Cel­e­brat­ing 60 years singing

Central Otago Mirror - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS - JO MCKEN­ZIE-MCLEAN

High­lights from over 60 years of Alexan­dra Mu­si­cal So­ci­ety shows will be re­vis­ited at this year’s Blos­som Fes­ti­val.

The so­ci­ety is cel­e­brat­ing its 60th ju­bilee with ‘‘Show­time’’, from Septem­ber 23 to Septem­ber 26.

Spokes­woman Ann Jones said they would be per­form­ing shows from over the years in­clud­ing Oliver, An­nie, The Pi­rates of Pen­zance, Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story, and Show­boat.

‘‘We are go­ing to have a nar­ra­tor from time to time fill you in about what is hap­pen­ing next be­cause it is too hard to tie it to­gether.’’

The so­ci­ety was formed be­cause of the Blos­som Fes­ti­val, she said.

‘‘It started off with the show then it even­tu­ated into the mu­si­cal so­ci­ety and they con­tin­ued putting a show on ev­ery year...It is re­ally good we are still go­ing af­ter 60 years and putting on a show at Blos­som Fes­ti­val week­end. I think that is what peo­ple like and ex­pect.’’

The show will be held at the Memo­rial The­atre Hall, on Skird Street. Tick­ets are $40 for an adult, $35 for a se­nior cit­i­zen and child $20.

Mean­while, other Blos­som Fes­ti­val en­ter­tain­ment will in­clude ac­tion from the New Zealand freestyle mo­tocross team, who will kick-off their sea­son on Septem­ber 22 at the Mardi Gras with their first fes­ti­val per­for­mance.

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