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Director Judith Colquhoun
Musical Director Matt Greenwood
Choreographer Belinda Hassall
October 21, 22, 28, 29, November 3,4,5 at 8 pm
Matinees 29 October 5 November at 2pm
and Twilight Performance 5pm 30 October
at the Q Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre
www.theq.net.au or (02) 62856290
Tickets $40 Concessions and
Thurs/Fri night special $35
Queanbeyan Players presents
Amateur production by special arrangement with dominic PTY LTD and Samuel French PTY LTD.
All ages ~ Junior to our
Modern – Latin, New Vogue, Social.
LEARN TO DANCE
AND KEEP FIT
Tuggeranong Community Centre
Enquiries and bookings to Dale
on 6296 4009 or 0407 066 110
Isabella Plains Primary School,
130-140 Ellerston Ave,
A CENTRE PIECE
BY JOHN KOLVENBACH
DIRECTED BY JORDAN BEST
IF HAPPINESS IS A STATE OF
MIND, THEN LIFE’ S JUST A
SILLY LOVE SONG
A fun, sophisticated and sexy
story about love, life a nd loss,
Love Song ex plores the power
of imagination, and questions
perceptions of rea lity and
illusion . Is love a delusion, or
can the desire and energy of new
love generate its ow n reality?
5-8 OCT 8PM | 12-15 OCT 8PM
CONC. & GROUPS $37
U26 $32 | MAT $25
TEL : 6285 6290
A classic tale retold
By Joni Scanlon
Magical: Peita Chappell and Nicole Hall star in Wizard of Oz.
Picture: Sandi Keynes.
The Wizard of Oz
Where: ANU Arts Centre
When: October 7-22
Bookings: Call 6257 1950 or
For dinner and show: Call 6257 2718
One of the most-loved stories
across generations is being
brought to life in Canberra.
The Wizard of Oz, presented by Phoen-
ix Players, is on show at the ANU Arts
Centre until October 22.
The Wizard of Oz tells the story of a
young Kansas farm girl named Dorothy
who is whisked away by a tornado to the
magical land of Oz.
There she meets the lovely people of
Munchkinland and, assisted by Glinda
the Good Witch, she starts her quest to
Emerald City to find the mighty Wizard of
Oz. She is joined on her quest by a
Scarecrow, a Tin Woodsman and a
Cowardly Lion. But the Wicked Witch of
the West and her flying monkeys seek to
stop their journey.
Director Kelda McManus said The
Wizard of Oz play is based on the 1939
‘‘Most people in this generation will
tend to know the film more than the
book,’’ she said.
While many theatregoers will be fam-
iliar with the film, one scene that didn’t
appear was called the Jitterbug. Orig-
inally in the film the Wicked Witch
comments to her flying monkeys that
she has sent a bug to slow down Dorothy
and her friends and ‘‘take the fight out of
them’’. It was a Jitterbug sent to stop
them and make them dance until they
‘‘They filmed it and it took about six
weeks to film, but when it came to
putting the film together they cut it,’’
The run time of the film was too long
and so the scene never made it to the
big screen, but it is included in the play.
‘‘We’ve decided to include it and I
think it’s actually one of the highlights of
the show,’’ she said.
The big dance number has proved to
be popular with audiences.
‘‘It’s quite a big undertaking to do The
Wizard of Oz because they have such a
large cast,’’ McManus said.
‘‘In our production the munchkins are
played by children so there’s a cast of 48
in the show, 20 of which are children.’’
There is also a 20-piece orchestra and
more than 20 staff are involved with
As well as working with children,
McManus breaks the popular acting
rule of never working with animals.
‘‘Toto is played by a Cairn Terrier
whose name is Lilly,’’ McManus said.
‘‘Lilly has been in rehearsal with us for
three weeks now.’’
Lilly is a champion dog who comes
from a kennel which is ironically called
McManus also directed the The Wiz-
ard of Oz in 2000, which was the first big
show she had directed.
‘‘It almost became a bit of a bench-
mark because no matter what show I did
after, that would never be as difficult as
wrangling 20 children on stage,’’ she
‘‘I’ve never directed a show twice and
I thought to myself I really want to come
back to do The Wizard of Oz because
there’s a few things I wanted to do last
time we couldn’t do.’’ McManus hopes
that people bring their children and
grandchildren along to see the perform-
ance and to share the experience with a
‘‘It’s a story that everybody enjoys,’’
‘‘I try and tell people just because it
has children in it doesn’t make it a kids
show – it’s a show for all ages.’’
FOR WEEK BEGINNING
OCTOBER 11, 2011
© Alison Moroney, 2011
© Alison Moroney, 2011
You may have experienced disappointments in achieving your
goals or around friendships. However, during October 11-13 you
instinctively possess knowledge, enabling better management.
Your imagination is fired with dreams of success during October
11-13, inspiring others as you reach for those dreams. Consequently,
you will progress successfully towards those goals.
Your mind is like a sponge during October 11-13, absorbing
knowledge, impressions, philosophies, as well as the thoughts and
feelings of others. Being “in the know” proves to be advantageous.
During October 11-13 your own experiences inspire compassion for
others who have suffered similar plights to yourself. Your understanding
enables you to instinctively make the right decisions then.
The stellar trends of October 11-13 are extremely favourable for
profit-making activities, especially in situations where someone else
also benefits from these same activities.
There’s a natural rhythm to life that is evident in all your work-
related activities and associations during October 11-13, resulting in
impressive and stylish progress.
Your heart and imagination are drawn to those who need you most
during October 11-13, ensuring your time is spent helping those you
love. The object of your affections may be a child or a romantic interest.
Capricorn natives will taste a morsel of prosperity in relation to their
financial activities and working life during October 11-13. Planning,
vision and effort combine to produce excellent prospects.
October 11-13 are delightful days as a result of activities and interests
associated with the home, family, property, social activity, and money,
namely because you possess the ability to create an ideal environment.
Your mood is quite dreamy and your ideals high during October
11-13, as personal philosophies guide your footsteps during life. In
many ways you will feel blessed by your personal circumstances.
You are particularly sensitive to others’ thoughts and feelings during
October 11-13, ensuring the right atmosphere for fostering close
relationships. Peace reigns within the home.
Whilst disappointments may have plagued you in recent times, you
will be comforted by home and family during October 11-13. Rest
assured that the help you receive will make a difference.
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