Manjimup’s acting talent was on full display in November as crowds flocked to see the local theatre’s final production of the year. The Manjimup Repertory Club performed The Emperor’s Groovy New Clothes, directed by Maree Rooney and Andrea Miolin, from November 19 to 21. Mrs Rooney said she thought the show was well received with more than 300 people attending shows over the weekend. “The feedback that we got was very good, people were entertained and that’s what we set out to do, to entertain people,” she said. “The last matinee on Sunday was virtually sold out and that was a great audience. “Everybody put in 100 per cent and I think the fact that the cast enjoyed themselves during the rehearsals and during the shows, it shone through to the audience, it looked like people were enjoying themselves on stage, and they were, and that always helps with a show. “It was nice to end (the year) on a high.” Mrs Rooney had high praise for young Miranda Maus who played the show’s main character, The Kid. “She did extremely well and we were all amazed at her mature approach to the role, it was really good,” she said. The organisers of the show gave plenty of glimpses from behind-the-scenes through social media in the lead-up to the show, with snapshots of rehearsals and preparation. Mrs Rooney said making a conscious effort to give the audience even more insight into the pre-production of the show was something they would continue to do.