Wizard of Odd

The Wizard of Odd, presented by Franklin PlayersAfter a rather difficult start with its season cancellation, the Wizard of Odd finally took to the stage early January 2015, to great applause.

A play written by Claire Demmer, directed by Wendy Brehm and Els De Bundel, this panto focused on a modern day Dorothy living in London, transported to the Land of Odd, where she meets the fabulous Dame of the North and has to defeat the Wicked Witch of the West with the help of the brainless Scarecrow, a Tin Man who lost his heart, and a Lion who has lost her Mojo.

This panto was a fun filled musical version of the traditional movie, complete with Broadway Musical numbers that got the cast and audience tapping their feet right into the new year.

From our side it was truly a wonderful experience for us to bring you yet another successful pantomime. We absolutely love what we do and following our motto of ‘Just Do It’ – we did it cast and crew! So proud of you and love you always! To our loyal supporters and patrons, thank you for your love and support and we look forward to entertaining you again soonest.

— Els De Bundel, Wendy Brehm and Carri Lyons

 


To the cast of The Wizard of Odd, bravo!!!! Congratulations on a sterling run….. Noteworthy and professional performances. On behalf of the committee I would like to say thank you for the commitment and holding our society in high esteem, you have made us proud….. And we look forward to welcoming you all back to the stage in the near future.

— Mark Paps

 


What a cracker of a performance of the Wizard of Odd on Saturday evening. I saw it before Christmas and thoroughly enjoyed it and was pleased to see subtle changes this time around to make it even more entertaining. The choreography, singing and performance was first class from the entire cast. The new lighting brought the show to life and the enthusiasm and joy of the cast made it a night to remember.

— Dave Morgan

 


THE CAST

Dame of the North – Duncan Lawrence
Dorothy – Juanita Meijsen
Auntie Em – Kathy Clayton
Uncle Henry / Mayor – Dan Blignaut
Charlie / Gate Guard – Ralph Roos
Dani – Palesa Makhetha
Janey – Lerato Makhetha
Wicked Witch of the East – Gabrielle Pritchard
Pantomime Toto – Nkopane Makhetha
Munchkin Lawyer – Tao Blignaut
Munchkin Queen – Jaci Lockwood
Scarecrow – Gareth Meijsen
Tin Man – Devan Fleetwood
Lion – Carri Lyons
Wicked Witch of the West – Tracey von Bulow
Wiz – Chelsea Lockwood
Toto – Tryffin

For pictures of the cast and more, have a look at the PROGRAMME

 


PRODUCTION CREW

Set Building
Dan Blignaut, Tao Blignaut Tracey von Bulow, Wendy Brehm and Els De Bundel

Props
Els De Bundel, Wendy Brehm and Carri Lyons

Painting & Backdrops
Juanita Meijsen, Chelsea Lockwood, as well as the entire cast of Odd

Sewing
Murielle De Bundel

Toto’s Gear
Kathy Clayton

Lights 
Ferdinand Damon

Sound 
Robert Cunningham

Stage Managers 
Els De Bundel and Wendy Brehm

Front of House 
Taryn Brehm, Mark Paps and Kenyon MacMurray

Printing of Posters / Programmes 
Kenyon MacMurray

Poster Design 
Andrew Mayes

Programme Design & Layout 
Alex Hattingh

 

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