Uniting Productions June Reading.



Information and image courtesy of UP publicity https://www.facebook.com/unitingproductionscc/

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The PREQUEL to our uniformly acclaimed 2016 production SEPIA SECRETS by Andy Kabanoff.

At WYONG GROVE THEATRE – 1 North Rd, Wyong

From 25th May – 2nd June

It tells the story of Elizabieta, born in Warsaw in 1890, married to a Russian engineer, who escapes the Russian Revolution to live as a wealthy refugee in Yugoslavia. We continue following her eventful life as she traverses the dark times of WW2 through to her final days living in Australia.

A memorable and heart-warming story, not to be missed.


Online: www.wyongdramgroup.com.au or Phone: 1300 665 600



Information and images courtesy of WDG publicity. See also WDG’s SEPIA SECRETS – A review by Karen Ractliffe

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Hardy’s Bay Club June Events.

Listed below is the Hardys Bay Club schedule for June 2018.
We’re excited to announce that along with out popular jams, deck sessions and open mics we’ll be presenting ‘THE SWING SETS”; afternoons of live jazz every last Sunday of the month.

Fri 1st  Eilen Jewell (USA).
8pm. Sold Out. (Country)
Sat 2nd  Vera & Friends. 7.30pm. Free. (Pop Hits)

Sun 3rd  Blues Jam. 2pm. Free.
Wed 6th  State Of Origin live on the Big Screen. 8.15pm. 5 dollar cans all night!

Sat 9th  The Dew Cats 7.30pm Free. (Gypsy Jazz)
Sun 10th  Deck Sessions with Aubrey & Purton. Free 2pm (Acoustic Music)
Sat 16th  Clean Marlin & Lion Island 7.30pm. Free. (Alternative Rock)
Sun 17th  Trent Crawford’s Open Mic. 2pm to 5pm 

Sun 24th  The Swings Sets with Neilson Gough. 2pm (Cool Jazz)

Sat 30th Walking Cane. 7.30pm Free (Blues Rock)
Information courtesy of
Russell Hopkinson
Hardy’s Bay Club 
Publicity & Promotion
14 Heath Road, Hardy’s Bay 2257
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Sandy Bigara: MATINEE III

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Sandy Bigara: MATINEE III

9th June 2pm – 3:30pm

St Marys Heritage Church, Mann st, Gosford



The Central Coast is invited to attend the third of five in a concert series being held in Gosford. Soiree I and Soiree II were a great success, and Matinee III is set to be a wonderful afternoon of music.

There is limited seating for the afternoon’s intimate vintage jazz, popular and light classical Matinee. Held inside the beautiful and historic St Mary’s Anglican Church building in Gosford these 5 shows will be an annual event; with the aim to raise funds for Sandy Bigara’s touring, community musical and art projects, and financing her work on the central coast and internationally.

Local Arts Practitioner Sandy Bigara, owner of Sandy Bigara Arts & Entertainment – Choir Director of the Peninsula Village Choir Umina, the Gosford Community Choir and the new Wyong Community Choir – will be performing a relaxing and entertaining set of her absolute favourite songs.

Sandy Bigara has been performing since the age of 4, in South Africa she was actively involved in choirs as a soloist and competed as an award-winning vocalist with an average of A+ awarded to her from 1991 – 2002. She was awarded the Aria Antiche Award for classical singing by the Italian consulate and the Association Dante Alighieri and was also awarded the Cantata Primus by her State Choir, as the Prime Member overall representing the state of Kwa-Zulu Natal for 9 years. After touring for 9 years nationally and internationally with the State choir, Sandy became a Music and Drama teacher until she launched her musical educational show company in 2008. Her original shows toured to over 1 million children and then from 2011 – 2015 her theatrical musicals ran successfully for up to 35 shows in a month. Since arriving in Gosford in 2015, Sandy has worked tirelessly to become committed and focused on community musical ventures. This annual 5 concert series will assist her in doing so.




Mixed Music

Ain’t That a Kick in the Head – Dean Martin

Make You Feel My Love – Adele

Respirare / Breathing – Sandy Bigara

Just Another Day – Jon Secada

Waltzing Matilda – Banjo Paterson

Untie My Heart – Sandy Bigara

Jolene – Dolly Parton

Sway – Frank Sinatra

Newtown – Sandy Bigara

Moon River – Audrey Hepburn

Dream a Little Dream of Me – Sarah Vaughn

Volare – Dean Martin

Braveman – Sandy Bigara

Everytime We Say Goodbye – Ella Fitzgerald

Uthando Lwakho / I Love You – Sandy Bigara

Moonglow – Rod Stewart

Lion’s Pride – Sandy Bigara

Fever – Peggy Lee



O Mio Babbino Caro – Puccini

Habanero – Bizet

Ave Maria – Schubert

Il Dolce Suono – Donizetti  (made famous by the Blue Diva from 5th Element)



Q & A with Sandy Bigara


Q: Why are you doing this 5 concert series?

A: We arrived here in 2015 and have had our heads down, working hard to really get into our new life here on the Central Coast. While we’ve been here, my Mum has gone through breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, surgery and everything without me being able to be there with her. I am trying to get home to visit with her and my family and friends in November and it is really expensive to fly out there.


Q: Did you use a fundraising platform like Gofundme?

A: I did yes, and I had about 10 people support me via that platform and they helped raise a quarter of the flight cost which is amazing. I just felt that I wanted to really put my back into it and work for the balance of the money. I’ve always worked for every cent and I like being proactive in that way. So I contacted a venue that I loved and asked them if they would assist me and they said yes! So I set up a series of 5 concerts one per month until August, and I am rolling out that plan now. It’s very exciting and I hope to do it every year.


Q: You say you work on musical projects in the community, what are those?

A: I run an Arts Company from home, and I conduct the Peninsula Village Aged Choir in Umina, the Gosford Community Choir at the Rhythm Hut, and I’ve just launched the Wyong Community Choir at the Wyong Community Centre. I also run Djembe circles and classes, and I will be launching a series of talks and seminars for women in business on the Coast. I am completely self-funded, so every ticket sale helps me to do the work that I am called to do



Information and image courtesy of Sandy Bigara

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Audition Notice

Uniting Productions is seeking a Teenage Male for a role in “Sisters of Goliath”, our senior production in September. Age 14-16-ish (or looks like). Rehearsals Wednesdays and Fridays starting June 13, though this role will only be required for one rehearsal a week until close to performance run. Performances on 7,8,14,15 September.
Please DM our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/unitingproductionscc/
or send an email to info@unitingproductions.org.au
to arrange a private audition.


Information courtesy of UP publicity.

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Join us for the 21st Annual Rotary Club Gala concert, featuring the award winning Central Coast Brass, Central Coast Concert Band, Central Coast Youth Orchestra and the Central Coast Philharmonia Choir.

The concert will be held in the Parkview Room at Central Coast Leagues Club on Sunday 3rd June from 2.30pm.  Doors open at 2pm and seating is unallocated.  Grab some lunch at the bistro and head upstairs for an afternoon of exciting band music.

Please purchase your tickets either through the Central Coast Conservatorium box office in the old Courthouse building on the corner of Georgiana Terrace and Mann St or from the Leagues Club, or online at www.trybooking.com/TCSO.

Ticket prices start at $10.  Group bookings and family tickets are also available.

The Gala concert brings these four wonderful community bands and choir together and all the proceeds go towards their operating costs, assisting these important organisations to continue to nurture young talent on the Central Coast.  Our tutti pieces will bring together over 60 musicians and singers on stage at once!

Help us celebrate this important milestone as the Gala Concert turns 21 next Sunday!

Thanks to the Leagues Club for their sponsorship and for the Rotary Club of Gosford who sponsor the event.




Saturday 26 May 2pm

Pearl Beach Progress Association & CC Conservatorium presents

Junior Showcase Concert

Pearl Beach Memorial Hall, 9 Diamond Rd, Pearl Beach

Donations at the door

Info: www.pearlbeachprogress.org.au

Sunday 27 May 2.00pm

Pearl Beach Progress Association & CC Conservatorium presents

Senior Scholarship Concert

Pearl Beach Memorial Hall, 9 Diamond Rd, Pearl Beach

Entry: $10 on the door, children free

Info: www.pearlbeachprogress.org.au

Saturday 2 June 2.30pm

Concertante Ensemble & CC Conservatorium presents

Double Trouble

Greenway Memorial Chapel, 460 Avoca Dv, Green Point

Tickets: www.concertante.com.au

Sunday 3 June 2.30pm

Rotary Club of Gosford proudly presents

The 21st Annual Rotary Gala Concert

Central Coast Leagues Club, The Parkview Room, Dane Dv, Gosford

Tickets: www.trybooking.com/TCSO

Sunday 10 June 2.30pm

Pearl Beach Progress Association presents

Afternoon Tea in Spain: Spanish Music, Flamenco & Tapas

Pearl Beach Memorial Hall, 9 Diamond Rd, Pearl Beach

Tickets: www.pearlbeachprogress.org.au

Sunday 17 June 2.30pm

Phoenix Collective & CC Conservatorium presents

Concert #2: Excitement & Flair

Robert Knox Hall, CC Conservatorium, 45 Mann St, Gosford

Tickets: www.phoenixcollective.com.au

Sunday 24 June 2.30pm

Symphony Central Coast presents

Prodigies: includes Central Coast Concerto Competition

Central Coast Grammar School, Arundel Rd, Erina Hts

Tickets: www.symphonycentralcoast.com.au

Saturday 30 June 7.30pm

Central Coast Philharmonia presents

Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living

Gosford Anglican Church, 3 Mann St, Gosford

Tickets: www.trybooking.com/UFDD

Friday 6 July 7.00pm

Central Coast Conservatorium presents

Term 2 Premier Ensembles Concert

Gosford Anglican Church, 3 Mann St, Gosford

Tickets:  www.trybooking.com/TKRA


Information and image courtesy of Lisa Kelly

Events & Communications Manager

Central Coast Conservatorium Inc.
Phone: 4324 7477

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D & S Media Productions presents “The Woman in Black”


THE MOST TERRIFYING LIVE THEATRE EXPERIENCE IN THE WORLD comes to the Central Coast for six thrilling performances!

Unanimously acclaimed by the critics – now in its 28th year in London’s West End – more than 7 million people having seen the play.  ‘The Woman In Black” is a terrifying trip through time into a tragic and ghostly world where the horrors of the supernatural combine with the power and intensity of live theatre to send shock waves through the audience with splendid thrills and chills.

In this brilliant adaptation of Susan Hill’s horror novella, a traumatized man (Paul Russell) recruits a young actor (Declan Dowling) to help him exorcise the ghost of the Woman in Black. This incredible production has two amazing actors who tell their story in an old-fashioned way, relying on atmosphere, on hints, glimpses and suggestions, heard and sometimes only half seen, as well as the most spectacular soundscape created for community theatre.

“The Woman In Black” chills the audience as it builds to its terrifying climax.

This production is only being staged for six performances – four in the Don Craig Room at Laycock Street Community Theatre, Thursday August 23, Friday August 24 and Saturday August 25 and a 2pm matinee on Saturday August 25. Then two performances at The Art House, Wyong on Saturday September 1 at 2pm and 7.30pm.

Tickets are available online from both venues:





Information and image courtesy of D & S Media Productions’ publicity.

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