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A review of Coastal a Cappella’s “That’s Life” concert


(Please click on flyer to view full size). When I was young I went to an all girls’ high school where I used to be enthralled by the beautiful voices of the girls in our school choir. They were fortunate … Continue reading

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GMS Juniors’ SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL: a review by Karen Ractliffe


Do you think a town of tiny Who folk could exist on a planet so small that it floats in the sky on a speck of dust? Do you think an elephant could nest on an egg? Could there be … Continue reading

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Review Review (by Karen Ractliffe)


An overview of three shows: Uniting Productions’ A Better You, Woy Woy Little Theatre’s Competitive Tenderness, and Gosford Musical Society’s A Christmas Carol. This time of year Coasties are spoiled for local theatre. In the past three weeks I’ve seen … Continue reading

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The Entrance Jazz Festival 2013

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CONGRATULATIONS! A review of WMTC’s EUROBEAT: ALMOST EUROVISION by Karen Ractliffe


How well I remember my misspent youth in the old country, stuck in front of the box on a Saturday evening watching cheery Irish comedian Terry Wogan presenting “A Song For Europe”, a series of shows in which the nation … Continue reading

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Youth in Performing Arts 2013: A Review by Karen Ractliffe


One of the highlights of the Central Coast cultural year has arrived: the 22nd annual Youth in Performing Arts concert season, presenting five shows over five nights and featuring 140 performers selected from over a thousand young hopefuls who auditioned … Continue reading

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A Review of Youth in Performing Arts, by Karen Ractliffe


Toward the end of May I kept glimpsing advertisements on my television for a show called The Voice. Every time it aired I’d frown at it over the top of my spectacles, wondering at the unexceptional bunch of voices they … Continue reading

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