Young performers continue to shine
Members of Stawell Performing Arts Company’s Young Ones group are back rehearsing, this time for a one-off show as part of an approaching Stawell Performing Arts Fest.
Eight members of Young Ones involved in a Rock Around the ’50s production will be on stage at Stawell Entertainment Centre on September 8 to perform Musical Theatre Favourites.
The group will perform songs ranging from Disney favourites to Jesus Christ Superstar.
Amanda Burtram-mannon, Bella Morris and Alanis Williams have solos in the concert.
Alanis is preparing the iconic hit from Hairspray, Good Morning Baltimore, along with a duet from Calamity Jane performed with her brother Connor.
All three girls have parts in the exiting prologue from Into the Woods. Bella sings the part of Jack from Jack in the Beanstalk, Alanis is Little Red Riding Hood and Amanda is Florinda, one of Cinderella’s stepsisters.
Other young performers with solos are Saige Omernik and Sarah Little, with Hayley Little, Isobel Erkelens and Ella Wilson joining in small ensemble and chorus.
All eight are a part of the chorus throughout the concert but also have two songs they sing together as a group – Stepsisters Lament from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella and So Long Farewell from The Sound of Music.
Director Tracey Erkelens said it was a pleasure to have such growing talent on the stage.
“It was important to choose songs and parts to show off their developing voices as well as being fun to sing and great entertainment for the audience,” she said.
The Saturday performance is at 2pm. Other activities include Rock the Band, a concert of modern music on Friday September 7, and a singing workshop and choirs concert on the Sunday.
Tickets for the concerts are between $3 and $7 and on sale online at trybooking https:// www.trybooking.com/372041.
Over-the-counter cash sales are from Stawell Neighbourhood House and tickets will also be available at the door.