When the parade passes by….

To join the River Festival Parade on Saturday 25th October you need to meet Tyson and the amtc group at the Nowra Showground at 10am where the Wizard Of Oz truck will be parked under the trees on the Southern side of the pavilion(hopefully).

Please wear your Wizard Of Oz shirt and black pants or skirt. Some cast will wear costumes, they already know who they are.

Bring some water and wear sunscreen and a hat. You will be walking beside the truck, so make sure you have appropriate footwear.

The parade starts at 11am. It will finish at the SEC. 

The River festival organisers have a schedule of performances for the afternoon but we don’t yet have that information. I have been told somewhere around 4pm. I will attempt to make that more accurate, but you will need to gather together before that time in Harry Sawkins Park where the stage will be set. As more specific details come to hand they will be posted.

Our songs will be performed in this order:

My Way

Love Changes Everything

All That Jazz

Somewhere That’s Green

We’re off To See The Wizard

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My Way Lyrics – River Fest

Dear Ozians,
Please find attached the lyrics for My Way for the River Festival this weekend.
Thank you!!! My Way – River Fest

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Make-Up Workshop – Sunday 26th October

Dear Ozians,
A friendly reminder and message from Christa Leahmann regarding our make-up workshop scheduled for this Sunday.

Date: Sunday 26th October (This Sunday)
Venue: School of Arts Annex
Times: Principals 1:00pm sharp – 3:00pm.
Junior and Senior Ensemble: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Christa has asked if everyone could please bring the following to the workshop:
~ Notebook and Pen/Pencil (to take important notes during the afternoon)
~ Large Mirror (preferably a larger mirror, not a small make-up lid mirror)
~ A lamp/light (we will provide a power board)

Christa will talk about what is required for your stage make-up during the afternoon so you will know what you will need to purchase for the shows. Christa has also kindly agreed to use her kit for the workshop.

If you have make-up that you would like to bring in to check with Christa that is also fine.

We do ask that you be on time, preferably arriving approximately 5 minutes before your scheduled start time to avoid any disruptions.

Our scheduled full rehearsal will commence at 4:00pm as normal.

We are very grateful and appreciative of Christa’s experience and knowledge and we look forward to learning the basics of applying ‘Theatrical’ make-up.

Thank you everyone!!


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Credit to Keith de la Torre and Will Worthington


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For amazing skills in set construction and set dressing.

There is a team of others of course but these two stand out!

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And this morning’s rehearsal

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River Festival performances

Singers who are performing at the Cocktail Party (Friday 24th October at the SEC), and those who are singing at Harry Sawkins Park (after the Parade on Saturday 25th October)…be prepared to stay for the one and only rehearsal this sunday, 5 to 6pm when we finish drilling our Wizard production numbers. Thank you. Further details will be given out then.

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It will be very soon now my dear


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Save the Date – Theatrical Make-Up Course

Dear Ozians,
Please save this date in your diaries and calendars.
I am very excited to announce that we will be holding a theatrical make-up course/seminar with one of our wonderful cast members, Christa Leahmann before our scheduled Sunday rehearsal on the 26th October.
For those of you who are not aware, Christa Leahmann has had an illustrious international career as a principal opera singer and also in musical theatre where Christa debuted as Carlotta in the original Australian production of Phantom of the Opera, performing the demanding role over 1600 times in both the Melbourne and Sydney seasons!!! We are not only lucky to have Christa’s voice as a pit singer, but Christa is also an accomplished and professional theatrical make-up artist having conducted make-up courses for leading performing arts institutions and professional companies and has agreed to conduct two special courses for us.
Date: Sunday 26th October (same day as our full run through)
Venue: School of Arts Annex
Time: Principals 1:00pm – 3:00pm – Specialised Make-Up course
Junior & Senior Ensemble – 3:00pm – 4:00pm – Theatrical Make-Up course.
Closer to the date I will publish a full list of what Christa will want you to bring to use at the workshop and of course, during the shows.
We will also have the wonderful experience of Rosie and Tanya who will be on the make-up team for the show.
We are very grateful to have Christa do this for us and to have someone with incredible professional knowledge and skill helping us to look our best, even the males in the cast!!
Thank you all!

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Doing What Mums Do


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