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It's show time

Thursday, 19th March, 2009

A good number of locals answered the Broken Hill Repertory Society's recent call for help, meaning performances such as this weekend's "Once Upon a Time" can continue to be staged.

Philip Eberle was elected Chairman of the society at the recent AGM.

Marilyn Harris was elected Secretary, Cathy Robinson Treasurer, and Peter Harvey Vice-Chairman and Assistant Treasurer. Members of the board are Leah Maj, Tony and Paulette Mercer, David Piper, Kerri Baker and Adrian Bartley - who performed many times with Repertory as a teenager. Mrs Harris said it was particularly gratifying to see parents of performers at the rescheduled AGM last week after a quorum at the original meeting could not be reached. "It is important that the Board has representation from people with interests in the theatre," Mrs Harris said. The board is now making plans to upgrade and maintain the theatre as well and run workshops for actors and lighting/sound technicians. Several shows have also been booked for the first half of the year. First is "Once Upon a Time", produced and directed by Marilyn Harris whose students will perform favourites from Disney, High School Musical, Miley Cyrus, Camp Rock and Enchanted. It will be staged at Theatre 44 on Saturday at 7.30pm and Sunday at 2.00pm. Tickets are available at the door and will cost $8 for adults and $5 concession, with all proceeds going to Repertory. Meanwhile, a Rock concert is planned for May 23, and a dance concert by students of Dynamique Music and Dance on May 31. Marilyn is also planning her next production, which will be of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella", set to begin in June.

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