St Brigid’s journeys to Oz
Wimmera audiences are days away from a trip to the Land of Oz with students from Horsham’s St Brigid’s College.
A cast of about 60 performers and up to 15 backstage crew will perform The Wizard of Oz at Horsham Town Hall across three nights, starting tomorrow.
Teacher Vicki Thomas said the ‘traditional show’ would follow the story of an iconic quartet – Dorothy, the Lion, the Scarecrow and the Tin Man – who everyone knows and loves, but with modern twists.
She said she was excited to see performers grow and develop in what was a surprisingly challenging production.
“Because it is a traditional show you would think it would be very straight forward, but there are some really challenging dance numbers, and there’s tap dancing too,” she said.
“There are a lot of different elements that help to tell the story and if you rush that you can miss the richness of the musical.
“I’m so excited to see where the arts are going in the Wimmera. All the avenues available for performing are amazing.”
• Horsham College students are also busy rehearsing for their production of School of Rock at Horsham Town Hall from August 15 to 17.
People can book tickets for both musicals online at www. horshamtownhall.com.au or by calling the box office on 5382 9555.