The Cancer in Children and Adults group in Ballarat are raising money for a new Cancer Research Centre in Ballarat. One function to assist the group in the cause is the Nov. 27 "Show Stoppers Concert: at Her Majesty's Theatre Ballarat.
The evening will have Ballarat Light Opera Co. and Ballarat Lyric Theatre performing and local theatre identities performing Show Stoppers - the numbers that stopped the shows. Some of the artists who are to give their time to help this worthy cause are David Hobson from Opera Australia, Margaret Haggart who has sung opera internationally and Ballarat born pianist/composer Wendy Morrison who has had her music performed in Italy, Palestine, France, Cuba and Australia. Music Guild Award winners who are appearing include Steve O'Neil and Ivan Williams, Jackie York nee Hall and Graeme Vendy.
The music chosen is from Miss Saigon, Candide, Chess, Guys & Dolls, Les Miserables, Mame, Evita, La Traviata, Hello Dolly and Ballarat Light Opera Company's two Theatre Guild of Victoria's award winning shows, Merry Widow and Me and My Girl.
This will be an evening not to be missed and recommended to even Melbourne lovers of musical theatres ad opera to visit Ballarat. Perhaps an excuse for a weekend away spend Saturday and Sunday enjoying the sights and history of Ballarat and Saturday night at the Show Stoppers Concert.
The organisation is selling "Best in the House Seats" for $100.00 These will be known as "Black Tie and Tiara Club" seats. The breakup is $25 for the ticket and $75 is a donation to CICA (and is tax deductible) These patrons as special guests will have Chicken and Champagne before the show in Her Majesty's theatre Long Room. The ordinary seat price is $25. CICA is looking to raise at least $40,000 and they are pleased that all the artists are giving their expertise gratias and the local TV station WINTV, together with the Ballarat Courier and Ballarat News are giving free advertising. The big night is Nov. 27, 1997 Venue: Her Majesty's Theatre Ballarat. Bookings: 03 5333 5888.
-- By Peter Kemp