COLAC Herald website readers Kathy Niblett-Graham and Kyla Vinton can expect to be swept off their feet this weekend.
Ms Niblett-Graham and Ms Vinton have both won double passes to this weekend’s Colac performance of Syncopation,a heady combination of romance, comedy and ballroom dancing.
The lucky pair won their passes in a Colac Herald online competition.
Colac Otway Performing Arts and Cultural Centre will host Syncopation on Saturday at 8pm.
The show is a funny love story about a Jewish meatpacker obsessed with becoming a star dancer and Anna Bianchi who wants more from life than being a production line seamstress in 1912 New York.
Anna, an Italian Catholic, decides to submit to her curiosity and quest for adventure by learning to dance with Henry – who soon adds Anna to his list of obsessions.
Ultimately they dance and the sparks fly to the jazzy rhythms and haunting melodies of Gershwin, Joplin and Berlin.
“Everyone searches for a true partnership and Syncopation explores how people can overcome differences to create that,” show director Stephen Lloyd Helper.
“Anna’s coming-of-age story is a journey everyone will relate to. It’s fun! It’s a fantastically entertaining night and the dancing is out of this world!” he said.
Justin Stewart Cotta plays Henry after previously working on Happy Feet 2, Home and Away and a range of acclaimed stage productions.
Emma Palmer of Underbelly 11: A Tale of Two Cities and Playschool plays Anna.
Choreographer Mark Hodge, of Dancing with the Stars, described Syncopation as a rollercoaster of joy, challenges, sadness, frustration and the need to escape the constraints of everyday life.
“Henry and Anna’s desire to dance and be great is constantly challenged by the outside world which has us feeling for both of them. Syncopation is about the need to find one’s passion above all else,” he said.