Staging a concert-style performance is a definite challenge. Rather than following a script and staging that has been done many times before, PPA is breaking new ground by performing snippets of the best-loved songs from 40 years of shows. Making these songs flow has been a huge challenge, but the directors of the show have worked tirelessly to make magic happen. It’s all coming together as opening night draws nearer.
Pukekohe Performing Arts are presenting 40 Years of PLOC - A Musical Celebration of People in Theatre. PLOC (Pukekohe Light Opera Company) was the club’s former name, and to celebrate the group’s 40th anniversary a show is being staged that draws on many of the fabulous productions that have been performed at Harrington Theatre over the years. Snippets of songs have been woven together to create a tapestry that celebrates the true colours of performers in this close-knit community. The show features song from past productions such as Les Miserables, Jesus Christ Superstar, Oliver, South Pacific, Fiddler on the Roof, The Sound of Music, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and many more. More important than the songs are the people, and that’s what this show celebrates. The club hunted down some of the past performers from the original productions, and they’ll be featured throughout the show. A solid chorus of talented performers, both old and new, deliver the music. Where possible the original performers have been given the songs they performed previously to restore to their former glory. Included in the show will be memorabilia from past productions, adding a touch of nostalgia to proceedings. This is not just a production. It’s a true celebration of the history of performing arts in the Franklin community.
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