St Brigid’s jour­neys to Oz

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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. hor­sham­town­ or by call­ing the box of­fice on 5382 9555.

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