Mayor’s concert draws region’s best talent

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
Viva Aerial dancers Natascha Herriot and Charlotte Murphy, Steve Spouse and Rodney Brown from band Wizards of Oz and Phantom of the Opera lead Nerida Mangano prepare for the Mayor's Annual Variety Performance.
Camera IconViva Aerial dancers Natascha Herriot and Charlotte Murphy, Steve Spouse and Rodney Brown from band Wizards of Oz and Phantom of the Opera lead Nerida Mangano prepare for the Mayor's Annual Variety Performance. Credit: Supplied / City of Bunbury

An impressive line-up of South West performers and artists is set to captivate at an annual event sponsored by Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan.

Mr Brennan and his wife, Robyn Morris, will once again host the Mayor’s Annual Variety Performance, which puts money from ticket sales back into the pockets of performing artists and groups.

The concert at Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre on August 16 will include the South West Opera Company and Philharmonic South West, Triple J star Grace Armstrong, Viva Aerial Dance and Top Jazz Ballet.

Mr Brennan said the region had a “fantastic” array of talent and the productions put on year after year were first class.

“A variety performance offers everyone in the community a fantastic taster of what these companies can do and a glimpse of coming productions,” he said.

“These performing groups are all run by dedicated volunteers who each year put on sensational productions with a huge amount of passion, but limited budgets.”

“This is an opportunity for people to come along and experience what our very own South West performers have to offer and at the same time support local talent.”

A spectacular finale will feature the orchestra, choirs and rock band perform a piece prepared especially for the event.

The WA Opera Company’s Rob Littlewood, Phantom of the Opera leads Nerida Mangano and Ben Talbot, the Studio of Classical and Contemporary Dance, Jazz Attack, Nicole Kosetsky, Wizards of Oz and Tony Bandera, Mitch James, The Anchormen, the SWOClets, Bunbury Young Voices and Contempo will also perform.

Tickets are on sale at BREC.

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