The Envelope Please brings Academy Award-winning songs to Limelight Theatre in Wanneroo

Craigie resident Naomi Cooper and Genevieve Newman are on song for The Envelope Please at Wanneroo’s Limelight Theatre.
Craigie resident Naomi Cooper and Genevieve Newman are on song for The Envelope Please at Wanneroo’s Limelight Theatre.

A CELEBRATION of Academy Award-winning songs is set to hit the right note for Limelight Theatre’s last season of the year.

Devised and directed by Gillian Binks, The Envelope Please pays homage to the best original song category first introduced to the Oscars in 1934.

While the movies weren’t always winners, many of the songs have gone on to become classics.

The play will present some of these through song and dance, including Over the Rainbow, The Way We Were, Fame, Up Where We Belong, What A Feeling, (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life and Let It Go.

Some of the cast of The Envelope Please – Ocean Reef residents Amanda and Rosie Plumridge, Kathleen and Jack Blower, Laura Stephenson and Vanessa Vance.

Binks described the show as a colourful, musical tribute.

“I was keen to do a true theatre Christmas show, which gave opportunities to inexperienced and young performers alongside the more seasoned players,” she said.

“The Envelope Please is the result of me wanting to do something fun and colourful in honour of my dear friend Terry McAuley, a Playlovers stalwart who we lost this year.”

THE ESSENTIALS
What: The Envelope Please
When: 8pm, November 22-24, 29, 30, December 1, 6-8 and 2pm, November 25
Where: Limelight Theatre, Wanneroo
Tickets: www.limelighttheatre.com.au or 0499 954 016