The Bay Theatre Players production of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe opens to audiences on Friday, November 22.
With just over a week to go, the cast are fine-tuning their performances and the magic of the lights, sets and costumes are bringing the characters to life.
The excitement for opening night is building for the young members of the youth theatre.
The excitement has spread to the audience too, with fewer than 200 tickets left available across the 10 performance dates, and some shows are already sold out.
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe is the story of the adventures and mishaps of Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy.
They are four siblings who have been sent away from their home in London during the war, to the Professor's house in the country, where nothing much happens.
In search of something to do, the youngest sibling Lucy explores the old house and stumbles into a wardrobe, which transports her to the magical land of Narnia.
There she makes friends with a Faun called Mr Tumnus.
He tells her of the evil White Witch and spell cast over Narnia, which has left the land in a constant and endless winter.
When Lucy returns from Narnia, she tells her siblings of her adventures through the wardrobe, and not unexpectedly, they don't believe her.
When Peter and Susan tell the Professor of Lucy's ridiculous stories, he is quick to respond with undeniable logic:
".. There are only three possibilities. Either your sister is telling lies, or she is mad, or she is telling the truth. You know she doesn't tell lies and it is obvious that she is not mad..."
Perhaps the Professor has seen the world through the wardrobe himself.
Come along ando make your journey through the wardrobe too.
Tickets are selling fast.
The final 200 tickets to The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe are available for purchase online now at www.trybooking.com/BFEFW. Adults $25.50; Concessions $23.50, and Children under 12 $20.50.
Youth Theatre is an active part of Bay Theatre Players, and workshops are held regularly for children and young adults.
In 2020, Youth Theatre workshops will commence in February for young people from 8 to 18 years of age who are interested in exploring the performing arts.
For more information, contact Lyn Sterling on 0416 181 003.