KATE GUNN of UOG
THE University of Goroka (UOG) has done it again!
UOG, for those who came in late, is famous in the 1970s for hit productions like Ipi Tombi and Jesus Christ Superstar.
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 for two nights last week 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 1970s pop group ABBA.
The musical explored the themes of finding your identity; family; love and the mistakes made in life.
The picture shows talented students in the musical giving great entertainment to their audience.