Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 13, No. 4. March 23rd, 1950
Pressure cooker methods needed for . . . — This Extrav. Again-1950
Pressure cooker methods needed for . . .
This Extrav. Again-1950
As we go to press for this issue, we can't say definitely what the 1950 extrav. will be about. We do know that two scripts have been handed over to the script committee (Dave Cohen and John McCreary) but we know no more than that.
But by the time this does appear, the script will have been chosen. The first step after that win be to call the casting meeting. This will be done by notices on the main boards and by bush telegraph. We advise you to keep your ear to the throbbing drums; the meeting will be—at our guess—on the Sunday or Monday after this appears.
This is certainly a tune for all good men to come to the aid of the party. If the meeting for casting is held on Monday 27th, then there will be a little over four weeks to hold all rehearsals, gets the props and wardrobe made, and get the whole show tied up.
So the call is out. If you are interested in acting, then watch the boards. If you are handy with the sewing machine or needle, get in touch urgently with Ephra Garrett—through the Women's Common Room letter rack—and attend the first meeting also. We guess that Al Wilson will be on props again this year—through the Men's Common Room rack, is the address.
The dates for this year's Capping celebrations are:—
Friday, April 28: Process. The process controller is Jim Hogg. He will be pasting his notices soon. Cappicade is the main job that day, and you should get, in touch with Des Hurley smartly if you have anything for that.
Saturday, April 29: Extrav opens: at the Opera House for its live-night run.
Friday, May 5: Capping Ceremony and Capping Ball.
We're not sure at the moment of the date for Undergrads' Supper, but presumably it win be Thursday, April 27, to avoid a clash with the last night of Extrav.
There's the set-up. You can see that there isn't much time left to mess around in. At least a couple of hundred types will be need for cast, props, wardrobe and stage crew. An additional plea, before we forget: Ken (Paekakariki) Avery is Musical Director, and he'll need an orchestra. If you can play anything from the mouth organ up, then be there at the casting meeting.
And anyway, watch those boards for the casting meeting dates.