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Frontier theater company to benefit from government money to boost arts sector in wake of COVID-19 | border mail

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ALBURY Wodonga Theater Company secured $41,448 in federal government funding to cover the costs of concerts featuring songs from Disney musicals. Let it go! will be presented at the Albury Entertainment Center on August 19 and 20. Director Joseph Thomsen said up to 40 performers will sing and dance to songs from films including Frozen, The Little Mermaid and The Lion King. The money will be used to cover the rental of the hall, which amounts to $20,000, marketing, costumes and lighting. Government Senator Jane Hume said the money came from the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand fund, which aims to help the arts and entertainment sector recover from COVID-19. IN OTHER NEWS: ‘I am pleased to announce that the Albury Wodonga Theater Company has received $41,448 for its Let It Go! project, through the Morrison government’s seventh RISE Fund batch,’ the senator said Hume. “This project will create a major musical theater concert at the Albury Entertainment Centre, with several performances featuring local singers, dancers and live bands.” Meanwhile, the theater company’s next production is The Wizard of Oz which is now in rehearsal ahead of the May shows. It will include a live dog playing the role of Toto. Our reporters work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content: