The big weekend is finally here – this Friday, June 9, and Saturday, June 10, the Montreal Theatre will be the place to be, as local personalities and their singing mentors wow the crowds at Tumut Takes 2.
As expected, the event has already sold out, with the competing pairs hustling hard these past months in order to sell tickets for their chosen charities.
The Tumut Takes 2 concept is simple but brilliant: each performing pair raises money for a different charity of their choice, and the pair that raises the most money wins. The participants also hold fundraising events in the lead-up to the actual concert, with karaoke, raffles, walks, high tea, trivia, and a huge variety of other events being held this year by the competitors.
This weekend all their hard work will pay off, in what is sure to be a memorable evening for all involved.
Host for the night Greg Kabar said he expects the 2017 Tumut Takes 2 to exceed expectations.
“I’m confident this will be our most polished and professional show ever (barring me of course),” he said.
“I’ve seen the acts and they are high energy and lots of fun. The performers have taken fundraising to a new level and we thank the public for supporting the event so comprehensively. It’s now time to have fun, see you at the show!”
This year’s performers are:
Jimmy Goode and Jemima Saunders fundraising for Riding for the Disabled
Anna Thomas and Kate Osgood fundraising for SMART Animal Sanctuary and Rehoming Centre
Megan Gould and Jordan Frail fundraising for Franklin Public School
Emma Peacock and Emily Post fundraising for Riverina Bluebell
Cooryna Ackroyd and Jess Crossman fundraising for Songs for Sam
Will Reynolds and Natasha Proos Fitzsimmons fundraising for Adelong Preschool
Sue Bulger and Helen Russell fundraising for Tumut Women’s Refuge
Heidi Casey and Len Connolly fundraising for Tumut Ladies Hospital Auxiliary
Simon Rossato and Laura Rampling fundraising for the Tumut Hospital Palliative Care Unit
Robin Reid and Trina Thomson fundraising for the Montreal Community Theatre.