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    CAST AND CREW: Faye Johns as Snow White, centre, with the villagers, from left, back, Jodie Holwell, Deb Slorach, Leah Eilola, Libby Johnston, Evenne Cosgriff, Sheridan Keith, Sue Horvath, Ethan Nunnan and Jo Rigby, and front, Elina Hay, Faith Eilola, Noah Eilola and Harry Belcher.

Snow White production crew pushing ahead

Despite COVID-19 restrictions, it is still full ‘steam’ ahead for Ararat Musical Comedy Society’s production of the ‘steampunked’ Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

The production is scheduled to open at Stawell Entertainment Centre on June 18.

The lockdown forced the society to cancel rehearsals, but cast members have been rehearsing at home.

Director Emily Friedrichsen said this telling of Snow White, which has a steampunk theme and features ‘fabulous’ music from shows such as Dear Evan Hansen, Newsies, High School Musical, Spamalot and Descendants, guaranteed ‘to put a smile on your face at a time when everyone needs cheering up’.

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She praised all who had worked on Snow White, whether on stage or behind the scenes.

“I have had the pleasure to work with a brilliant and dedicated cast, crew and committee to see this show come to life,” she said.

“After nearly two years of planning and work there’s no way we are letting COVID-19 stop us from taking centre stage, putting on a show that will bring smiles and laughter to us as a group and the community.”

Ms Friedrichsen said Snow White featured a cast of almost 30, ranging in age from 22 months through to 70.

She said the society’s inclusion policy meant anyone who wanted to be involved had a role in the production and had made a ‘huge’ contribution to the telling of the story.

Six performances of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs are scheduled,  from Friday, June 18 to Sunday, June 27, including two matinees.

Tickets are available online at or by calling Stagecenta on 02 6253 1454.

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