DINNER AND A SHOW: Tickets are on sale now for Woolgoolga the Bollywood Musical.
DINNER AND A SHOW: Tickets are on sale now for Woolgoolga the Bollywood Musical. Leigh Jensen

Bollywood spin on Woopi history

THE colour and excitement of Bollywood is coming to Woolgoolga as part of Curryfest's 10th birthday celebrations.

A special Bollywood musical has been written and will premiere at a dinner-plus-show at C.ex Woolgoolga on Thursday, September 24 from 6.30pm.

"Thanks to a grant from the Federal Government's Australia Council for the Arts and C.ex Woolgoolga sponsorship, we are able to put on this very special performance, as well as having elements from the musical performed on the main stage at Curryfest itself," Curryfest committee member Pamela Fayle said.

The popular Brisbane Babas Band will be performing the music and local Coffs Coast dancers will be showcasing their talents with a documentary film crew on hand to record the performance.

"There are also a few cameo roles we are hoping some of our local community will assist us with and Councillor John Arkan has agreed to narrate the musical for us," Ms Fayle said.

"The story has been written, the musicians are putting it to music and rehearsals will take place in September.

"It's a Bollywood-style performance of the story of immigration from the Punjab to Woolgoolga and at the end of the musical there will be an opportunity for the audience to get up and do some Bollywood-style dancing of their own.

"There is a lot of interest in the musical and the performance will be filmed by a crew making a documentary for ABC TV as well as by North Coast TAFE students who will be making a copy to be lodged with Woolgoolga Library."

The ticket price of $45 includes appetisers, main meal and dessert as well as the show, and is a great value evening's entertainment for this historic performance.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. They are available online at http://www.curryfest.com.au from C.ex Woolgoolga or the Visitors Information Centre, or by phoning Pamela Fayle on 6654 7700.



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