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The Wizard awaits

Stellar cast: Wizard of OZ leads – Terry Law (Tin Man), Olivia Winchcombe (Dorothy) and Sprout (Toto), Chris Gale (Scarecrow) and Charles Gruen (Lion) – have been working hard in rehearsals.

WIZARD of OZ director Peter McAlpine said the girl chosen to play Dorothy, Olivia Winchcombe, was new to the theatre.

But the 12 year old has boundless talent.

“We had call backs for Dorothy, but she just had something. She was the first to audition and the first name I wrote down,” Peter said.

“We had about eight other girls who came along. It got down to two. It was really close between them, but Olivia prevailed.”

The Star was privy to a rehearsal last Thursday and it was easy to see why Olivia had been chosen. She is the classic ‘triple threat’ – a talented singer, dancer and actor.

Sprout (Toto) may not be quite as talented, but he will play a big role in the show nonetheless.

Peter said about nine dogs had turned up for the audition, but Sprout, who had obedience school training, was judged best in show.

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