Arts & Entertainment

The Wizard Of Oz

Lucy Durack, Samantha Dodemaide, Alex Rathgeber, John Xintavelonis, Eli Cooper. Photo: Jeff Busby

The world-renowned musical, The Wizard Of Oz is touring around Australia early next year, providing audiences with a recreation of the classic and much-loved film of the past.

The musical is very popular amongst audiences and is a favourite to many, following the story of Dorothy who will be played by a new and upcoming star. Jemma Rix who plays the Wicked Witch of the West said,

“I really hope all audiences really love and enjoy the musical! So far, I think the response from audiences has been really good, everyone seems to be enjoying it and getting in to it, a lot of kids have dressed up which is really great to see.”

Heroine Dorothy Gale finds herself in the magical land of Oz, where she travels and along the way finds friendship and adventure. New songs have been written for the musical to keep it new and original for audiences to watch.

“We got some brilliant new songs written for the performance which is really exciting. A song I sing is called Red Shoes Blues, so it’s a song wanting the ruby slippers and I have a voodoo doll of Dorothy, so I have fun with that. It’s quite a big song and adds something extra for the opening of act two,” Rix said.

Playing the part of the Wicked Witch of the West, Rix had a big role to play.

“It’s been fun, I think she’s a lot more evil than Elphaba Thropp from Wicked who I played recently which has been really fun and interesting to explore.”

This musical will be a fun treat for all individuals and families to enjoy over the New Year.

Dec 30-Jan 5. Capitol Theatre, 13 Campbell St, Haymarket. $49-$100. Tickets & Info: www.ticketmaster.com.au

By Jade Morellini.

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