Meaningful workshop at Dubbo on Wed 3rd in collaboration with Centacare & Burnside targetting children from underpriveleged families who wouldn’t otherwise get such an opportunity. 50 children joined Munchkinland & Emerald City on stage. “Great Show and workshop in Dubbo, Kids had an amazing time. Can’t wait till it comes to Dubbo again”, said Nicole Stonestreet of Burnside, who assisted Centacare’s Diane Tierney in bringing the workshop to Dubbo. A big thank you to Anne Mills & the management of Dubbo RSL for sharing the vision and generously offering their facilities on the day.
House full show at Lithgow on Mon 1st. Enjoyable collaboration with both La Belle & Absolute dance studios here as well as an interesting pre-show workshop where a large group of local children learnt how to be Munchkins on stage for the show later that day. . Cr Maree Statham, Mayor of Lithgow, thanked the show for giving local children such an opportunity and received a donation of toys for the local hospital.
Shiney the Tinman made a visit to Lithgow on Tuesday as part of The Wizard of Show’s workshop programme for Regional Australia. Excited children at two local dance schools showed off their moves to songs like Tinman’s Rap and Emerald City and worked on their voices and expressions through the evening.
For director Brian Laul & programme co-ordinator Christerine Laul, this interaction with Gay Giblett’s La Belle School of Dancing and Gemma Young’s Absolute Dance Academy only confirmed that performing arts teachers in regional cities are doing a great job within the confines of the facilities and opportunities at their disposal. “It strengthens our resolve to provide them exciting learning and performance experiences”, they say. Students from these two studios will join the Oz cast on stage when the show plays at Lithgow’s Union Theatre on July 1st.
The Oz cast will also do a drama workshop open to the general public at the Theatre from 9-11am on the 1st morning. To register call 4626 7777. Fees: $10.