Spot On Productions are back at the Pioneer Theatre this September with a young performers edition of the much-loved classic, The Wizard of Oz!
Focus caught up with Jasmine Argyropoulas who plays Dorothy in the upcoming show to chat about the production and what audiences can expect.
Q: Tell me a bit about your character.
A: Dorothy is a strong, passionate and driven young lady who never gives up on what she believes is right. After running away from home and getting swooped up in a cyclone, Dorothy faces many challenges throughout the show but with help from her new found friends from Oz she manages to make her way down the yellow brick road to the Wizard to find her way back home.
Q: How long have you been performing for?
A: I have had a passion for performing since I was a toddler and started dance and singing lessons from the age of three. My passion for musical theatre began after being a munchkin in my first musical, The Wizard of Oz, in 2013 when I was 9 years old. Since then I have participated in many other community musicals and competitions to further improve my skills and stage presence.
Q: How did you get into acting?
A: After many years of dancing, singing and performing in many musicals, I started attending acting classes to further improve and enhance my performing skills. These lessons commenced back in year 7 when I started attending my high school, McDonald College, where I have enjoyed learning many new skills through being in the musical theatre stream.
Q: What can audiences expect from The Wizard of Oz?
A: The audience can expect a fun journey down the yellow brick road with many lovable characters. They get to watch Dorothy, Scarecrow, lion and tin man grow as individuals on their trip to the wizard as they search for their missing pieces. The musical showcases the importance of friends and family and shows that giving up is never an option as there is always another way. The production team and cast are working hard at putting together an amazing show for all ages to enjoy.
Q: What kind of audience is this show tailored towards?
A: The Wizard of Oz is a family fun loving musical that is perfect for all ages to enjoy from the very young to the elderly.
Catch The Wizard of Oz – Young Performer Edition at the Pioneer Theatre from September 26 to 29.
Find out more and book your tickets now at www.spotonproductions.com.au.