So Popera Productions

Opera, Music Theatre & Cabaret

Grease – So Popera Productions

So Popera prides itself on giving the best performance and learning opportunities for local talent in the Illawarra and beyond. We look forward to presenting the Musical ‘Grease’ once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

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It was a time before COVID, and the usual events had happened for running a theatre show. Scripts were arranged, auditions were held. An outstanding cast was selected. Crew EOI’s were applied for, rehearsals had begun and the set from the previous show was dismantled in readiness for the new one. A show with an epic sense of fun for our not for profit theatre group. Grease was the word….and the show must go on!!!

May was to see the opening of Grease the Musical staged at the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre. We were hoping to be able to bring our wonderful performance to the Wollongong stage so its dedicated and supportive audiences could experience some extra joy in their busy lives. But most importantly, give an exceptional educational experience to those aspirational cast and crew who are building their skills in order to work full-time in the future in the industry.

Of course there is always so much more in putting on a stage show that rarely gets seen by the average audience or community member. There are the work placement students that get to learn alongside industry mentors who pass down their knowledge. There are the set design, building and scenic artistry skills that are applied and taught from one enthusiast to the next. There are the workers from local crew and venue staff, from hospitality to venue crew, who get to share their craft.

We need to continue to provide an outlet, a creative space and a ‘family’ for these creatives to keep applying their skills and bringing the highest quality shows to our local area. Funds raised will make it possible for us to keep going until we come to a time when live performances can once again fill our performing spaces and our hearts.

Your kind donations allow us to cover costs for our headquarters, where we store all of our costumes, props and set pieces with creative new stage elements that will feature in our upcoming production of Grease.

And then hopefully, you can come and enjoy the show as much as we will enjoy staging it for you and we can share a moment of creative expression together.

You can follow our progress on our So Popera Facebook page.

Thank you!!!!!

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So Popera Productions are a family run Wollongong based not-for-profit company with a mission to bridge the gap between community theatre and professional theatre in the Illawarra Region.

Established in 2008 So Popera has staged 11 award-winning Musical productions as well as a variety of cabaret and curated showcases – all while developing the proud tradition of providing quality, worthwhile opportunities for emerging artists in the Illawarra Region.

One of the most recent and most successful production staged by So Popera was the hit Broadway musical, Legally Blonde, playing to sold-out houses at the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre.

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Dale Clark

NSW
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Woonona a Medical Practice

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Victor Seymour

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Taylor Cable

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Vonny Winning, Musical Director Out of the Blue Singers, Wollongong

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Joel Larsson

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Anastasia Feneri

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James MacAlpine

WA
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Asmex

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Phillip and Trudie White

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Robyn Lack and Mark Campbell

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Roberto Galanti

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Matthew McNaughton

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Cat Ralph

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Julie Dawson

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Jack Dawson

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Cheryl Radburn

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Kate Sharp

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Jennifer Gray

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Katherine Akele

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Craig Scott

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Anthony Rule

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Kyle Nozza

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Julia Sheppard

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Tanya Boyle

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Anne-Marie Fanning

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Nella Magnante

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Nelson Bowler

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Madison Ballard

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Jayne Kyle

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Courtney Blank

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Wendy Perrow

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Sheree Bunting

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Kurt Topper

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Daniel Tambasco

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Michelle Thomas

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GG

Glenys Grant

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Adele Stewart

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Kylah Harkness

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Elanna Zapirain

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Roberto Galanti

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Paul Bernadette Downing

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John Burdon

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Priscilla Skarpona

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Wendy Starr

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Val Burton

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Kristy McWilliams

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Katie Edwards

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Kelly Duroy

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Sheree Springhetti

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Farrell family

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Kimmie Jonceski

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Taylah Morgan

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Tracy Panecasio

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Matthew Knopp

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Keen family

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Links

Artists Website
http://sopopera.com.au/wp/