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A review of WDG’s “Lend me a Tenor” by Karen Ractliffe


Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the gala night of Wyong Drama Group’s end of year play. Sadly, this is likely to be the last theatrical production staged in the Grove Theatre following the recent sale of the … Continue reading

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REVIEW of WDG’s “Ruthless! The Musical” from Paul Ractliffe


Well done to the cast and crew of WDG’s “Ruthless! The Musical!” which opened at The Grove Theatre in Wyong last night. Attempting something a bit different for the group, director Joshua Maxwell has brought this highly entertaining musical to … Continue reading

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Review of GMS’ PIRATES OF PENZANCE by Paul Ractliffe


I went to see GMS’s production of “The Pirates of Penzance” last weekend and enjoyed every minute of it. This is a modern adaptation that allows the Pirate King and Frederic to be more swashbuckling and for the comedy to be extended upon, … Continue reading

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Review of GMS’ Juniors’ NARNIA, THE MUSICAL by Karen Ractliffe


The Central Coast’s theatrical year has made an impressive start this week with GMS Juniors’ sell out production of Narnia, the Musical adapted from C. S. Lewis’s classic children’s story, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, the first and … Continue reading

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A Review of WMTC’s “Hair” by Karen Ractliffe


Directed by Karen and Peter Pendleton. Musical directors Jude Hulson-Calvert and Ben Ross, Choreography Brooke Harvey.   Last weekend saw the opening of the final show to be performed in the Wyong Memorial Hall which will shortly be demolished to … 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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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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