Show brings out the best
Experience a smorgasbord of singing and dancing, embellished with colourful costumes and interesting technology when Let’s Shine Together shows this month.
The Albany Light Opera and Theatre Company present their fourth rendition of the Let’s Shine series, starring the hidden talents of people living with a disability.
Director Janet McArtney said a number of company members had family and friends living with a disability be it physical, intellectual or mental.
“Some disabilities are noticeable others are not,” she said.
“Our cast members with a disability are called ‘guests stars’, have talents that they would not normally be able to show to others unless in a comfortable environment such that we provide at our rehearsals,
“They gain new friendships and a confidence.”
The production will feature hits from ABBA, Elvis, Shrek, High School Musical and Mary Poppins, and dance will include ballet, Zumba and belly dancing.
The third instalment of the series won the City of Albany Australia Day Event of the Year for the 2014 performance.
McArtney said this performance promised an even more entertaining show than the previous award-winning performance.
“This production has many more modern acts than previous productions.
“It incorporates some new technology with mirror balls video, UV light and a fire light.”
The show celebrates Disability Awareness Week which takes place from December 3 to 9.
Let’s Shine Together shows at the Port Theatre on two weekends — Saturday, November 18 and 25 at 7:30pm, and on Sunday, November 19 and 26 at 2pm.
Tickets are available at Paperbark Merchants, or online at paperbarks.com.au for $20 adult and $15 student and concession.
Evan Ayres will be singing Elvis songs.
MC Connor Menezies is also the opening “Yes We Can” singer.