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With two stellar performers like these there is not much to say that hasn’t been said. Nancye Hayes has been gracing musical stages from her debut as a leading lady in Sweet Charity (1967) to playing Mrs Higgins in My Fair Lady not so long ago. She keeps working, in both musicals and plays, and keeps smiling. Her friendship with Todd McKenney is obvious. They have worked together for many years, since they met playing in 42nd Street. Todd has been an Australian favourite for many years both on Stage and on TV, and he has the same irrepressible optimism.

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It’s no wonder the Family Gala has been a great favourite for the past few years. It was a riot of music, songs, dance and amazing tricks with hoops on roller skates plus a juggling bear and that was just the first 3 acts!

Books & Literature 9.0
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UK historian, archaeologist and television presenter, Alexander Langlands, goes back in time to look at the art of traditional crafts and what we have lost through factory-style production, including the ability to think in a considered way about what we are making.

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As one half of the famous Carpenters singing duo, Richard Carpenter had the world at his feet.  Although dubiously endorsed by American President Richard Nixon as being ‘what’s true and best about America’, they continued their hit-making ways for years.  It wasn’t until his sister Karen’s sad death in 1983 that Richard Carpenter faced the harsh realities of pop stardom.

Books & Literature 10.0
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Armed only with her instincts and some scant personal information from a brief encounter, frustrated journalist Sarah Burrows jets off to Europe with her ex’s best mate in search of a missing person. But to get the story, they’ll have to learn to navigate Europe and their tricky personal circumstances.

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Originally a 1942 film starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire, later developed as a stage musical by Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge. It translates to the stage remarkably well.

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