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SAN Remo and Phillip Island tourism and
business Associations invite artists and lo -
cal businesses to register their expression
of interest to participate in the 2017 Winter
The event is supported by Langford Jones
Homes, Phillip Island RSL and Phillip Island
Nature Parks in association with the Artists
Society of Phillip Island.
It commences on the Queen’s Birthday
weekend and continues through until the fol-
lowing weekend in June.
An excellent opportunity exists for artists
within Bass Coast region to have their work
displayed and offered for sale in local busi-
Equally, the same opportunity exists for
local businesses to participate by display-
ing the artwork which could be a painting
or sculpture or both, and enjoy increased
foot traffic from visitors viewing the art on
display and “taking the trail” as a fun way
to explore the Phillip Island and San Remo
Local businesses that participated last
year reported an increase in foot traffic with
many visitors saying that they had never
been to their businesses and thankful that
the Winter Arts Trail gave them that oppor-
Rob van den Brink from The Cheeky Goose
was among the happy business operators.
“We loved the event last year and are keen
to be a part of it again this year – it was great
to see people viewing the work by local art-
ists and urge other local businesses to get on
board and provide a small amount of space
in return for fantastic promotion thanks to
Phillip Island Tourism and Business Asso -
Last year was the inaugural year for the
event, which has been endorsed by Destina-
tion Phillip Island as an event designed to
encourage visitation to the region during the
off peak tourism season.
The Winter Arts Trail gives visitors and lo-
cal residents the opportunity to explore the
trail and enter into a competition for the
chance to win an amazing artwork, ‘ Pink
Lips’ by Heather Fahnle, to take home and
enjoy thanks to major sponsor Langford
Jones Homes and supporting sponsors Phil-
lip Island Nature Parks and Phillip Island
Expression of Interest forms for both art-
ists and local businesses are available to
download from www.phillipislandrsl.com.au
or contact Frances at Phillip Island Tourism
& Business Association on 5952 2729 Mon-
day or Friday.
THE National Vietnam Veteran’s Museum,
dedicated to the heritage and legacy of Viet-
nam veterans, recently provided a poignant
and moving backdrop for cast members
from Wonthaggi Theatrical Group’s upcom-
ing production of Miss Saigon to showcase
five numbers from this majestic and dra-
Director Wayne Moloney thanked Sonia
Hogg and the museum for allowing the
group the opportunity to perform in sur-
roundings which are so integral to the land-
scape of the show.
He outlined the story to the crowd of curi-
ous patrons who certainly received a bonus
with their visit to the museum that day.
He spoke of Miss Saigon as an adaptation
of Puccini’s opera, Madame Butterfly, by
the writers behind Les Miserables.
The story, however, now is set during the
Vietnam War just before Saigon’s fall in
Chris (an American GI played by Corey
Green) and Kim (a destitute Vietnamese or-
phan working her first night as a prostitute
played by Alliza Miel) fall in love.
When the city falls, the lovers are forced
apart, and each must find their own way,
When, years later, Chris is able to return
to Vietnam, he brings with him an Ameri-
can wife (played by Emma Volard).
Kim, who has waited for Chris, has raised
their son, Tam, who is “bui-doi” - a term for
a child conceived during the horrors of war.
Miss Saigon is a tragedy of massive pro-
portions: passionate, profound, and heart-
The crowd were treated to Corey Green,
Alliza Miel, Emma Volard, Tim Gessell and
the male chorus giving insights into the
storyline through the singing of five songs
from the sumptuous and emotive score.
Each performer showed the highly appre-
ciative crowd how connected they were to
the characters and the story-line.
The atmosphere reflected the total ab-
sorption of the audience in the stories they
were hearing whilst surrounded by the his-
tory of the war in which the show is set.
A theatrical event not to be missed. Tick-
ets on sale now www.wtg.org.au
Tickets on sale now - $39 adult / $35 concession
Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre
Group presemts . . .
Saturday, May 27 - 7.30pm
Sunday, May 28 - 1.30pm
Thursday, June 1 & Friday, June 2 - 7.30pm
Saturday, June 3 - 1.30pm & 7.30pm
Sunday, June 4 - 5pm
Thursday, June 8 & Friday, June 9 - 7.30pm
Saturday, June 10 - 1.30pm & 7.30pm
Sunday, June 11 - 1.30pm
Thursday May 25 • 10am – 4pm
for a Community Expo and Live Broadcast
Free Sausage Sizzle
Miss Saigon showcase stirs
crowd in amazing setting
Alliza Miel and Corey Green who play the
two leads in Miss Saigon, Kim and Chris,
gave a special preview of the show at the mu-
NAUTILUS Theatre Project, based in Fish
Creek, is gearing up for a new production to be
staged this Christmas.
The play has been written by local playwright
Chris Dickins, who will also be directing the
A Criss-Cross-Christmas is set in Australia
in 1956 and everyone is getting ready for the
usual Australian heat wave.
But strange things begin to occur and piece
by piece a northern hemisphere Christmas
First there are sightings of strange creatures,
carolers suddenly appear at people’s door-
steps, snowflakes fall and eventually the whole
neighbourhood is turned upside down by tradi-
tional Yuletide reveries.
A Criss-Cross-Christmas will feature actors
of all ages and a special ensemble of young per-
There will be a variety of puppets used in the
show as well as Christmas songs of the 1950s
performed by a trio of singers known as Holly
and the Ivies. Well-known local theatre identity
Christine Skicko will be performing a leading
role as well as designing the production.
Nautilus is seeking five young people to be a
part of this fun production.
There are leading roles for four boys and one
girl and there are also roles for an ensemble of
Auditions for these roles will be held at
the Fish Creek Hall on Sunday, May 21 from
There will be an information session at 2pm
and then the auditions will take place. To re-
serve an audition time, call Chris Dickins on
0428 560 842.
Get involved in the
Winter Arts Trail
Heather Fahnle with the prize on offer
called ‘Pink Lips’.
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