Jump into land of Oz

INTERACT: Children around Victor Harbor have the opportunity to be a munchkin for a day with The Wizard of Oz Interactive Show coming to Victor Harbor in the school holidays.
INTERACT: Children around Victor Harbor have the opportunity to be a munchkin for a day with The Wizard of Oz Interactive Show coming to Victor Harbor in the school holidays.

Children around Victor Harbor have the opportunity to be a munchkin for a day when Youngstars2.com’s production of The Wizard of Oz Interactive Show comes to the Victor Harbor Town Hall during the October school holidays.

The interactive show featuring lead character Dorothy, Shakey the Scarecrow and friends is a new re-telling of one the magical children’s story.

“There’s nothing as exciting for a child than to be singing and dancing with his favourite story book characters”, said Brian Laul, the show’s director. “It’s almost like his dream has come true”.

Young people have the chance to take part in a workshop with the cast before the show from 9am, which looks at elements like tableaux, expression and voice.

They will then show off what they’ve learned as they appear on stage as the inhabitants of Munchkinland.

The workshop costs $12.20 per child needs to be pre-booked by calling 0401 030 463.

Along with the workshop participants, the show will also feature local children from Next Step Dance Studios.

Catch the show at Victor Harbor Town Hall at 10.30am on Tuesday, October 9. Entry is $15. To book, call 8552 2021, visit Swan’s Pharmacy, or visit trybooking.com

Dementia-friendly films

Friday mornings will be dementia-friendly once a month at Victa Cinema in Ocean Street, Victor Harbor.

Cinema manager Jarrad Jenkins said the special screenings had been prompted by local interest, following a similar trial at the Capri in Adelaide.

"The cinema lights remain on at a low level throughout the film, so that patrons don't become disoriented by the dark, and the sound levels are slightly lower than usual. No advertisements or trailers are shown before the film and the cinema will provide a light morning tea for patrons and carers, all at the special price of $10,” Jarrad said.

The cinema held a dementia-friendly showing of Mamma Mia 2 in September and received positive feedback.

The next dementia-friendly screening will be of Christopher Robin on Friday, September 28 at 10.15am.