Preview to Christmas Carols Spectacular at Morisset Showground on December 7

TRIPLE THREAT: Singer, actor and dancer Nathan Foley will perform at the Christmas Carols Spectacular at Morisset Showground on Saturday, December 7.

TRIPLE THREAT: Singer, actor and dancer Nathan Foley will perform at the Christmas Carols Spectacular at Morisset Showground on Saturday, December 7.

THIS year's Christmas Carols Spectacular at Morisset Showground will literally finish with a bang.

The event, staged last year by Bonnells Bay Salvation Army at its church, was so popular it outgrew the venue.

So, this year, the event has been shifted to the showground.

Award-winning star of stage and screen, Nathan Foley, is the main attraction - besides Santa, of course.

Other performers will include Conor Smith (a 2019 entrant in The Voice), Central Coast Ukulele Band, Super Hubert, Deborah Lee Dance Academy, Susan Penno and Red Dove Choir.

Nathan Foley - Showreel

Event producer and entertainment coordinator, Toni Stevens, said the fireworks lined up this year would be something special.

"Last year, the fireworks were hailed as the best on the Central Coast or Newcastle," Ms Stevens said.

"Our secret? The pyrotechnics technician is part of our organising committee."

She said the fireworks would prove to be a fitting finale to a great night of family entertainment on Saturday, December 7.

"I have been very careful in my selection of performers this year, inviting back some of the best from 2018 and virtually auditioning most of the others," Ms Stevens said.

KIDS STUFF: Super Hubert.

KIDS STUFF: Super Hubert.

"The calibre of all performers is very high, be they professional, semi professional or amateur."

Ms Stevens said she was rapt to have Foley performing at the carols.

Although Foley is well known for getting his start on the children's television show Hi-5, he had since gone on to establish himself as one of Australia's genuine triple threat artists who had performed in musical theatre, on television, and on stages around the world, she said.

Foley is currently touring the world as a guest entertainer showcasing his solo variety shows for major cruise liners.

In 2016, he was named Princess Cruises Entertainer Of The Year, from a field of more than 2000 entertainers worldwide.

Foley also appeared in the controversial musical Jerry Springer the Opera, at the Sydney Opera House, alongside David Wenham.

That was followed by his starring role in Grease On The Beach, playing Kenickie, and a tour with the worldwide musical smash hit Mamma Mia.

"Nathan even entered in The Voice in 2019, which is all about the judges mentoring contestants," Ms Stevens said.

" My question at the time was 'What on earth could those judges teach Nathan Foley?' He is truly one of Australia's most dynamic and energetic performers."

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