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.
Hafizullah Mohaqiq was born in Afghanistan, spent periods living in Pakistan and Iran, before arriving in Shepparton two months ago.
The Mulwala Lions had satisfying and hard fought win, in difficult conditions, against last year’s grand finalists at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The Fairley Leadership Program met in Tatura on Wednesday, exploring ‘Water and our catchment’ at Goulburn Murray Water.
Road authorities have made little progress to fixing Echuca’s most dangerous intersections.
Lockington Vintage Tractor and Stationary Engine Rally is on for the 18th time this weekend and there is something for everyone.
Kyabram and District Sportstar of the Year nominations finalised
Three local clubs get together at Kings Park.
Tributes flow for Finley's inspiring mother, friend and farming advocate Jennifer Hawkins
A visit by Coliban Water to Heathcote last week provided residents with a chance to quiz staff about water and sewer services.
A new book, Men from the River Bends, honours Cobram-Barooga and district soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice after enlisting in World War 1.
Deniliquin bowler Dennis O'Keefe lost 25-19 in his bid for a quarter-final spot in the Victorian Singles Championships this week.
Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
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