Fringe program ready to fire

Chloe FraserBusselton Dunsborough Times

Capes talent will be front and centre when the LiveLighter Busselton Fringe Festival opens later this month.

Local and visiting artists will showcase a handful of artistic media across the festival program including theatre, stand-up comedy, visual art, dance, circus, musical theatre and burlesque.

The festival’s official opening will be held at the Weld Theatre tomorrow, with most of the festival’s program starting later this month.

Performers from Capes theatre groups including Acting Up, Bare Naked, the Busselton Repertory Club and Dunsborough’s Wild Capers Theatre Group will also get in on the action, performing a mix of theatre, comedy and musical acts.

Margaret River’s community choir Riversong will perform at the Weld Theatre on Saturday, February 24 as part of the Fringe’s choir concert.

Under the direction of Ruth Boyd, Riversong will sing an array of music including some quirky Boyd originals.

After the success of last year’s Fringe concerts, Divas Through the Decades and Musical Favourites, Busselton singer and actress Emma Louise Nisbet hits the stage on February 23 and 24 with her Rock Legends concert.

She will explore rock favourites from Queen to Guns N Roses.

Wild Capers’ Tricia Mothersole will bring Bed Among the Lentils from Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads to the Acting Up studio from March 2.

The group made its festival debut at last year’s Busselton Fringe, selling out six consecutive nights and going on to perform at this year’s Perth Fringe World Festival.

Meanwhile, Busselton Repertory Club’s Degan Haggart will make his directing debut with a fresh and diverse series of one-act plays showing from Tuesday, February 27, to Thursday, March 1.

Bare Naked’s Mazey O’Reilly will also feature on the festival program with musical comedy ABBAcadabra from February 23-26.

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