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Behind the Scenes with Ash: Embracing the Magic of Theatre

Hey there, fellow theatre enthusiasts and chocolate aficionados! I'm Ash, and I'm thrilled to invite you into my world as a performer in CAODS' production of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." At 16 years old, I've had the incredible opportunity to take on the role of Mike Teavee and let me tell you – it's been quite the journey!


One of the things I love most about being part of this production is seeing how the scenes and dances slowly come together to form the final product. It's truly magical to witness the transformation from rehearsal room chaos to stage perfection.


Now, let's talk about Mike Teavee. Playing a grumpy child may not seem like the most obvious choice, but I knew from the start that it would be loads of fun. Getting into character and embracing Mike's mischievous nature has been an absolute blast, and I wouldn't have it any other way.


When it comes to my favourite moments in the show, it's hard to pick just one. But if I had to choose, I'd say the introduction songs are definitely up there. And "Queen of Pop"? Well, let's just say it's my jam – there's something about that song that gets me every time.


Now, onto the important stuff – chocolate! My ultimate weakness has to be Galaxy Caramel. There's nothing quite like indulging in that smooth, creamy goodness after a long day of rehearsals.


As for my favourite character in the show, it has to be Willy Wonka himself. Not only does he have a wicked sense of humour, but he's also the mastermind behind all the magic and wonder of the chocolate factory. What's not to love?


Speaking of magic, local theatre is absolutely vital for the community. Not only does it provide a platform for aspiring performers to showcase their talents, but it also helps people express themselves and connect with others who share their passion for the arts.


In the past, I've had the pleasure of playing Zack in "School of Rock" and Michael in "Elf the Musical." But it was shows like "CATS," "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," and "The Sound of Music" that first ignited my love for musical theatre – and I'll forever be grateful for that.


In conclusion, CAODS shows are a true testament to the power of local theatre. They're fun, they're entertaining, and they're a great way to support the vibrant arts community right here in our own backyard. So come join us for an unforgettable journey into the sweet and magical world of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. Trust me – you won't want to miss it! 🍫✨

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