FRUGAL FAVOURITE: Morning Melodies opens on Wednesday, February 12 with What's New Pussycat - a celebration of 1960s music and laughter, including morning tea for just $20.
FRUGAL FAVOURITE: Morning Melodies opens on Wednesday, February 12 with What's New Pussycat - a celebration of 1960s music and laughter, including morning tea for just $20.

Grab your chance for a peep behind the scenes

YOU can take an exclusive free look behind the scenes of the Laycock Street Community Theatre during Seniors Week, which runs from February 12-23.

The 45-minute tours on Monday, February 17, will give access to the main stage, backstage, dressing rooms and bio box (technical centre) as the theatre heads into a stellar line-up in 2020.

While it's a cliche, there really is something for just about everyone on this year's Laycock St Theatre program, from local to national and international productions.

Genres cover musical theatre to ballet, comedy to classical, and country music to the legends of rock, as well as fun programs to share with the grandkids.

Central Coast Council Arts and Culture section manager Chris King said the Laycock St Theatre delivered more than 245 productions every year.

"Our popular Morning Melodies productions also return in 2020, where audiences can enjoy a morning tea and show for only $20," he said.

Always a favourite with seniors for an affordable morning's entertainment, this year's Morning Melodies program is set to open on Wednesday, February 12, with What's New Pussycat?

Other Morning Melodies for this year will include tributes to Carole King, Olivia Newton-John, Liza Minnelli to Shirley Bassey and Billy Joel, and a performance by longtime favourite Karen Knowles.

As part of the general program, on February 22, you can celebrate The Superstars of Country: Then & Now with Hayley Jensen and Jason Owen in a spectacular two-hour showcase.

Cost is $59 for adults.

And for those who like their music with a little more edge, The AC/DC Story on Saturday, February 22, is a three-hour interactive performance including film clips, interviews and rare photographs, combined with a live performance from Accadacca.

It traces the band from its humble origins to the death of Bon Scott and its highlights under Brian Johnson.

Cost is $65 for adults.

Then, from March 6-21, you can support Gosford Musical Society talents presenting Mamma Mia the musical, with tickets from $48 for adults.

Other highlights include the Victorian State Ballet presenting Snow White on Saturday, May 2, and the James Morrison Quintet on Saturday, October 3.

The Seniors Week Behind the Scenes Tours start at 10am, 11am and noon on Monday, February 17, with a 20-person maximum per tour timeslot on the day.

Phone the box office on (02) 4323 3233 to register your tour interest or book for any of the shows, or go to centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/theatres/whats-on.


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