Budding tweens from Kalamunda ready to deliver a Wicked performance


Amelie Sorgiovanni (8) of Lesmurdie as the Wizard, left, Ngahina Dunn (9) of Forrestfield as Elphaba, writer/director Lee Morunga, Abby Letts (11) of Lesmurdie as Glinda and Talia Hintz (10) of Forrestfield as Boq starring in Wicked Jnr. Picture:  David Baylis.
Amelie Sorgiovanni (8) of Lesmurdie as the Wizard, left, Ngahina Dunn (9) of Forrestfield as Elphaba, writer/director Lee Morunga, Abby Letts (11) of Lesmurdie as Glinda and Talia Hintz (10) of Forrestfield as Boq starring in Wicked Jnr. Picture: David Baylis.

BUDDING actors from the Focus Music Musical Theatre Group are ready to hit the stage for an adaption of Wicked the musical.

Writer/director Lee Morunga, who performed with the Lion King, said Wicked Jnr featured all the much-loved characters from The Wizard of Oz.

“The show features the Wicked Witch of the West Elphaba Thropp and the Good Witch Galinda Upland,who tell their story as young teens,” she said.

“The musical is all about their life growing up at Shizz University and how the characters Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Scared Lion come about.”

Ms Morunga said Ngahina Dunn, Abby Letts, Jarni Sydenham and Hayley Dolling would take on the shared roles of Elphaba and Galinda.

“These budding Kalamunda tweens are ready to take on the world,” she said.

“All 12 students have worked super hard over the semester learning songs, choreography, scripts, character work, costume changes and cues.

“I am incredibly proud and blessed to have a bunch of wickedly talented and commitment young musical theatre performers.”

Wicked Jnr is showing on Saturday, June 23 at 5pm at the Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre.

To book, call 0402 938 733 or tickets available at the door. Adults $20. Kids $5. Children under five are free.