YOU only had to be out, going about your Saturday morning shopping in Wonthaggi last Saturday to catch a preview of the Wonthaggi Theatrical Group’s next production, Little Shop of Horrors.
In an effort to raise awareness about the production and the new venue which it hosting the show, on the State Coal Mine site, the theatre group was up the street strutting its stuff.
And there could be no one better at belting out a great tune in the main street than the woman with the best voice in South Gippsland – Elly Poletti.
Critically acclaimed for her work in WTG’s Cabaret and Leongatha Lyric’s Gypsy, Elly has also performed extensively in Melbourne as a professional jazz singer, and she’s certainly got the chops.
In combination with seasoned WTG performer Will Hanley, with Jake Amy on piano, the trio interacted with passers-by as they provided a selection of tunes and scenes from the show, and also some impromptu promotional material.
It made for an enjoyable surprise for Wonthaggi shoppers and did a good job of promoting the production which opens on Thursday night, next week, September 23 at 8pm at the new Wonthaggi Theatrical Group Playhouse.
The show will be the first in the new performance and rehearsal space, but the venue will be officially opened later this year or early next, depending on the availability of State MPs and shire officials, who were financial contributors to the new facility.
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