OZ IS ON AT OLD MILL NOW WITH MORE ELVIS

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Theatre -

THIS Novem­ber and De­cem­ber, you could be off to see the wizard, the won­der­ful wizard of Oz, with a fam­ily pan­tomime ver­sion of The Wizard of Oz on at Old Mill The­atre.

In this ver­sion, Aunt Em joins Dorothy and Toto as they travel to Emer­ald City.

On the way, they col­lect Scare­crow, Cowardly Lion and Tin Man as well as Elvis Pres­ley, who has been tour­ing Oz and can’t find his way home.

South Perth di­rec­tor Ma­ree Gray­den said it was in­spired by the suc­cess of a sim­i­lar pan­tomime ver­sion of Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs last year.

Gray­den is de­ter­mined to in­tro­duce peo­ple to the­atre.

“I have dou­bled the rec­om­mended num­ber of munchkin and mon­key roles to give as many op­por­tu­ni­ties as pos­si­ble for young peo­ple to tread the boards,” she said.

“I’ve been ex­tremely for­tu­nate in the breadth of the­atre knowl­edge and tal­ent within the adult cast. They have the skills and ex­pe­ri­ence to re­ally own their char­ac­ters and have an ab­so­lute ball with the au­di­ence.”

Ari­anne West­cott-King stars in TheWiz­ard­o­fOz.

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