Alice in Won­der­land

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CU­RI­OUSER and cu­ri­ouser the cast and crew re­hearse be­hind locked doors in prepa­ra­tion for the gala per­for­mance of the fa­mous fairy tale Alice in Won­der­land.

The spec­tac­u­lar cos­tumes, set, props and act­ing will carry you away into a fan­tasy full of ex­cite­ment and thrills.

Isis State High School drama teacher Mea­gan Gilse­nan said this year’s gala per­for­mance is noth­ing like any­thing the school has per­formed in the past.

“This year we held au­di­tions for all the parts, in­clud­ing all the cast and crew,

“The pas­sion all the stu­dents show is in­spir­ing and we have 40 stu­dents from Year 7 to 12 who make up the cast and crew,” Ms Gilse­nan said.

The school gala per­for­mance is a tra­di­tion that con­tin­ues to grow and the bar is raised with each per­for­mance.

Each year the stu­dents strive for per­fec­tion to en­ter­tain and daz­zle their au­di­ence.

The school gala tick­ets sell out and the cast and crew are once again invit­ing the com­mu­nity to join them all for a night of fan­tasy.

Ms Gilse­nan said she en­cour­ages guests to dress up in theme and to im­merse your­self into the story.

“The hos­pi­tal­ity stu­dents will pro­vide a de­light­ful themed tea party with de­li­cious treats made by the mag­i­cal hands of the cater­ing stu­dents.”

The cast and crew are into the fi­nal weeks lead­ing up to the one-night-only per­for­mance set for Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 7.

The Isis Cul­tural Cen­tre on Churchill St will host the gala and will show­case the best of the arts from the stu­dents of Isis High school.

Ms Gilse­nan said all the stu­dents have worked on the pro­duc­tion for many weeks and have been hands-on from the script to set de­sign.

The per­for­mance has been a closely guarded se­cret with a limited num­ber of guests wel­comed into the closed set re­hearsal.

“The gala night wouldn’t be pos­si­ble with­out the fan­tas­tic sup­port from the school P&C,” Ms Gilse­nan said.

For guests over the le­gal age and wish­ing to de­cline a cup of tea can opt for a stronger brew of hops and bar­ley in a re­fresh­ing al­co­holic bev­er­age dur­ing in­ter­mis­sion.

The per­for­mance prom­ises to carry you away into a fan­tasy dream of won­der and magic.

The stu­dents will use the hol­i­days to fi­nalise sets and cos­tumes in the lead-up to their fi­nal dress re­hearsal set for next week.

Ms Gilse­nan said there is plenty of ner­vous en­ergy in the lead-up to the gala.

“The P&C have been the driv­ing force be­hind the gala each year and they sup­port the stu­dents greatly,” she said.

The evening starts at 5.30pm and you can pur­chase tick­ets from the school of­fice.

PHOTO: JODIE DIXONBIT150916ALICE

WON­DER­LAND: Pre­sent­ing the cast and crew of the up and com­ing gala by the stu­dents of Isis High School.

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