Seniors to get back on stage for variety show

Ailish DelaneyBunbury Herald
Kay Hoare, Maureen Slater, Ian Farrell, Ken Sabourne, Ross McDonald and Marilyn Selleck are looking forward to performing in their production, Wild Wild West.
Camera IconKay Hoare, Maureen Slater, Ian Farrell, Ken Sabourne, Ross McDonald and Marilyn Selleck are looking forward to performing in their production, Wild Wild West. Credit: Ailish Delaney / South Western Times/Ailish Delaney

After the COVID-19 pandemic threw a spanner in the works, the Australind and District Senior Citizens’ Club is back to please with its variety show.

The production of Wild Wild West was supposed to take to the stage in May but was pushed back, and now the show is gearing up for its first performance.

Director and producer, Eileen Depiazzi said the show was her take on Calamity Jane combined with songs from Annie Oakley and Oklahoma.

“It’s been a struggle with having to stop and go on a break, but everyone was excited to get back into it,” Mrs Depiazzi said.

“It’s our first show without a live pianist, so that was another change to get used to, but we have made it work.

“Everyone has had so much fun rehearsing.”

Mrs Depiazzi encouraged the community to support the production and prepare for an evening of entertainment.

There’s been no live entertainment for the last six months, so please come and support us to encourage the seniors to keep doing what they enjoy.

“The public will enjoy being social and watching the live entertainment. It’s a fun family night for all.”

Matinee shows will take place on Sunday, September 27, Tuesday, September 29 and Sunday, October 4, with a sundowner on Saturday, October 3.

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