Hi Everyone,

As you read this month’s newsletter Patrick and I will be half way through our European adventure! We will visit Rome, Florence, Milan and Naples in Italy, Athens, Santorini, Rhodes and Mykonos in Greece plus Malta as we cruise the Mediterranean. Then it’s over to Ireland taking in Dublin, Tipperary and all things Guinness before we visit friends and relations in England. Our final night will be in London when we will be at the Dominion Theatre to enjoy An American in Paris!!! Are we envious yet?!?

Meanwhile Tim Riessen, in his directorial debut with David Williamson’s play Let the Sunshine, opens with only 8 performances on Thursday 17th August. Bookings are already under way, so please don’t leave it until the last moment as you may well be disappointed.

Although our Karaoke night was only attended by around 30 people, the talent on display was fantastic! Not fair to mention names, especially as I can’t remember everyone, but wow! There were some real surprises amongst the singers – Meg, what a powerful vocalist she is! Patrick had the audience up and dancing as he gave us a very memorable “Mustang Sally”! A stunning version of “All of Me” from Kale nearly brought us to tears and Brad – who knew you had so much voice!?! My thanks to Teresa from Soul Sounds and to all of the members and audience who either provided the entertainment or who were entertained by “Karaoke at the Limelight”.

So what next for the Limelight foyer? Entertainments in the foyer are becoming quite the thing at Limelight and we are on the look-out for more. If you have any suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact me or a committee member – if it’s something you’d like to see there’s almost certainly a crowd of others who’d like to join you! So far, a quiz night is a possibility later in the year – with a theatrical theme, of course. We might be able to lure the Folkin’ Bogans back, and a couple of other small musical groups have expressed an interest. We will always try to keep the cost of these nights to a minimum and welcome your suggestions.

See you at the theatre (we’ll be back for final night!).

All the best

Shelley McGinn