Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Things to Do This Week

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Things to Do This Week

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James & The Giant Peach


Saturday, June 9

By Roald Dahl, adapted by David Wood, music by Matt Baker, directed by Laura Cooney

WHEN James Henry Trotter accidentally drops a bag full of magic by the old peach tree, something strange begins to happen... Join James and his motley assortment of over-sized friends in this innovative musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved children's classic, James and the Giant Peach. Revel in the fantasy of this fully-staged production and let your imagination take a journey around the world ... on a peach as big as a house! Children and adults alike will delight in following James on his adventure away from the misery of life with the horrible Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker and into the Giant Peach with companions Old Green Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybird, Miss Spider and, of course, funny old Earthworm.


The Mates Exhibition No 2 by Roy Huff and Merv Nairn

Botanic Gardens Lagoons Gallery

Saturday, June 9 from 9am to 4pm

THE two mates, Roy and Merv, are still painting and in their second exhibition at the Botanic Gardens Lagoons Gallery, the artworks relate to Mackay's 150-year history. Their exhibition showcases some of the familiar historical buildings, landmarks and industry of Mackay from its earliest days till now. Come along and see how many buildings of Mackay you can recognise; buildings which are still being used today. The exhibition will be complemented with some historical photos of Mackay. The Botanic Gardens Lagoons Gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday 9am to 4pm.



Breezes Mackay Morning Melodies 2012


Friday, June 15

LA PRIMA Opera's show Ovation showcases some of Australia's hottest opera singers performing the most beautiful music ever written. Fresh from starring as Alfredo in Oz Opera's La Traviata, Ovation features tenor Jason Wasley, Australian-born international soprano Alison Rae Jones who has starred on the West End as Mabel in Pirates of Penzance, popular, fast-rising and critically acclaimed Melbourne Opera star Phillip Calcagno and Australian Opera mezzo soprano Caroline Vercoe. …

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