STAWELL Performing Arts Company wants to entertain the community this weekend.
The Stawell Performing Arts Fest starts on Friday with a Rock the Band evening concert incorporating modern music from 8pm.
Rock the Band features a local band supporting local artists.
The arts company’s Young Ones will perform songs ranging from Disney favourites to music from Jesus Christ Superstar.
The performance includes solo and chorus acts.
The arts company’s director Tracey Erkelens said it was a pleasure to have these growing talents on the stage.
“It was important to choose songs and parts to show off their developing voices as well as being fun to sing and great entertainment for the audience,” she said.
The Young Ones perform at 2pm on Saturday in conjunction with iconic male solo and chorus songs.
Six local men will perform musical theatre favourites.
The men will perform two all-male chorus numbers and perform individually.
A Celebration of Singing is the last event on the program for the weekend.
Polly Christie, an experienced performer and singing leader, will host workshops on Sunday from 2pm to 4pm and a concert of choirs and singing groups from 6pm to 8pm.
The arts company’s Dianne Stewart said Ms Christie was energetic and an engaged singing leader.
“Workshop participants should look forward to a whole lot of vocal fun and learning,” she said.
Ms Stewart encouraged all singers and groups to participate in the event and celebrate singing in Stawell.
“This is an invitation to singers and choirs across the region to get involved,” she said.
Groups across the region have already registered to perform.
“We have St Patrick’s Primary School, Stawell Performing Arts Company’s Come and Sing and Young Ones groups and Ararat’s U3A singing group all attending,” she said.
Ms Stewart said the event was family friendly.
She said people wanting more information, or to purchase tickets, could visit www.trybooking.com/372041