GEE WHIZ, IT’S OPEN­ING NIGHT IN OZ

Herald Sun - - CONFIDENTIAL -

CELEBRI­TIES gave the yel­low brick road some sparkle when the Wiz­ard Of Oz opened at the Re­gent The­atre last night. Show­biz roy­alty BERT NEW­TON, wife PATTI and their grand­kids LOLA and

SAM (above) were among the star-stud­ded crowd on the red car­pet.

New­ton has played the Wiz­ard three times in var­i­ous other pro­duc­tions.

He said: “The role means you’re work­ing with kids and a dog, which is al­ways in­ter­est­ing.” Other celebri­ties on the red car­pet in­cluded au­thor ZOE FOSTER BLAKE, ac­tor MAVOURNEE HAZEL, and the­atre favourite RHONDA BURCHMORE.

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