Wizards from Oz

Voted Festival Favourite by the Audience at Taoyuan International Children’s Festival (Taiwan)

“Hilarious and high-skilled… before you can decide to laugh or scream, Wizard (from Oz)’s songs will melt your soul”, Ya-Ling Peng, Taoyuan International Children’s Festival (Taiwan)

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Wizards from Oz is an original work, co-produced and created by Wilde Applause and Dennehy Productions.

DURATION
 60 min

TOURING PARTY 12

DIRECTED BY Sean Dennehy and Allie Wilde (click for biography)

Wizards from Oz is an interdisciplinary work that draws upon the extensive skills base of its artists. The production includes solo and duo aerial acts, object manipulation/ juggling, Butoh/ Suzuki informed movement and dance pieces, duo and group acrobatics and tumbling and operatic voice.

This energetic and artful tale is filled with a series of classic Western Fairytale favourites, highly skilled circus acts and exquisite operatic vocals. Come and be amazed with Dorothy as each incredible act brings her ever closer to her Happily Ever After!

Wizards from Oz can be adapted to suit a wide variety of venues – both indoor and outdoor.

WORKSHOPS, POST PERFORMANCE TALKS & DEMONSTRATION

  • We have a vast range of workshops Available to clients who book Wizards From Oz.
  • Encounter opera singers, theatre practitioners, musicians and Australia’s best circus performers in a post performance Q+A.
  • Singing, physical theatre, circus, music and acting skills workshops available to all.
  • Artist In Residence programs with Youth/emerging artists and other community groups are also available – culminating in a showcase performance if desired.
  • Durations range from 15-minute post show Q&A, or demonstration, through to 3-month residencies.

Not sure if Wizards is right for your venue or event? Give us a call, we are always happy to discuss options.

Presenter to supply: (incomplete)

1 x Audio Operator

1 x LX Operator

1 x ASM

1 x Translator (not required in English, Mandarin or Cantonese speaking countries/locations)

Rigging infrastructure (to be supplied and negotiated in discussion with Wilde Applause Head Rigger and as per full infrastructure technical specifications)

Return flights ex Brisbane for 12 adults

All Ground Transfers including : airport to hotel, hotel to venue/s, venue-venue (if applicable) , venue to hotel and hotel to airport.

Accommodation for 12 artists: 1 x Double, 2 x Single and 4 x Twin Rooms (or equivalent)

Minimum basic theatre lighting rig (minimum 18 parcans plus , ideally, 4-8 movers/ intelligent lights)

2 x Smoke machine

2 x Hazers

PA

Minimum height for full aerial rigging 9m* (* please note we can adapt the show to suit venues with less height – contact us to discuss your venue/ location)

Wilde Applause to supply: (incomplete)

Fully rehearsed production of Wizards from Oz

10 x cast (cast includes directors and producer)

1 x Rigger

1 x ASM/ Dresser/Riggers Assistant

All artists and crew are available for show, talks, Q& A sessions and workshops.

Ropes and slings (some additional ropes, pullies and slings may be required upon arrival if the rigging infrastructure proves to not meet our specified requirements)

All Costumes , props and specialist equipment (including rigging equipment)

Wizards from Oz Technical Specifications:

Bump In

8 Hours – presuming ease of access to rigging and a clear stage

LX Pre Rig notes supplied

Bump Out

4 Hours – presuming ease of access to rigging and clear stage

Safety Tech – Rigging and LX focus

6 Hours

Tech Run

4 Hours

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Directors' Biography

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ALLIE WILDE – Producer/Co-Director/ Performer

A specialist in circus and physical theatre since 1998, Allie is theatre trained and is an experienced producer, circus choreographer, acrobat, physical theatre performer and actor. She has a theatrical focus in all her work and enjoys working with innovative, edgy artists and clients. Allie has an extensive Australian and international performance and production history.  She established Wilde Applause in 2008. Read more

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SEAN DENNEHY – Producer/Co-Director/ Co-Writer

Artistic Director of his own company Dennehy Productions, Sean has been providing creative and producing consultancy to the industry including IZIT Entertainment , Wilde Applause, Wacky Creative, Stewart + Wall Productions Ozworks International, Metro Arts and Opera Q. Read more