Good crowds for WYT
The first of this year’s productions by the Warragul Youth Theatre, “Puss n Boots”, drew good crowds to its six performances last week.
The cast of 15, chosen after auditions, was smaller than most productions of the group.
But the young performers received enthusiastic receptions from the audiences at the twice daily performances last Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
The group’s secretary Trudy Tambassis said the Warragul Exhibition Hall had been an adequate temporary venue while the West Gippsland Arts Centre was undergoing major redevelopment and expansion.
However, she said it was hoped the Warragul Youth Theatre’s third and final presentation for the year, “Goldilocks”, would be at the new arts centre.
As the scenery and props were being put away after the final session of “Puss n Boots” last week, the group’s attention quickly turned to the next production.
An information session for prospective cast of “Sleeping Beauty” will be held at the VRI Hall in Warragul at 7pm tomorrow (Wednesday).
Attendance at the session is essential to book for auditions. “Sleeping Beauty” will be performed from July 9 to 13.
Ms Tambassis said casts comprised primary and secondary students aged eight and above.
“Puss n Boots” was directed by Ms Tambassis, Joe Hill and Abbey Person with another 10 volunteers involved in the many essential behind the scenes duties.
The cast in last week’s show was Dayna Tampaline as Puss, Flynn Lockett, Eilidh Purton, Lochlan Costello, Pandora Frake, Jessica Komsky, Madeline Ronalds, Tori Madden, Hannah Wertiechowski, Sian Nauta, Vanessa Hornby, Tara Matthews, Bianca Wilson, Lucy McKenzie and Lily Tambassis.