Wednesday, September 2, 2015

1967-68 Snow White Stage Production in Australia

An adaptation of Disney's Snow White was brought to the stage in Sydney, Australia during the 1967-68 season. Actress, Peita Toppano, then just 16 years of age, starred as the princess. In the years that followed, she'd have quite a wide career in Australian Television, Theatre and Film. This was one of her earliest performances, though there doesn't appear to be any mention of it online among her many credits.

This original stage production program features glossy pages with slightly heavier than standard 80gsm photocopy (Xerox copy) paper. Despite being 20 pages long (including covers), only 11 pages are devoted to the actual production itself...the rest is advertising. Measures 7.187" x 9.437"

The book also came with a single insert coloring competition sheet. The artwork is clearly not from the Disney Studio, even though the show was by arrangement with the Walt Disney Company.

Images and info courtesy of the John M. Collection from Australia. Also see another Archive entry featuring a Little Golden Book with the signatures of the performers from this stage show.

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