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.
The sky is the limit for Wanganui Year 12 VCAL student Leigh Polan, 18, who decided to create two posters examining birdlife around the school.
The under 16 Pigeons kick started the YFNC's finals campaign with a resounding victory over the Paul Spargo led Scots College in the Grand Final of the AWJFL Elwyn Langford Shield at the Albury Sports Ground on Sunday.
Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
An ad for the Healthy Ageing Project will be filmed in Echuca, Rushworth and Rochester today.
More than $15,000 was raised at a family day on Sunday. The event was to raise money for the families of Barry Purtell and Dave Lobb.
Book Week gets colourful turnout.
Deaprtment of Environment and Primary Industries unhappy about Mt Disappointment vandals.
Jerilderie Shire deputy mayor Ruth McRae handed the key over for the new Rural Fire Service station last Friday.
Farmers have a new weapon in the fight against mice.
Cobram kids learn about health with hospital as state-wide obesity campaign is launched.
Murray Irrigation to search for new boss after Anthony Couroupis finishes with the company.
A few anxious customers were outside the closed gates of the failed Bee-Jay Machinery business on Goulburn Valley Hwy in Shepparton on Tuesday morning, wondering what would become of deposits they had paid for tractors and other machinery.
The Benalla Indian Myna Action Group will pay a $1 per bird bounty on live birds delivered to CAL farm. National Party MP Bill Sykes donated $100 to fund the bounty.
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