Hills Gazette (Kalamunda) - - TRANSFORMING MIDLAND -

BUD­DING ac­tors from Fo­cus Mu­sic Mu­si­cal Theatre Group are ready to hit the stage for an adap­tion of Wicked the Mu­si­cal.

Writer/di­rec­tor Lee Morunga, who per­formed with The Lion King, said Wicked Ju­nior fea­tured the much-loved char­ac­ters from The Wizard of Oz.

“The show fea­tures the Wicked Witch of the West, El­phaba Thropp, and the Good Witch Galinda Up­land, who tell their story as young teens,” she said.

“The mu­si­cal is all about their life grow­ing up at Shizz Univer­sity and how the char­ac­ters Scare­crow, Tin Man and the scared lion come about.”

Ms Morunga said Ngahina Dunn, Abby Letts, Jarni Sy­den­ham and Hay­ley Dolling would take on the shared roles of El­phaba and Galinda.

“Th­ese bud­ding Kala­munda tweens are ready to take on the world,” she said.

“All 12 stu­dents have worked su­per hard over the se­mes­ter learn­ing songs, chore­og­ra­phy, scripts, char­ac­ter work, cos­tume changes and cues.

“I am in­cred­i­bly proud to have a bunch of wickedly tal­ented and com­mited young mu­si­cal theatre per­form­ers.”

Wicked Ju­nior is show­ing on Satur­day, June 23, at 5pm at the Kala­munda Per­form­ing Arts Cen­tre. To book, call 0402 938 733 or tick­ets avail­able at the door, adults $20, kids $5, chil­dren un­der five free.

Pic­ture: David Baylis­mu­ni­ d484045

Mu­sic theatre teacher Lee Morunga (cen­tre) sur­rounded by stu­dents from the pro­duc­tion of Wicked Ju­nior.

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