Play hon­ours he­roes

Te Awamutu Courier - - News -

As the cen­te­nary cel­e­bra­tions com­mem­o­rat­ing World War I come to an end, one of the most sig­nif­i­cant events will be Armistice Day on No­vem­ber 11.

Af­ter the Armistice was signed, hos­til­i­ties drew to an end and the Great War was even­tu­ally over.

Te Awa­mutu Light Op­er­atic So­ci­ety has put to­gether a mu­si­cal trib­ute to all those who served.

Here’s To Our He­roes writer and di­rec­tor Fiona Miller has in­cluded more than 50 songs from 1914-1918 to evoke the at­mos­phere and emo­tions of the time.

Fiona says a wide range of feel­ings are en­cap­su­lated in the show.

“No apol­ogy is made for what may be a roller­coaster of emo­tion,” she says.

“From the dark hu­mour of the trenches to the joy­ful cel­e­bra­tions when the war was over, there is some­thing for ev­ery­one.”

The cast and band have worked hard to pro­vide a show that en­ter­tains while hon­our­ing the me­mory of our brave he­roes.

“The cast em­bod­ies the fam­ily at­mos­phere of the time as it in­cludes a wide age range, three mar­ried cou­ples and a mother/ daugh­ter duo.

“Tech­ni­cal sup­port is pro­vided by one en­tire fam­ily group.”

With a short sea­son of five per­for­mances, snap up your tick­ets now to avoid dis­ap­point­ment.

Here’s To Our He­roes comes to the Wool­shed Theatre on No­vem­ber 11, 15 and 16 at 7.30pm, No­vem­ber 17 at 2pm and No­vem­ber 18 at 4.30pm.

Tick­ets $20 from www.iticket.co.nz or Te Awa­mutu i-Site.

Lim­ited door sales avail­able. Su­perb All Rounder

Photo / Sup­plied

Ac­tors, from left, Jon Hurst, Levi Hanna, Ry­lan Richard­son and Cyril Mor­ris, on a “sand-bagged trench”.

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