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Waihī local Caron Clay, left, and Beccy Dove from Karangahake will serenade the audience. Photo: SUPPLIED/TOMEK FRIEDRICH

Hauraki entertainers set to perform

Up to 12 local performers will grace the Paeroa Little Theatre stage for its Pre Winter Knees Up on April 28.
Committee member Don Neil told The Profile the committee decided to hold the event coming off the success of last year’s ‘Friday Night at the Theatre’ performance, which attracted a full house.

“The vibe in the theatre was just so lovely… people are realising we are becoming quite a popular venue for singers, poets, or evenings and that is a biggie too,” he said.
“As a theatre we see for the performers, it’s a chance to enhance their reach within our community, that there are terrific musicians and poets within our community.”
Don said up to 12 Hauraki District performers consisting of musicians, storytellers, poets and a contemporary dance group will entertain this year’s audience.
“Quite a few from last year have returned because they enjoyed it so much even as performers or as part of the crowd,” he said.
“The performers that we have are from within Hauraki, including Paeroa, Mackaytown, Karangahake, Waikino, Waitawheta, and Waihī catchment, so we’ve kept it very much local.”

Organisers Rowena Buchannan, left, and Don Neil. Photo: GORDON PREECE

Don said doors will open at 6:30pm and the curtains will draw for the opening performance at 7pm.
An intermission will take place at around 8pm with the show wrapping up between 9:30pm and 10pm.
Tickets are available at the door for $20 which will go towards the upkeep of the Francis St theatre.
“We hope this will be as successful as it was last year and that would go a long way towards keeping us for the year,” Don said.
Details: Paeroa Little Theatre Pre Winter Knees Up, 1 Francis St, April 28, doors open at 6:30pm, first performance at 7pm, intermission at 8pm, finish between 9:30pm and 10pm, Tickets available at the door for $20.