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O Extravaganza! The Great Extrav Reunion Weekend & Capping Revue Revival [1993]

[Address from Beverley A. Wakem, President of Victoria University of Wellington Alumni Association]

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I am delighted to welcome everyone to the O Extravaganza! reunion.

It is a joy to have the opportunity to revisit some of the glories of Extrav's past, and to meet again some of the memorable characters and personalities who gave Extrav richness and depth.

We are indebted to the many people who have found and made available their extrav memorabilia, or who have searched their memories and their network of friends to find those with whom we'd lost contact. The Sheat family collection has proved an invaluable source of information about Extrav's past, and that connection and some of the other names which recur through the decades add substance to the introduction to Extravaganza 1966: "Extravaganza is not so much a way of life as a hereditary disease."

I'm looking forward to seeing O Extravaganza! and delighted that the Alumni Association has been able to help make this reunion possible.

Beverley A. Wakem

President Victoria University of Wellington Alumni Association

Caricatures of Extravaganza performers