Hannah Doolan performs in the Contemporary Ballet/ Free Movement Solo 11 years, during the 40th Gladstone City Eisteddfod.
Hannah Doolan performs in the Contemporary Ballet/ Free Movement Solo 11 years, during the 40th Gladstone City Eisteddfod. Jen Tybell

Best of best at eisteddfod

THEY have sung, danced, performed and played their way into the hearts of 2010 Gladstone Eisteddfod organisers and adjudicators and on Sunday you will see why.

Some of the best performers from across the region will take to the stage of the Gladstone Entertainment Centre for one final time with the hosting of the Gladstone Eisteddfod Showcase from 2pm.

It will be a fitting finale to the annual event, which this year celebrated its 40th anniversary, and attracted over 3000 entries in the sections of instrumental and vocal, dance and speech and drama.

The showcase will feature a cross-section of selected Eisteddfod performances, presented in a gala concert which is open to the general public. Selected for their entertainment value, the 21 performances are set to enthral audience members with a glitzy show.

Some of the performers to take to the stage will be George Bush, who will be performing Pie Jesu, a requiem from Andrew Lloyd Webber, Darryl and Dylan Hughes who will present Shakespeare piece Pyramus and Thisbe plus Helena Sant and Michael Smith. Dancing up a storm will be Rampton’s Danzenergy while Gladstone West Choral Speaking Group and Gladstone South Folk Group will also perform.

A highlight will be a performance by the Gladstone State High School Big Band which this year earned the Boyne Smelters Award for Most Outstanding Local Performer.

A Gladstone Entertainment Centre spokeswoman said the showcase would feature a huge range of local talent and was really a must to watch.

The spokeswoman suggested those interested in purchasing tickets should get in nearly.

“We will be selling tickets up until an hour before the show,” the spokeswoman said.

“But I would urge you to pre-purchase your tickets.”

Tickets for the showcase cost $12 adults, $9 pensioners and concession, $6.50 for students up to 17 years and $32 for a family pass of two adults and two children.

They are available from the Gladstone Entertainment Centre or by phoning 4972 2822.



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