The North West Theatre Company has begun its plans for the 2011 season. After a quiet year due in part to the unavailability of the Roxy Theatre for much of 2010, the company plans to hit the boards running in 2011.
“2010 saw our company give its main emphasis on the co-production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” with Bingara Central School. This truly was an amazing production and it is sure to have kindled enthusiasm for 2011 amongst the students, staff and parents at Bingara Central” said NWTC President, John Wearne.
First up the NWTC will be hosting the “SHINE!” Australia Day preview concert at the Roxy on January 25. The Special Olympics performers from Sydney accompanied by Miss Amber Lawrence will feature at the concert along with local artists, Ben Nelson and Fiona Ozols and Tamworth Country Music’s 2010 People’s Choice Award winner, Matt Zarb.
Second will be another “Music, Movies and Mayhem” Trivia Night to be held at the Roxy on Saturday, February 26. The last “trivia event” in 2009 was very successful with the big screen at the Roxy providing a back drop for lots of music and movies to stimulate the minds and bodies of the contestants. Expect even more challenges this year and start organizing your tables of eight. “We can cater for smaller entries,” said John Wearne,” and make up teams on the night.”
The third project will be a program of two One Act Plays in July/August. As with most NWTC productions, a professional director will be sought and new performers and helpers are welcome. Details of this production will be available early in the next month.
“There is also the possibility of hosting some visiting theatre companies and performers during the year,” said John Wearne, “and the SHINE! Concert will be a great launch into 2011.” Tickets for the Concert are available through the Bingara Tourist Office on 6724 0066. At just $5 per person and $10 for a family of three, they represent wonderful value. The proceeds will go towards assisting our young musicians who are involved in the Regional School’s Band tour of Hawaii in March.
Submitted by Rick Hutton