Sopranos to hit the stage
All change: Car parking at Frankston train station will be reduced and free spaces available elsewhere during station redevelopment works. Picture: Gary Sissons
Station parking changes ALTERNATIVE car parking spaces will be made available to commuters while Frankston train station is redeveloped. Works will see 120 spaces at the Beach Street end of the station car park unavailable from Sunday 10 March until late 2018. The Old Law Courts car park, at the corner of Playne and Young streets, will have 120 free all-day parking spaces and Frankston Council will make 50 free all-day spaces at the Mechanic’s Institute car park available. “Careful planning has been undertaken to minimise disruption and while there will be some temporary changes to regular parking, we have worked to offset these impacts,” Frankston Labor MP Paul Edbrooke said. The Level Crossing Removal Authority will lease 50 parking spaces at Bay-
side Shopping Centre for construction workers and LXRA staff. “I thank the Frankston City Council and Bayside Shopping Centre for their participation in making the transition to building a new Frankston Station as easy as possible on our community,” Mr Edbrooke said. “In simple terms, the loss of 120 free spaces has been replaced with 170 free spaces.” LXRA has also leased the 50-space private car park at 122-124 Young Street for construction site use. A temporary train station will be opened while the main train station is demolished and rebuilt to a new design. After the new station is complete late next year, the Old Law Courts will revert to paid all-day and short-term parking, and 122-124 Young Street will revert to paid short-term parking. Neil Walker
THE sopranos are hitting Frankston. The Ten Sopranos, that is. The classically-trained and contemporary singers are getting ready to bring their show that has wowed audiences to Frankston Arts Centre later this month. With more than 300 shows, 1000 ovations, two CDs and a DVD, The Ten Sopranos deliver a varied repertoire of operatic favourites and well-chosen popular songs, “in a spinetingling fashion”. Lead vocalist and director Penny Pavlakis says the strength of the show “is the meticulous detail spent on every note sung”. “It’s a show for true fans of the singing voice,” she said. “I’ve seen many people shed tears when we sing O Danny Boy, and I hear them sing along with John Denver’s Aye Calypso.” Audience members who believe they have the voice to compete may also get a star turn on stage. “There is always someone in the audience who thinks they can out sing the group and we give them the opportunity with La Donna Mobile,” Pavlakis said. The principle soprano has worked with Baz Luhrmann, Tommy Tycho, Secret Garden, Dame Joan Sutherland and Grammy and Brit award-winning conductors and songwriters. With more than 1000 performances across the world, she will bring star power to the Frankston stage few can match. “All in all it’s a night of feelgood entertainment featuring 10 very gifted singers,” Pavlakis said. n The Ten Sopranos will be hosted at Frankston Arts Centre on Saturday 24 March, 8pm (110 minutes including interval). See artscentre.frankston.vic.gov.au or call 9784 1060 for more details and tickets.
The Voice: Penny Pavlakis will lead The Ten Sopranos at Frankston Arts Centre this month.
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Frankston Times 12 March 2018
Frankston Times 12 March 2018