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The cast and crew of Circular Head Christian School’s production of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ are in full rehearsal mode ahead of the show’s opening night in late October. Pictures: Bodey Dittloff.

Drama. Hours of costume design, dance routines and stage rehearsals are coming to fruition for Circular Head Christian School’s latest production.

Students from kinder to grade 12 have been immersing themselves in Lewis Carroll’s fictional classic, ‘Alice in Wonderland’, with organisers creating a primarily dance-based adaption to showcase to audiences in late October and early November.

CHCS dance teacher Sue Thrower said the production provided an opportunity for children of all ages to be involved, with around 50 taking part behind the scenes and on stage.

“A few of the kids thought Alice in Wonderland would be really colourful,” she said.

“We thought it would be a good thing for them to work towards. A lot of them have never been on stage before.

“You see them improve . . . In the end, you want the kids to be enjoying it.”

Preparing for the production has been a year-long project: the school holding auditions in late February with dance practice and dress rehearsals running since late March.

Many of the props and costumes have been designed and handmade, with Mrs Thrower praising the efforts of parents and students for helping complete the final product.

“It’s starting to come together – they’re doing a really great job,” she said.

“There’s been a lot of help, which is fabulous. We couldn’t do it without them.”

A matinee show at Smithton Christian Fellowship will open the schedule on Thursday October 30, with two additional performances on the following Friday and Saturday; the latter including a sit-down high tea.

For more information, contact Circular Head Christian School on 6452 2379.

 

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