Performing Arts production set to open

STAWELL - The Stawell Performing Arts Company's production of 'A Grand Night for Singing' will open next Friday at the Stawell Entertainment Centre and with its inclusion of some the best Rodger's and Hammerstein songs around, looks at romance from all aspects.

Directed by Cheryl Stacpool with musical direction by Maree Fraser, this musical review explores the broad spectrum of romantic relationships by way of more than 30 songs.

"We really hope our audiences will enjoy the story which looks at the complexities of love, with all its hope and dreams," Cheryl said.

"The show is tied together with great Rodgers and Hammerstein songs and is very intriguing.

"The way the show has been put together with the songs is quite beautiful."

The small cast features Steve West as Martin, Dianne Stewart (Ja-San Trimble for the final performance) as Lynne, Maree Fraser as Victoria, Tracey Huson as Jason and Sue Horvath as Alyson.

The chorus features Deb Slorach, Nakara Elliott, Pam Piccoli, Naomi Altmann, Carl Foreshaw, James Hartwich and Bill Dempsey.

Just some of the songs that will take you back include - It's A Grand Night for Singing (State Fair), The Surrey with the Fringe on Top (Oklahoma!), We Kiss in a Shadow (The King and I), Hello, young lovers (The king and I), A Wonderful Guy (South Pacific), I Can't Say No (Oklahoma!), Maria (The Sound of Music), Honey Bun (South Pacific), Many A New Day/I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair (Oklahoma! and South Pacific), If I Loved You (Carousel), Shall We Dance? (The King and I), Some Enchanted Evening (South Pacific), Oh What a Beautiful Morning (Oklahoma!), Kansas City (Oklahoma!), A Hundred Million Miracles (Flower Drum song), and A Lovely Night (Cinderella).

'A Grand Night for Singing' will be presented on November 2, 3 and 4 (matinee) and November 16 and 17 (matinee). Tickets are available from Sneak a Peek phone 5352 1233.

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