FOR Entertainers Anonymous performer Sophie Livitsanis, the chance to sing one of her favourite carols in a 140-year-old theatre is truly a Christmas gift.
Performing O Holy Night, Entertainers Anonymous will join some of Ballarat’s best talent on stage when A Ballarat Christmas brings a carols by candlelight atmosphere to Her Majesty’s Theatre this Wednesday.
“We’re highly excited to sing such a beautiful song in such a beautiful space,” Ms Livitsanis said.
Theatre manager Graeme Russell said Her Majesty’s was producing its own Christmas show for the first time.
He said A Ballarat Christmas was built entirely with local performers to reflect Ballarat’s impressive talent pool.
“We’ve approached Entertainers Anonymous and local companies presenting shows within the next six months,” he said.
“Ballarat has so much talent, it didn’t seem sensible to bring anyone in from outside. I know the performers and we’ve got some of the best Ballarat has to offer.”
Music from Her Majesty’s renowned Compton theatre organ will add to the atmosphere while the audience will also have the chance to sing along with their favourite Christmas carols.
Hosted by WIN TV’s Bruce Roberts, A Ballarat Christmas includes performances from members of the BCMA ensemble and Joel Parnis.