I LOVE A PIANO

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I LOVE A PIANO CAST: (Back) Michele Sims-Hemmings, Katie Wall, Laurie Theile, Mel Donges, (front) Tim Lancaster, Lynette Hogan, Lachy Gulliford and Emma Carmichael.

Warm up your vocal chords and get ready to stroll down memory lane with the Wagga School of Arts’ final show for 2015, I Love a Piano.

This musical revue, presented by the Wagga RSL and Commercial Clubs, celebrates the work of songwriter Irving Berlin and provides an ideal pre-Christmas evening of entertainment.

I Love a Piano will be on at the Wagga Commercial Club at 8pm each night from December 1st to 5th, with additional 2pm performances on Saturday and Sunday, December 5th and 6th.

I Love a Piano features hits such as Puttin on the Ritz, White Christmas, Blue Skies and Cheek to Cheek, all memorable songs from a great lyricist and composer Irving Berlin.

In an exciting venture for SoACT, I Love a Piano is under the direction of professional director/writer, actor and composer, Bethany Simons.
A former student of Charles Sturt University in Wagga, Bethany is building a strong following as a solo artist in Melbourne and in wider tours. She currently works as a program manager with Theatre Network Victoria. In Wagga for I Love a Piano, Bethany is leading a professional creative team with Nichole Ingram as musical director and Melissa Donges as choreographer.

The cast for I Love a Piano includes Tim Lancaster, Melissa Donges, Lynette Hogan, Emma Carmichael, Katie Wall, David Payne, Laurie Theile, Lachy Gulliford, and Michelle Sims- Hemmings.

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In a further link with Charles Sturt University, assistant to the director is Saasha McMillan, who has just completed her third year in the Bachelor of Stage and Screen degree.

Saasha recently appeared in SoACT’s production of Wild Goose Chase and is enjoying the opportunity to work with and learn from a professional director/performer.

I Love a Piano is the Wagga School of Arts’ first continuous season this year, rather than the group’s usual shows over two weekends.

Bookings can be made at the Commercial Club booking office, between 10am and 4pm, or online.

When: December 1 to 6. December 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 evenings at 8pm and December 5 and 6 matinees at 2pm
Where: Wagga Commercial Club, 77 Gurwood Street
Tickets: $35 each. Online bookings close December 4th.

Contact the Commercial Club on 6921 3012.

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