Xavier High School student, Jack Mitsch was told by his sister he would make a good Gaston – though he’s not sure it was a compliment.

Nonetheless, the 15-year-old is thrilled to be playing the egotistic villain in Beauty and The Beast JR.

The BYTE Sized Productions musical features its biggest ever cast of 66, including Mitch Clarke from Xavier High School.

“I’m friends with Lumière (Joseph Mansell) in real life, so I wanted to play Cogsworth,” he said.

Christie Tiyce-Mathews also landed her role of choice as Belle.

“I like that she would do anything for her father,” she said.

“Everyone has worked really hard for this.”

The Beast, played by Jake Kardol, is missing from pictures for a reason – his “wow-factor” costume is being kept under wraps.

Beauty and The Beast JR is showing at the Albury Entertainment Centre at 7pm on Friday and on Saturday at 2pm and at 7pm.

Take a peep at some of the images below to see whats in store!

When: Friday 14 July at 7.30pm, Saturday 15 July at 1.30pm and 7.30pm

Where: Albury Entertainment Centre, 525 Swift Street, Albury

Price: $66.00 Adult, $54.00 Concession, $28.00 Children U16, $56.00 Group 10+pp, $148.00 Family 2A2C, AEC Member $58.00, Children 18 months & under free on the knee.

The Australian Ballet Regional Tour 2017

Giselle

Love conquers all in the ultimate classic ballet.

Experience one of the world’s most loved ballets – Giselle live on stage with The Australian Ballet’s Regional Tour.

Starring guest artists from The Australian Ballet, and graduating students from The Australian Ballet School, don’t miss this special staged production when it sweeps audiences away this June/July.

Since its premiere in 1841, Giselle has captured the imagination and torn at the heart. This transcendent love story follows an innocent village girl transformed into a tender spirit after dying of a broken heart. With its hauntingly beautiful ensemble of white tutus, classical technique and heartbreaking story of boy-meets-girl, Giselle is the perfect must-see ballet.

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BEHIND THE SCENES

Join us for a special peek into the daily life of our dancers. Watch as they take class on stage and fine-tune their technique in preparation for a performance. Group pricing available. Click here for more information, or ring our customer service team on 1300 369 741.

OPEN CLASS

Lead by a member of our artistic staff, this non-syllabus class is for classical ballet students aged 13-18. Classes are designed to give you the chance to work on your skills and learn new techniques. To find out more, click here.

Credits

Choreography: Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot

Music: Adolphe Adam

Costume design: Peter Farmer

Lighting design: Francis Croese

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When: Friday 7 July, 5.30pm – 7.00pm

Where: ANZ Zauner Foyer & Paul Ramsay Galleries, MAMA.

Price: FREE

Join us for the official opening of Yao Jui-Chung + Lost Socity Document + Sandy Hsiu-Chih Lo’s collaborative work Mirage: Disused Public Property in Taiwan.

Mirage is a recent addition to the MAMA Collection, courtesy of the Biennale of Sydney, and will continue to evolve in its new home in Albury.

Also opening on the same evening is Nick Dorey’s latest work The Drowning of HermaphroditusNick will be taking over ANZ Zauner Foyer from Monday 26 June as he begins installation for this complex piece.

Both exhibitions will be opening together, we’d love to see you there!

When: Sunday 25 June, 2pm

Where: Albury Entertainment Centre, 525 Swift Street, Albury

Price: $75 Adult, $69 Concession, $66 Child 12 – 18 yrs, $66 Group 10+, $66 Member

Presenting a lavish new program for 2017

“An Afternoon at the Proms – A Musical Spectacular”

Australia’s most acclaimed international violinist Ian Cooper is joined by opera stars, prima ballerinas, Australia’s current champion Pipe Band and the Blue Danube Orchestra to evoke the sheer exuberance of An Afternoon At The Proms – A Musical Spectacular.

This stunning spectacular brings history’s most beloved music to life with masterpieces of the Viennese court and the works of Johann Strauss II. Enjoy selections from Bizet’s Carmen, The Sound of Music, The Merry Widow and Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, along with haunting renditions of Irish favourites, a salute to the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and the romance of the Hungarian Gypsy Orchestras. This musical and visual spectacular is set to raise the roof!

Our host, violinist Ian Cooper was commissioned to compose and perform at the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney Olympics – broadcast around the world to 2.85 billion viewers. That’s as big as any Australian performer gets.

An Afternoon at the Proms performance repertoire includes Rule Britannia, Land of Hope and Glory, The Can-Can & Radetzky March. Also Amazing Grace & Highland Cathedral with the combined Pipe Band and orchestra.

The promoter requests no children under 12 years are to attend.

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Refugee Week is Australia’s peak annual activity to raise awareness about the issues affecting refugees and celebrate the positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society. Originally celebrated in 1986, Refugee Week coincides with World Refugee Day (20 June). In 2017, Refugee Week will be held from Sunday 18 June to Saturday 24 June.
The theme for Refugee Week for 2015 to 2017 will be “With courage let us all combine”. Taken from the second verse of the national anthem, the theme celebrates the courage of refugees and of people who speak out against persecution and injustice. It serves as a call for unity and for positive action, encouraging Australians to improve our nation’s welcome for refugees and to acknowledge the skills and energy refugees bring to their new home.

It takes courage to be a refugee: As people who have faced persecution because of who they are (their race, nationality or membership of a persecuted group) or what they believe (their religion or political opinion), refugees need courage:

  • The courage not to deny identity or beliefs in the face of persecution.
  • The courage to leave all that is familiar and step into the unknown in search of peace.
  • The courage to keep going in the face of devastating loss, difficulty and despair.
  • The courage to begin again, to work hard and to maintain hope in an unfamiliar land.

It takes courage to speak out against injustice: In a world where refugees experience persecution in their countries of origin and often face discrimination, difficulty and rejection in places where they seek refuge, speaking out often requires courage. In Refugee Week, we acknowledge and celebrate the dedication and bravery of refugee leaders, advocates and citizens who draw attention to violations of human rights, support people at their time of greatest need and challenge callous indifference to the suffering of others.

A call for unity and action for a fairer society: The Refugee Week theme encourages Australians to celebrate the best aspects of our nation’s welcome of refugees, frankly acknowledge unjust treatment of asylum seekers and refugees and commit to working together to ensure that we do better. In doing this, we celebrate the positive contributions to Australian society made over the past 70 years by the 800,000 Australians who once were refugees, taking inspiration from the second verse of Advance Australia Fair:

Beneath our radiant Southern Cross,
We’ll toil with hearts and hands;
To make this Commonwealth of ours
Renowned of all the lands;
For those who’ve come across the seas,
We’ve boundless plains to share;
With courage let us all combine
To Advance Australia Fair.


Join us in the July school holidays from the 3rd-5th at the Wodonga Sports & Leisure Centre for the Border Bandits Basketball Camp!
To register your attendance and to play online please click here
Places are limited and registration closes at 11pm on the Sunday before the Camp begins.
For any queries please contact the Camp Director, Haydn Kirkwood – banditscamps@hotmail.com or alternatively – 0400 734 424

Please view their official flyer bellow

Come along these Holidays and enjoy a Rugby League Experience

Venue – Sarvaas Park

Date – Monday 10th July

Time – 10am to 1pm

Cost – $40 (Includes NRL Backpack, Water Bottle, Pencil Case, Football and Ball Pump), as well as a BBQ Lunch

Age – Girls and Boys aged 5 to 12

To register

1. http://www.playnrl.com/programs/

2. Type Albury into the search panel

3. Click on the Clinic

4. Follow the link for more details.

5. Contact Dean Whymark 0411159456 if you need any further information.

When: Friday 30 June, 7pm; Saturday 1 July, 2pm & 7pm

Where: Albury Entertainment Centre, 525 Swift Street, Albury

Price: $27.50 Adult, $22.50 Concession, $22.50 Child under 15

Byte-Sized productions would like to invite you to be our guest, as we present our latest production of Beauty and the Beast.

Based on the smash hit 1991 Disney movie and dating back to a late 18th-century classic French fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast tells the story of Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman who feels out of place in her provincial French village. When her father is imprisoned in a mysterious castle, Belle’s attempt to rescue him leads to her capture by the Beast, a grisly and fearsome monster, who was long ago trapped in his gruesome form by an enchantress. The only way for the Beast to become human once again is if he learns to love and be loved in return.

There is a time limit, too: once a magical rose loses all of its petals, all hope will be lost and he will stay a Beast forever. The Beast’s enchanted household-populated by such beloved characters as Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, Cogsworth, and Chip watch anxiously as Belle and the Beast grow to understand and befriend one another. Their feelings grow ever deeper as the clock ticks and petals continue to fall off the enchanted rose. Will they confess their love for one another before it is too late?

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