Puddings tap dance for Christmas revellers at Jetty Theatre?

The Jetty Memorial Theatre audience had their first experience of tap dancing Christmas puddings.
The Jetty Memorial Theatre audience had their first experience of tap dancing Christmas puddings. Gemima Harvey

'TIS the season ... to enjoy the company of friends, good food and the music of Christmas.

Sunday afternoon at the Jetty Memorial Theatre in Coffs Harbour had all three, except the "food" came from a song and tap-dancing duo from the group Karolyne Tappers, dressed as Christmas puddings.

The show included a huge variety of performers and they all earned rave reviews from the appreciative audience.

There were dancers performing in hip hop and ballet styles - and then there was the character known as Xaeda, who performed with a multi-pronged candlestick holder on her head.

The audience was entertained by honey-voiced carol singers and there was even a moment of burlesque theatre when a stripping senior from the Urunga Revellers shook her stuff to Barbra Streisand's hit song Second Hand Rose.

Jetty Theatre volunteer, John Miller, said the Christmas concert was one of the highlights of the festive season.

"From the young singers and dancers to the senior performers, the variety show is a platform for these entertainers to gain self-confidence and show their skills," he said.

"You can see the young ones have futures in performing and the older ones are full of vitality and having a ball."

Judy Atkinson was spotted by The Coffs Coast Advocate with her friend Judy Riddel during intermission and both delivered a big thumbs up.

"It's really enjoyable and good fun," they said.

"Great to see these people having a chance to entertain."

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