical talent. There […]

August 14th, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Dancers dazzle at eisteddfod

LEONGATHA was buzzing for three days when more than 700 dancers converged on the town for the South Gippsland Dance Eisteddfod’s 9th annual event. As the only dance eisteddfod in the South Gippsland and Bass Coast Shires, the South Gippsland Dance Eisteddfod is a mainstay for the competitive dancer’s calendar. South Gippsland Dance Eisteddfod committee […]

August 7th, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Re-badged dance eisteddfod booked out

YOUNG dancers from across Victoria are set to wow audiences at the ninth annual South Gippsland Dance Eisteddfod, formally The Great Southern Star Eisteddfod, this weekend. The eisteddfod will run from Friday, August 3 until Sunday, August 5 at Mesley Hall, Leongatha. This year, there are 701 entries that will showcase creativity, talent and greatness. […]

July 31st, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

High School Musical wows

MARY Mackillop Catholic Regional College students took centre stage last week. High School Musical on Stage is a toe tapping hit, wowing audiences. The well known teen movie was transformed into a stage spectacular, full of life and colour. College principal David Leslie acknowledged the local dance and music schools, and theatre groups, which shared […]

July 24th, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

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 »

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