Oz in the News 10.22.11

Marianne’s magic at Palladium “Hannah was ill in the summer and I got to play the Wicked Witch. Afterwards there was a knock on the door and it was Andrew Lloyd Webber to tell me how much he enjoyed my performance. Not long after that I was given the part. It is everything I’ve dreamed of since I was performing in plays at Larkmead. It takes 15 minutes to spray me with the green paint and 40 minutes to get it off. But it’s worth it because I get to go on stage at the London Palladium.”

World AIDS Day concert to pay tribute to Judy Garland   Some of Australia’s leading musical theatre and cabaret performers will be performing the music made famous by the legendary performer. The annual concert, which kicks off World AIDS Day activities across NSW, features top artists like Ricki-Lee Coulter, Paul Capsis, Tim Draxl and Trevor Ashley.  The concert will take place on Monday November 21 at Verbruggen Hall at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with all performers backed by the 40-piece Sydney International Orchestra.

Library offers chills and thrills with trip through Oz  At the Superior Public Library, a handful of local artists are teaming up to transform meeting rooms into scenes straight from “The Wizard of Oz.”  Kathy Hubbard’s art class at the University of Wisconsin-Superior will decorate Emerald City. Head Start students will make the poppy field and a number of children from local day care centers will provide flowers for the set. Some of the librarians have been crocheting apples for the trees to throw, and many have volunteered to dress in costume for the event.

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