Dancers tell or­phan’s tale

Central Otago Mirror - - CENTRAL NEWS - By EMMA DAWE

THE story of a young or­phan, who dreams of be­ing a dancer, is set to come to life on Sun­day.

Dancers from Cas­sidy’s Dance­world will per­form Or­phan Lot­tie’s Lucky Day, which was writ­ten by Mar­i­lyn Cas­sidy.

It’s the first time in sev­eral years the lo­cal dance teacher has put on a show with her dancers, as the cost had be­come too pro­hib­i­tive to put on pro­duc­tions ev­ery year, Mrs Cas­sidy said.

Two per­for­mances will be held at the Alexan­dra Me­mo­rial The­atre on Sun­day — at 2pm and 5.30pm — with not only young dancers in­volved, but also adults, high school pupils and mem­bers of the lo­cal scout group, she said.

The pro­duc­tion is en­tirely dance, and in­cludes bal­let, jazz and tap.

Mrs Cas­sidy said the dancers had been re­hears­ing for the past two months, and there had been a huge amount of work in­volved in putting the pro­duc­tion on.

‘‘But it’s worth it when you see the looks on the kids’ faces.’’

Tick­ets are $10 for adults, $5 for chil­dren and are avail­able at the door.

Run through: Re­hears­ing a scene from the pro­duc­tion Or­phan Lot­tie’s Lucky Day are Ruby-May Tay­lor, 10, from Cromwell, left, Shelby Davidson, 10, from Alexan­dra, Brylee Buchanan, 11, from Cromwell and Shanae Forbes, 8, from Roxburgh, who are all play­ing or­phans, Court­ney An­der­son, 11, from Cromwell, play­ing the Pink Pan­ther, and Megan Bell, 10, from Cromwell, play­ing Lot­tie.

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