Georgina joins George to host Manning Valley Schools Sepctacular

Eleven-year-old Georgina Saad will co-host the Rotary Manning Valley Schools Spectacular with special guest George Houvardas.

Eleven-year-old Georgina Saad will co-host the Rotary Manning Valley Schools Spectacular with special guest George Houvardas.

GEORGINA Saad will be one of the hardest working young performers during this year's Rotary Manning Valley Schools Spectacular.

The 11-year-old has the honour of co-hosting the two concerts alongside visiting special guest George Houvardas, who is most well-known for his role as Carbo in Packed to the Rafters.

Speaking to the Manning River Times, the year six student from St Joseph's Primary School in Taree, is confident and bubbly and looking forward to the experience.

George is excited too.

He was the master of ceremonies for last year's school spectacular concerts at the Manning Entertainment Centre and is ready to do it all again - and delighted to be working with Georgina.

"It was my first time in Taree last year and I had such a great time with the people and of course the talented children of Taree. I just jumped at the chance to come back and do it all again," he said.

He will be welcomed back on stage with open arms as Georgina sings the song Consider Yourself from the musical Oliver.

Throughout the concerts, George and Georgina will introduce the acts and there will probably be some improvisation as they go, which the talented youngster is prepared for.

She's no stranger to the stage, studying drama with Marilyn Connors for the past few years, singing with Helen Monckton and dancing at the Andrea Rowsell Academy of Dance.

She was chosen for the co-hosting role by Katie Hardyman, a local representative of the Australian Children's Music Foundation who is on the team bringing the schools spectacular together.

Katie was impressed by Georgina's talents after seeing her participate in a musical theatre workshop run in Taree by professional performer Rachael Beck earlier this year.

In addition to her co-hosting duties during the schools spectacular she is part of the school's dance group performing to the Taylor Swift song, 'The Best Day' and the musical item from The Sound of Music with Rachael Beck.

The Rotary Manning Valley Schools Spectacular is on at the Manning Entertainment Centre on Wednesday August 27 with concerts at 11am and 7pm. Tickets are available online through the Manning Entertainment Centre or from Movies Games and More in Victoria Street, Taree.

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