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Adults only

Kids galore: back, Elly Egan and Taylor Clark; front from left, Amelia Dunn, Kaitlyn Gale, director Peter McAlpine and Hayden Lindsay. Although Lyric has been overwhelmed by children, few adults have stepped forward.

DIRECTOR Peter McAlpine has been overwhelmed by dozens of potential Munchkins and other pint sized players for Lyric Theatre’s production of The Wizard of Oz.

Auditions were held last weekend, as well as last night (Monday). Another one will occur tonight (Tuesday) and tomorrow between 7pm and 10pm.

But according to Mr McAlpine, adult actors seem to be under the misapprehension there are few adult roles on offer. In fact, there are about 20 adult roles up for grabs.

“Amongst those who have auditioned there have been some fantastic performances, and some real surprises,” he said.

Mr McAlpine admitted to not liking the audition process, as there were always disappointments.

“You try to make it all as painless as possible. Really we’re looking for the timbre in people’s voices, their diction,” he said.

“If they direction well that’s usually a good sign. Most of the kids we don’t know. They can walk in and open their mouth and really surprise.

“Our main problem at the moment is that we need more adults to audition. We welcome adult actors to come to audition tonight or tomorrow night. They can turn up and we’ll slot them in.”

Call president Glenda Smith on 5655 1163 for more details or to book an audition. Auditions will take place at 13 Watson Road, Leongatha.

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