Dubbo Theatre Company celebrates 60 years with 'Encore'

Dubbo Theatre Company members (from front) Sarah Trainor, Sarah Wonderley, 
Alison Jone, Nicky Wonderley, Jess Haddon, Tonisha Francis, Marissa Peterson
David Gibb, Dannielle Foster, Jo Gibb, Julia Marshall, Olivia Spackman and (back row) Jackson Gibb and James Eddy. Photo contributed.
Dubbo Theatre Company members (from front) Sarah Trainor, Sarah Wonderley, Alison Jone, Nicky Wonderley, Jess Haddon, Tonisha Francis, Marissa Peterson David Gibb, Dannielle Foster, Jo Gibb, Julia Marshall, Olivia Spackman and (back row) Jackson Gibb and James Eddy. Photo contributed.

A diamond anniversary event will see a group that’s part of the cultural fabric of Dubbo share its gifts with the community.

Dubbo Theatre Company is turning 60 and to celebrate the milestone it will perform three huge shows on July 28 and 29.

The group, affectionately known as DATS, is well into rehearsals and looking forward to the big occasion.

“‘Encore: a celebration of 60 years’ will showcase many of the wonderful shows our company has produced over that time,” said Chris Bray, director of this musical and theatrical extravaganza.

“The show is jam packed with show stopping numbers, much loved songs from great musicals, special moments for the company - and of course some guest appearances of our favourite personalities.”

More than 60 performers will take to the stage to sing and dance more than 25 different songs from more than 15 different musicals with memorable solos from the current and future stars of the company.

"'Encore' is a celebration of our company's theatrical history which will have audiences swinging with the music, wanting to jump up and sing and dance and bringing tears to the eyes,” Ms Bray said.

“No time for speeches or formalities.

“The three two-hour performances are simply brimming with entertainment and laughter for everyone."

Tickets are available at Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre.