Shepparton Theatre Arts Group extremely pleased with result of this year's production.JOHN LEWIS July 15, 2014 3:04am
Shepparton Theatre Arts Group’s smash-hit production of My Fair Lady was the most successful show staged by the group in 20 years.
Show director and veteran group member Joyce Baker-Dawber said My Fair Lady had placed the group firmly back on Shepparton’s cultural landscape.
‘‘It has been the most successful production we have staged since Les Miserables. It has put us out there again as a group capable of producing large musicals. It was a great choice by the company,’’ Ms Baker-Dawber said.
The show was developed from group member Jan Deane’s initial proposal.
The 60-strong cast and crew, supported by a 15-member orchestra, finished an eight-show season at Mooroopna’s WestSide Performing Arts Centre on Saturday night.
The final four performances were sellouts that received standing ovations, with audiences enthralled by large sets, dazzling costumes and memorable songs such as I Could Have Danced All Night, On The Street Where You Live and Get Me to the Church on Time.
Production manager David Abbey said the show’s $65
He said ticket sales and sponsorship would cover costs. He said the profit was yet to be determined.
Group president Fiona Kennan said any profit would be spent on further development of the group’s new Black Box theatre at its Wheeler St rehearsal rooms, as well as on staging new productions.
‘‘Next year is STAG’s 40th anniversary and we are in the process of planning a varied program of small and large events to celebrate this,’’ Ms Kennan said.
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Campaspe Shire still does not have an alternative to the Moama slipway more than two years after obtaining permits to build a dry dock at the Port of Echuca.
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