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So goes the modern day Sleeping Beauty, about to be staged in small town-style as an anniversary show celebrating the history of local theatre and music in the Maniototo.
The production would honour the 75th anniversary of the Ranfurly Musical and Dramatic Society, which had not staged a show in more than 10 years but reformed for a 75th anniversary production, Sleeping Beauty co-directors Anne Kirk and Lucia Dowling said.
About 18 cast and 12 crew were involved with the show, which aimed to continue the ''fine tradition'' of past Maniototo shows, they said.
''There has been a long tradition of quality shows here,'' Miss Dowling said.
''Snippets'' of past shows would be shown to the audience at halftime, and there would be photo displays in the Ranfurly Public Hall, where the show is being staged.
A mix of people who had been involved with past shows and new performers and crew were involved, and the audience would be in for a ''few surprises'' with the modern version of the show, Mrs Kirk said. As well as the ''usual'' fairy wands, wigs and crowns, there are also sunglasses, some cross-dressing, a ukulele solo, plus music from Elvis and Queen.
The show is a fundraiser for the Maniototo Hospital rebuild.
It opens on September 17 and has three more performances on September 20, 22 and 23.