ALOTCO’s very own ‘All-Abilities’ performing group
‘Let’s Shine’ was conceived in 1998 to give people living with a disability an opportunity to perform on stage, singing, dancing and acting with the embellishments of costumes, lighting, sound, scenery and props, in a safe supportive environment. The first show had the full support of the ALOTCo committee. When the final curtain fell, it was realised that the production had resulted in a huge personal reward for all involved.

The second show was ‘Let’s Shine Again’ in 2009, then ‘Let’s Shine Forever’ in 2014, which won the City of Albany Australia Day Event of the Year. In 2017 we produced ‘Let’s Shine Together’ and in 2019 ‘Lets Shine Brightly’.
The next show ‘Lets Shine Always’ is planned for late 2025 delayed due accessible upgrades in entrance ramp, audience and cast toilets, and backstage new gradient ramp.

Fortunately, there have been some collaborative opportunities to perform with Breaksea in 2021 with a musical ‘View from the Magpies Nest’. which was written by Naomi Lake (supported by local author Dianne Wolfer) and choreographed Emily O’Brien (supported by local dancer Rita Bush) and music by local John Brain. Both Naomi and Emily are part of the all-abilities dancers. Past member Matt Ward is the Director of Breaksea, Let’s Shine are appreciative of the opportunity to perform in his inclusive production.

Collaboration dances performed at the Albany Entertainment Centre (AEC):

  • 2022 - Seachange – performed at AEC, Great Southern Ability Festival and Australia Day@Middleton Beach
  • 2023 - The Magical Weedy Seadragon – performed at AEC & Great Southern Ability Festival
  • 2024 - TBA? –at the AEC on the 12th July 2024

Let’s Shine Director Janet McArtney (involved since 1998)
Assistant Jodie James
To avoid confusion when booking tickets, patrons requiring wheelchair access need to book directly with Paperbarks as there is allocated seating to allow ease of access.
9842 8044 or at Paperbarks, 240 York St, Albany

Also please call ALOTCo if you require Wheelchair/Carer seating on 0459 589 133 to inform us of your booking details and ticket information so we know you are coming and can set up your requirements and have you seated as smoothly as possible.
The ALOTCo Committee is dedicated to ensuring its members safety. ALOTCo will continue to follow the State Government health advice in relation to COVID 19. By purchasing a ticket or becoming a member you are agreeing to abiding by any rules reinstated by the State Government, including but not limited to mandatory vaccination and mask wearing. Please don’t attend if you are unwell or have experienced cold or flu symptoms recently. A refund can be organised by calling 0459 589 133 if you are unable to attend due to COVID, colds or flu.


The Albany Light Opera Company was established in 1962. The aims of the Company is to provide an opportunity for those people who wish to display their performing talents and provide entertainment for the population of Albany and surrounding districts.

We at ALOTCO are very proud of the Albany Port Theatre and its history and our tradition of providing high quality entertainment. We continue to provide an artistic outlet for many fine and enthusiastic performers and musicians from the Albany district and several of our former members have gone on to careers in the arts in Australia and internationally.
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