Dancers tell orphan’s tale
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.