Cul­ture blows in

Lux Ra­dio Theatre brings Gone with the Wind to Monto stage

Central and North Burnett Times - - AROUND TOWN -

MONTO has been treated to a touch of cul­ture.

About 30 peo­ple saw Lux Ra­dio Theatre grace the com­mu­nity cen­tre with its stage pro­duc­tion of Gone With TheWind.

The Melbourne-based per­form­ers en­ter­tained Monto as part of a five week tour of Queens­land.

Se­nior cast mem­ber James Wright, a vet­eran of more than 40 years, said the team loved the Monto crowd’s en­thu­si­asm.

“Monto has been fan­tas­tic,” MrWright said.

“It’s been so good to bring this show to the town; the crowd has been won­der­ful and it’s been great see­ing posters pro­mot­ing the show.

“A show like this is some­thing that older peo­ple would re­mem­ber; a time be­fore tele­vi­sion, when you could close your eyes and pic­ture that place.

“The younger ones can get a glimpse of the days be­fore the amaz­ing tech­nol­ogy of to­day.

“It takes a lot of work to con­dense a three hour film to just 90 min­utes and still bring the whole story to the au­di­ence.”

Monto’s Mer­ryn King had noth­ing but praise for the per­for­mance.

“It was fan­tas­tic, my teenage chil­dren loved it,” she said.

“It gave an in­sight to life be­fore more ad­vanced tech­nol­ogy.”

PHOTO: GE­ORGE SMITH

STAND­ING OVA­TION: James Wright, Paul David God­dard, Lucy Grans­bury, Carla Kis­sane and Si­mon Rus­sell, of Lux Ra­dio Theatre, per­form in Monto.

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