Youngstars begin rehearsals

Rising Youngstars.
Rising Youngstars.

The Rising Youngstars Group has announced the cast for its production of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ which will begin rehearsals on Friday.

The group is delighted to have so many youngsters interested in the theatre and has a cast of 59 children/young people from five to 16 years.

The show will be performed at Kirriemuir Town Hall from Wednesday, February 4 to Friday, February 6, 2015 at 7.30 p.m. and Saturday, February 7 at 2.30 p.m.

The main cast members are: Dorothy Gale – Lucy McLaren; Glinda the Good Witch of the North – Amy Baigrie; The Wicked Witch of the West – Abbie McLaren; Scarecrow – Cerys Paterson; Cowardly Lion – Dionne Boyack; Tin Man – Cara Florence; The Wizard of Oz & Professor Marvel – Jason Pan; The Gatekeeper to Oz, Cab Driver & Guard – Callum Gibb; Miss Almira Gulch – Lucy Scarlett; Aunt Em – Catrina Fraser; Uncle Henry – Cameron Graham; Hunk – Freya Crompton; Hickory – Rebekah Mitchell; Zeke – Heather Paterson.

Fiona Retalic is the producer/director and Tommy Baxter is the musical director. Rehearsals restart on Friday, October 24 at Northmuir Hall, Kirriemuir from 6 to 8 p.m.

Tickets go on sale from Friday, November 7 at The Star Rock Shop, Kirriemuir; Garlands, East High Street, Forfar; Forfar Golf Driving Range, Brechin Road, Forfar; and Diann Baxter at diannbaxter@talktalk.net or 07759 491819. Tickets are priced at £9 for adults; concessions £6.

Over the next few weeks the group will be auditioning for the final cast member - Toto.

If you have a dog that looks like Toto, is good with children and loves to act, then contact Rachel Stephens on 07885 737279.