Through the wardrobe doors
IT’S time to get ready for the next magical production from Leongatha Lyric Theatre, which opens on Friday, July 13.
Narnia, the stage adaptation of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, will be brought to life on the stage by a talented young cast.
Lyric Theatre’s Peter McAlpine is thrilled with how the production is coming together.
“We chose this production because it has so many great roles for children. We haven’t really done a production for kids since Grease or for really young kids since The Wizard of Oz,” Mr McAlpine said.
“The lead child characters range in age from eight, to 17. Out of 34 cast members, 21 are kids.”
The four children enter Narnia at a time of high adventure and come away with lessons of courage, selflessness and wisdom that will help them grow.
The children help King Aslan, the great lion of Narnia to save the world from the evil White Witch, who has reigned over the land of Narnia for a century of perpetual winter.
The production team for Narnia includes Scott Miller who is directing his first show with Lyric.
Colin Chandler is music director, Cheryl Connor is choral director and Tania Chalmers is chorographer.
Charles Gruen has been cast as Aslan and Lauren White will be playing the White Witch.
The lead roles for children are Peter, who is being played by Ayden Westaway who is 16.
Kate Ball, 17, is playing Susan, Tom Barker, who is 12, will play Edmund and Morgan Anthony, who is just eight, has the role of Lucy.
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