Elections not far
It is plain that South Waikato District Council is in the postplans euphoria and while they mesh in to nationwide local body loans authority (who is to restructure debt) recall our money, $24 million or so?
We realise when the increased rates start start to bite us that it’s only the council and Waikato Regional Council’s long term plan kicking in. Remember local body elections are just over a year away.
L Craig Tokoroa ages ranging from 20 to 75, male and female, the oldest being a director of local shows and we all had differing anticipations.
The curtains open and it doesn’t take long for all of us to become totally absorbed by the spectacle and further into that engrossment, with all the fun incurred along the way.
Not only are these gals, er guys, absolutely fantastic and skilful, they are just so funny taking the ’’mickey’’ out of everyone on stage.
The show just keeps going and at no stage does it let up.
Gee, it’s interval already and time to get refreshments and stretch your legs.
One more thing about the break is the selection of goodies and at unbelievably meagre prices, unlike other theatres. Good on you Plaza Theatre.
The second half goes far too quickly and i am astounded that it is . . . ’’finishing’’? no, this can’t be the end already? Yes, it is. But, like Oliver, I want some more. Maybe another time.
The foot positions, the foot movements (one is where they put them and the other, what they did with them), the hand swings and the facials were just unbelievable.
We talked about it later and decided, perhaps it was long enough and that we appreciated it so much, some felt they might go to see it again at Hamilton. I personally could have watched another 20 or 30 minutes most comfortably.
To Nicola and staff, first of all you brought the show to Putaruru, good on you. Your management of the evening was top-of-the range and the heating was welcomed on a frosty night. Secondly, you sustained that enthusiasm right through the whole evening. Well done everyone.
It was great to see a good house although it should have been completely full. The audience was a real mixed bunch, all behaved extremely well and all loving the programme and appreciating the art of entertaining.
We asked Nicola afterwards about the cast and she said they were lovely people, laid back, easy going and good to get on with. That summed up a perfect evening’s outing.
And when we went home, it was time to read the programme or go to the ‘net to learn more about these people.
That in itself was worthwhile and illuminating, putting things in perspective. These are very talented men who dress as women not only to give us a laugh, but do it to display what it takes to perform ballet.
To Nicola and the members of the South Waikato Arts Trust, congratulations for bringing a world-wide attraction to the country and doing it so well.
A Webb Te Awamutu