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Stars in Your Eyes 2017

9 August 2017

Lights, Camera, Action! Wanaka’s very own talentshow, Stars in Your Eyes, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Run over three nights in September, audiences will get the chance to watch locals dress up and perform hits from their favourite stars. Past performers include ‘Beyoncé’, ‘The Backstreet Boys’ and ‘Shirley Bassey.’

The success of Stars in Your Eyes over the years has resulted in the Wanaka Musicians Society Inc.
donating approximately $250,000 back to the community. Each year, schools and other institutions are invited to submit a ‘wish list’ for their musical needs which the society endeavours to satisfy, subject to available funds. In addition to this, the society funds a $2,000 Jamie Robertson Scholarship to a Mount Aspiring College pupil. As a consequence of last year’s show, over $11,000 was distributed to local schools and early childhood centres for the continuing development of musical education and experience for the children of our community.

One of the reasons behind the show’s continued success is due to its non-competitive nature, with
everyone working to the same goal—another year of quality performances and entertainment.

The society would like to extend their thanks to audiences and supporters, without whom there would be no show or funds to disburse.

This year’s show promises to be entertainment for all ages, with some big name stars taking to the stage.

Keep an eye out on The Messenger in coming weeks to find out how to purchase tickets to the show which is definitely not to be missed!