Young per­form­ers con­tinue to shine

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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.try­book­

Over-the-counter cash sales are from Stawell Neigh­bour­hood House and tick­ets will also be avail­able at the door.

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