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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 22, No. 4. April 27, 1959

Home Brew Tastes Good

Home Brew Tastes Good

Last Sunday one of Salient's reporters had an hour or two in which to write something. Material was on tap—Extravaganza was rehearsing at the Little Theatre.

Salient went along to see how Victoria's major production for 1959 was progressing.

Labelled "Vat '59" as yet it hasn't got much kick—as Dave (John Koolman) would say, "The brew is down"—but with a full month of rehearsals ahead before the gala opening the finished product will be nicely bottled for public consumption.


The only objectionable part of this year's show may be the words "Heaven help New Zealand," sung in tune to a well-known anthem. It is the tune rather than the words that is suspect.

Though some of the old hands are not with Extravaganza this year, producer Terry Browne is fortunate in having half a dozen "talented" people to take parts.

In the show again this year are Des Deacon, Julian Watts, David Lind-Mitchell, John Tannahill, Sharon Thompson and Liz Beck.

The chorus is smaller than usual, but with better enunciation they could make the racy tunes give the show a sparkle at least equal to last year.

This year the music will be supplied by Pat Harrington and colleagues. Peter Standen is in charge of the sets.


In fact, Extrav. '59 looked so promising that your Salient reporter decided on the spot to join the company—look for him in the male ballet.

No doubt Salient will bear the loss in good spirit.—Farewell, Salient.

Peter O'Brien.

[No tears in our cups.—Ed.]