Campers happy re­vis­it­ing 60s

Kapi-Mana News - - ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -

Like a phoenix ris­ing from the ashes, Tawa Com­mu­nity Theatre is putting aside the gloom of 2011 to per­form with more joy and en­ergy than ever be­fore.

A fire at the troupe’s drama hut last year re­duced much of their props to ashes but it hasn’t brought them down. And their lat­est cabaret show, Twist and Shout, will at­test to that when it opens at Lin­den So­cial Cen­tre on May 17.

Set at old-fash­ioned hol­i­day camp, Fun­frall, at Rockingham by the Sea, the Yel­low Coats will rock their way through hits from the 60s such as Shout, Do You Love Me?, The Game of Love and I Only Wanna Be With You. The Yel­low Coats await the ar­rival of their new camp di­rec­tor, Rob­bie Hood, and a group of new campers.

Mean­while, the das­tardly mayor is try­ing to ex­tract a hol­i­day tax from campers. But re­bel­lion and ro­mance are in the air.

The troupe’s first pro­duc­tion since the fire is writ­ten by Val Bolter, Martin Carr and Kevin Monk, and di­rected by Theresa Savory. Sara Scott is chore­og­ra­pher and Andy Brown mu­si­cal di­rec­tor.

Twist and Shout, a BYO cabaret show, runs un­til May 26. Tick­ets $20/$18. For book­ings call 232 3711. Lin­den So­cial Cen­tre is on Lin­den Ave.

Sunny side: The Yel­low Coats are here to brighten your day, from left, Tina Reeve, Ralph Lam­bert, Al­lie Hale-brown, Dave Humphreys, Shel­ley Cas­tle, Lester Oakes and Jeremy Cater.

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