TIME TO CELEBRATE: Jim Maloney, Garyth Walpole, Cassie Smith, Rebecca Beak, and Kaye Walpole.
TIME TO CELEBRATE: Jim Maloney, Garyth Walpole, Cassie Smith, Rebecca Beak, and Kaye Walpole. Contributed

Still in footlights after 20 years of entertainment

IT'S been 20 years and 2500 shows since Footlights opened in Yeppoon.

Audiences have come from all over Australia and beyond to experience the entertainment at Footlights.

It's one the few independently owned and operated theatres in Australia, which also offers a delicious three-course dinner.

More than 30 actors have found professional work at Footlights, their times ranging from six months to 15 years, with many going on to further their careers in performing.

Footlights has a very successful theatre school for children, which provides a solid basis for all aspects of theatre.

Many have graduated to become performers in the Footlights shows.

Kaye and Garyth Walpole brought their talents to Yeppoon from Geelong in Victoria, where they ran a successful theatre for 15 years.

Footlights opened here in 1994 and now 20 years on, many of the past performers are returning to celebrate this great occasion, to make guest appearances.

Jacki Porter will bring back the unforgettable Pauline Hanson, singing and dancing her way through her experiences, Rebecca Beak and Cassie Smith appear as her backing dancers, the Fabulous Paulettes.

Together with the regular cast of Garyth, Kaye, Catherine and Renee Weaver, this promises to be an unforgettable weekend that will keep you laughing from beginning to end.

20th ANNIVERSARY

WHEN: Friday and Saturday October 10, 11.

WHERE: 123 Rockhampton Rd, Yeppoon

TICKETS: 4939 2399 or www.footlights.com.au.



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