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Chicago set to dazzle

WONTHAGGI Theatrical Group is gearing up for its second major production for 2017. With style, humour and a touch of ‘razzle dazzle’, the theatrical group presents the universally loved and timeless musical Chicago by Kander and Ebb. As a well known and iconic musical, Chicago has a recognisable sense of style. Mentioning the musical or […]

July 18th, 2017 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Plenty of bounce in Hairspray

HIGHLIGHTS were plentiful at Hairspray’s opening night last Friday with the brilliant cast giving it their all and lighting up the Mesley Hall stage and delighting the audience with a thoroughly cheerful and energetic musical. Young local talent was a highlight of this uplifting production that opened with a bang with the whole cast on stage to […]

July 11th, 2017 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Stellar lineup for Sounds of Summer

AUSTRALIAN music icons will perform at the second Sounds of Summer music festival at Inverloch this December. The lineup confirmed so far includes Ross Wilson of Daddy Cool fame, Glenn Sharrock of Little River Band and the multi-talented Wendy Matthews. They will play alongside talented locals Bed of Embers and Mat Morgan, who will open the festival […]

July 4th, 2017 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Get ready to dance and sing

  THE Lyric Theatre will present the all signing, all dancing Hairspray to audiences from Friday, July 7 at Leongatha’s Mesley Hall. Set in 1962, in the American city of Baltimore, the story follows plump teenager Tracy Turnblad (Yasmine Watsford) and her dream to dance on The Corny Collins Show. Yasmine captures the vivaciousness and […]

June 27th, 2017 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Lead role a dream fulfilled

  THE Watsford name is synonymous with Leongatha Lyric Theatre and the next generation is continuing to make an impression. Yasmine Watsford will play the lead role of Tracy Turnblad in Lyric’s production of Hairspray next month. This will be Watsford’s first lead part with Lyric, after attending Lyric rehearsals and shows since she was […]

June 20th, 2017 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Relax with music at Mardan South

SUPERB music performed in a beautiful setting will make for a memorable afternoon at Mardan South this Saturday, June 17. South Gippsland musicians Christine Ross, Karen Baker and Cheryl Connor will present a memorable concert at 2pm at Scots Pioneer Church. The concert will feature the music of Handel, Mozart, Bozza, Massenet, Harrison, Gordon Lewin […]

June 14th, 2017 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Chairo flys into Peter Pan show

CHAIRO Christian School’s Leongatha campus is in the midst of preparing for an adventurous whole school production in September. Students will be performing Disney’s Peter Pan Junior, the musical. Auditions have been ticked off and rehearsals are now taking place three times a week. After school rehearsals will begin in term three. The cast is […]

June 6th, 2017 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Miss Saigon takes flight in Wonthaggi

    CHOPPER blades whirred as the brilliant cast lit up the Wonthaggi stage for the Miss Saigon musical that dazzled the sold out opening night audience last Saturday night, May 27. As the hot-blooded opening number “The Heat Is On” would have it, this is one musical that sets the stage on fire with […]

May 30th, 2017 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Talented community creates theatre magic

  THE exoticness of Vietnam and the emotions of love will be brought to the stage during Wonthaggi Theatrical Group’s production of Miss Saigon from May 27. Audiences can expect engaging music, stunning sets and impressive performances by seasoned and new performers. Among them will be Lionel Wood of Wonthaggi North, who at 77 is […]

May 16th, 2017 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Guys and Dolls opens Friday

  WITH the expectation of sell-out shows, students and staff involved in Newhaven College’s production Guys and Dolls have only a few more sleeps until opening night, this Friday, May 5. They are planning to knock your socks off with an energetic, funny, warm, sparkling performance. Originating from a series of short stories by Damon […]

May 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

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