Evie Hobson plays Winnie in Winnie The Pooh Kids.
Evie Hobson plays Winnie in Winnie The Pooh Kids. CONTRIBUTED

Winnie The Pooh and Singin' In The Rain combo a treat

TWO magical productions will hit the stage at The J, Noosa, twice in one day next month, courtesy of Sunshine Coast Youth Theatre.

Join Winnie the Pooh and friends in Act I for the classic children's adventure in Winnie The Pooh Kids, and then get your umbrellas ready in Act II for Singin' In The Rain Jr on Saturday, January 21.

The cast of 40 young performers will present the timeless classic Singin' In The Rain, with a youthful, vibrant twist.

All performers are aged between 12 and 16.

In the seventh year of staging summer productions, SCYT director Madison Thew-Keyworth is sure this is set to be a toe-tapping favourite that all members of the family will enjoy.

"From the iconic film back in the '50s to the Broadway show and recent Australia tour, this is a story that captures and enchants the young and old alike,” Thew-Keyworth said.

"It's full of smiles, laughs, amazing dancing and singing - oh yes, and a little bit of rain.”

While book lovers, children and those young at heart celebrate the 90th anniversary of Winnie The Pooh, Sunshine Coast Youth Theatre is set to bring to life everyone's favourite childhood friends.

Winnie the Pooh Kids' cast - all aged between eight and 11 - will provide an opportunity for Coast kids to come face to face with Tigger, Piglet and Winnie the Pooh in the Hundred Acre Woods.

"It's such a joy to work with this young cast to bring to life characters that we all read and loved as kids,” Thew-Keyworth said.

"There's something even more magical about kids infusing these characters with their own youthful experiences and imagination.”

To add to the whole experience, the cast has been lucky enough to work with internationally acclaimed musical director Jo Castelow.

Castelow's knowledge and expertise has provided an amazing learning experience for the cast, and will ensure audiences are treated to beautiful and enthralling sound at the show.

Performances of Winnie The Pooh Kids and Singin' In The Rain Jr are from 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm with an intermission for both.

Cost for the two acts is $25 adult, and $20 senior or student.

Book at www.thej.com.au, The J box office at 60 Noosa Drive or on 5329 6560.