Crush festival buzz continues

THE inaugural Crush Festival has brought life and energy to the month of October in the Bundaberg region, and there are still a number of events which can be attended.

Bundaberg's award-winning choirs, the Orpheus Singers and the Bundaberg Youth Choir, will join forces to present a splendid selection of music on Saturday at 7.30pm and Sunday at 2pm.

The concert will be performed at the Parish Hall in Woongarra Street and is being presented cabaret-style, with audience members sitting at tables with complimentary light refreshments being served during the interval.

Titled Let's Dance, the concert features songs from across the world and over the years - everything from folk dances to waltzes and even rock and roll.

Bookings are essential - tickets are available now from Neilson's Music Store in Targo Street.

Also coming up on the local performing arts calendar is the Bundaberg Players Incorporated annual youth production Sheik, Rattle and Roll, which will be performed at the Playhouse Theatre for three performances only on October 23 and 24 at 7.30pm and Sunday, October 25 at 3pm.

A total of 44 youngsters aged 10 to 18 are in their final rehearsals with the sets nearly finished, the costumes being worn and make-up being applied.

For some of these children it is their first time performing in a full-length musical, and it is exciting to see the transformation of shy newcomer to stage performer.

Tickets for the mad-cap tale of harem girls, eunuchs, legionnaires, thieves, spies and explorers can be purchased on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 5.30pm to 7.30pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 9am to noon from the Playhouse Theatre in Steffensen Street.

Telephone 4153 1904 for more details.

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