Sneak preview of theatre offering

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on November 7, 2019

PATRONS have the opportunity to get a preview of an upcoming theatre production at this weekends Albany Agricultural Show.

Let’s Shine Brightly, a variety show produced by Albany Light Opera and Theatre Company (ALOTCo), will play on November 30 and De- cember 1 at Albany Port Theatre.

The show has been designed to showcase the talents of people living with a disability.

Emily O’Brien is part of this year’s cast and will be performing her tribute to the Village People’s YMCA at 1.30pm on Friday at the stage located near the food pavilion within the Albany Show showgrounds.

She said she was excited yet terrified to perform at the Show.

But she won’t be alone on the stage – as well as a small ensemble dancing behind her, Ms O’Brien will be performing closely, very closely, with four other dancers.

So close, in fact, you might say they are attached to her.

The unique puppet set-up has been created by ALOTCo’s Sandy O’Doherty and Ms O’Brien felt proud to be chosen to wear it.

“It’s been inspired byan America’s Got Talent performance,” she said.

“When Janet [Let’s Shine Brightly producer] said I could use it for the show, I was gob smacked!”

So don’t forget – Friday at 1.30pm, on the stage near the food pavilion, is where you will find Ms O’Brien performing with her puppet and real co-dancers at this weekend’s Albany Agricultural Show.