It is with much merriment and dancing of sugar plums (or is that Jets and Sharks) in my head that I, on behalf of the Shepparton Theatre Arts Group's Committee of Management, extend our heartfelt wishes for a rather jolly holiday season and a great start to 2005.
2004 has been an exceptionally busy year that has tested the bounds to which our members can be pushed. We coped, however we learnt that sometimes it is a good thing to have a break from a show in order for sanity to remain intact.
Congratulations to all members who were involved in any show that STAG put to stage this year. We managed to perform 2 musicals, 1 play, 1 rock revue and 3 corporate concerts (4 including the recent inclusion in the Frankie Sprocket Experience), a BIG year by anyone's standards.
Sadly this year, we lost a great ex-Stagger and friend, Peter Hoare. Those of you who knew Peter will remember his extreme good nature and generosity. Even though the months have passed since, please keep Robyn, Miriam and Aaron in your thoughts over Christmas. To those of you who are facing the Christmas season without loved ones for the first time, our thoughts are also with you.
As 2004 draws to a close and 2005 taps us on the shoulder, please remember to be good to your families and friends. I hope Santa brings you all that you asked for and more. And don't forget to smile.
If you feel the urge to dance around the streets of New York with a gangland mentality or tell the world how much you love to be in America, whether you want to be part of the knife wielding Sharks or singing to a mirror about how pretty you are, then click here and read all about how to become a part of STAG's 30th Anniversary musical production.
Good luck to everyone who auditions.
Posted by Aaron-David on 22.12.04
A Night Of Budget Motels And Sand Filled Chippies
Theatre's night of nights was not full of little gleaming 'Bruce' Awards won from the Music Theatre Guild Of Victoria, but rather a nice stroll on the beach with some seagulls and greasy chips. Following the ceremony there was a lot of reminiscing about days gone by and flatulence in the Beach Motor Inn till 2AM in the morning. Well that was the night of a group of us anyway...
Sadly STAG walked away with no Guild Awards on Saturday December 11, it seems that Geelong is the place to be for that, but a ripping time was had by all who represented STAG on the magical night. I think Joyce nearly had a heart attack when the Mack And Mabel section was on!
But seriously, well done again to everyone who was lucky enough to be nominated and commended. Your efforts have proven that STAG still maintains a high standard of production values and for that you should be very proud.
Posted by Aaron-David on 14.12.04
December Stagedoor Coming Down Your Chimney
The latest and greatest Stagedoor is now available online. Apologies from the overworked-and-underpaid Stagedoor Editorial Department, but the paper version will be arriving in your mailbox early next week.
To all concerned, have a very Merry Denomination-Free-December-Holiday-Celebration!
Posted by Scott on 11.12.04
Shepparton Show Me Christmas Entertainment
With the festive season fast approaching the Shepparton Show Me committee are inviting individuals or groups to perform on stage in the Maude Street Mall or as roving buskers. Their aim is to add to the festive atmosphere of the City, and at the same time allowing the opportunity for exposure of our local talent.
Remuneration is negotiable and to have STAG members out there spreading Christmas cheer would be excellent. If you have any further enquires please do not hesitate to contact Heather Gange on on (03) 5832 9847.