Let Gannawarra entertain you

By Riverine Herald

THE region’s community theatre season is set to be bigger and better than ever.

Gannawarra Shire Council is pleased to announce it will deliver seven theatre performances in partnership with the community in 2019.

The council has been delivering theatre performances in partnership with the community over the past three years and the 2019 program is the result of community members and council’s arts and culture officer attending ‘Showcase Victoria’ earlier this year.

“Over two days community members were treated to back to back performance previews at ‘Showcase Victoria’ and selected shows that would suit their community,” mayor Learmonth said.

“Community members have selected a variety of performance genres ranging from serious theatre through to comedy and children’s shows.

‘‘Each show is tailored by community organisers to capture the unique spirit of their community.”

Regional Arts Victoria collaborates to deliver these high quality performances to rural communities with the program jointly funded by Gannawarra Shire Council and Creative Victoria. Gannawarra Shire was recognised for this innovative approach in delivering a performing arts program at the Arts Animates National Award for Local Government in June this year.

“It is fabulous to be nationally recognised for our approach to working in partnership with our communities to deliver such enjoyable and unique experiences across our shire,” Cr Learmonth said.

The 2019 performance calendar is scheduled as below:

■A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lake Meran - January 17.

■Splash Test Dummies, Kerang - April 11.

■Swansong, Cohuna - May 25.

■The Sapphires, Quambatook - June 19.

■The Owl’s Apprentice, Leitchville - July 13.

■A Whale’s Tale, Kerang and Cohuna - August 20 and 21.

■Picasso and His Dog, Kerang - October 3.

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