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WELCOMING, enthusiastic,tal- ented and profes- sional are just a fewofthe words thatdescribe the companyCentre Stage Cymru, whichwas formed when a group of friends lead by producer and choreogra-
pher Sharon Fitzgerald decided to spread their wings and branchout on their own. The group’s first concert, at
the Dolman Theatre last week- end, wassold out. Centre Stage Cymru will also
be presenting Godspell from October 30 to November 3, bringing together the experi- ence of Andre- Paul Spring as producer,Sharon Fitzgerald as choreographer,and Victoria Bryant as musical director –a production team whichpromis- es success. Open auditions forGodspell
will be held this Sunday(June 17) at the Dolman Theatre, Newport. Forinformation on auditions please call Andre on 0751 5876987 or Sharon on 01633 760454. Male and Female parts avail-
ablefor those over the ageof16. If youwould like to be part of Centre Stage Cymru on stage or off, contact the companysecre- tary on 0750 3917550 or e-mail michelle.me
Tempest is given a new twist!
ABERGAVENNY LIGHT OPERA COMPANY
is re-formingand we arelookingfor past andnew members to joinus.
We arestartingwith aconcert of “Songs from theShows” we have performedoverthe years. The concertwill be held at TheBorough Theatre, Abergavenny on October5th and6th.
Rehearsals will be held at theGirl Guide Headquarters,The Fairfield, Abergavenny, on Tuesdays at 7.45pm
We will shortlybechoosingthe show to be performedinOctober 2013 and rehearsals will commence in the NewYear
Forfurther information pleasecontact Adoree Flower
Tel: No.01873 854632 or e.ma
NEW TWIST: Ballet Cymru’s The Tempest Centre Stage
THEAWARD-WINNING Ballet Cymru bring their adaptation of Shakespeare’s masterpiece The Tempest to Newport’s The Riverfront next week. The Bard’s last playis
givenanew twist as afull length ballet. Ariel, the fleet-footed spirit
of the air;Caliban, the deformed and twisted slave; Prospero, the talismatic magician; Miranda and Ferdinand the star-crossed lovers,all collide in astory richinsubtlety and humour, set on an enchanted isle and
peopled bymagical beings. Featuring the haunting music of Jean Sibelius, Ballet Cymru bring to life this ageless story on Wednesday, June 20 at 7.30pm. The performance features
choreographybyCreative WalesAward winner Darius James and sets and costumes by Welsh designer Yvonne Greenleaf. Tickets cost between £6
and £13.50, availableonline atwww.newport.gov.uk/
theriverfront or fromThe Riverfront boxoffice on 01633 656757.
Connie Fisher returns to WalesMillennium Centre in the Musical comedy,Wonderful Town.
Recreating the brightlights of 1930s NewYorkCitywith spectacular sets, dazzling
choreography and featuring asuperbscorebylegendary American composerLeonard Bernstein (WestSideStory), the showhas received countlessawardssince its premiere in 1953 including the prestigious Tony Awardfor Best Musical.
Connie playsaspiring writer Ruth Sherwood who arrivesinNew York Cityfresh from Ohio with her beautiful younger sisterEileen.Bursting with dreams of romance,riches and perhapsafreelunchatWalgreen’s deli, the indomitable pair meetanarray of colourful characters in their search for success, causing chaosand delightatevery turn.
Wonderful Town bringsthe Big Apple toWalesMillennium Centre from 3-7July 2012. Formoreinformation or to book tickets call the Ticket Office on 029 2063 6464 or visit wmc.org.uk
Tempest features designs by Yvonne Greenleaf
TheSouthWalesArgus haveteamed up with the Centre to offer one luckyreaderthe opportunitytowin apair of tickets to seethe showonopening night, Tuesday 3July 2012 at 7.30pm.To
enter, checkthe details below:
By post: send your name and address on apostcardto:Andrea Hall, SouthWales Argus, Cardiff Road,Maesglas,NewportNP203QN.
By phone: Simplycall 09013600891and leave your details when prompted. By text: Send your textto80360 startingwithWONDERFUL leave aspace, followedbyyournameand contactdetails.
Calls cost no more than £1.02 PerMinutefromaBTLandline.Ca
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5 THEATRE ComingSoon..
Star duo sign up for show
MUSICAL STAR: Gareth Gates
SINGING starsGareth Gates and Jennifer Ellison are joining the cast of the hit showLegallyBlonde The Musical whichcomes to Cardiff’s Wales Millennium Centre this sum- mer. The showruns between August 14
and 25 with the pair playing the parts ofWarner and Paulette. Both have previouslyperformed
at the venue. Gates playedthe leading role of Marius in Les Miserables during the show’s 25 anniversary tour in 2009 while Ellison starred as Celia in Calendar Girls,whichvisited CardiffinJuly2010. To book tickets for LegallyBlonde
The Musical,goonline at wmc.org.uk
or call the boxoffice on 02920 636464.
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