By KATE GUNN of University of Goroka
The University of Goroka has done it again!In its stage production by final year expressive arts students, UOG has proven that Papua New Guinea has its own home-grown talent in the genre of contemporary performing arts.
A production of the stage musical smash Mamma Mia! was held on campus on Wednesday 14th October and Thursday 15th October 2009, to a fully-packed Mark Solon Auditorium.
The students involved in the musical undertook most production responsibilities: stage management, scene changes; props; music and singing with support and guidance from staff in the expressive arts department.
The students proved to the audience that they had great talent in the areas of expressive dance, singing and acting. Staff and students were impressed by the professionalism of the production, and enjoyed the performance of a contemporary musical drama on stage.
The storyline of the musical was that of a bride-to-be trying to discover the identity of her father in order to feel “complete” for her big day, as told through performances of hit songs by the ‘70s pop group ABBA.
The musical explored the themes of finding your identity; family; love and the mistakes made in life.
For further information please contact:
Ms Kate Gunn
Public Relations & Marketing Officer
The University of Goroka
Ph: (675) 7311 877
Fax: (675) 7321914