Wizard of Oz performance, costumes and sets rival HollywoodThe North Shore Community School’s latest show measured up to one of the top ten movies of all time in the American Film Institute rankings.
By: News-Chronicle reports, Lake County News Chronicle
The North Shore Community School’s latest show measured up to one of the top ten movies of all time in the American Film Institute rankings.
The musical production of the Wizard of Oz, under the direction of Michelle Libby, was held last Saturday and Sunday to standing room only crowds. It was the biggest production ever held for the school’s Drama Club, which began four years ago. Each year drama club members and supporters manage to raise the bar, but still keep it aimed squarely at children. Five year old audience member Keller Crotty said “It was awesome! I liked the monkeys and munchkins.”
Nearly 40 percent of the school’s 250 preschool through sixth grade students sang, danced and were elaborately dressed as munchkins, Emerald City princesses, monkeys, castle guards, trees and more.
The young actors and actresses thoroughly enjoyed dressing up, dancing and playing a character for all their family, friends and community members to see. It was a staged version of the film right down to the plain black and white Kansas look in the early scene that suddenly explodes brilliantly into a rainbow of color when Dorothy first enters Munchkinland. With lights flashing and thunder booming an 8-foot tornado came roaring up the center isle.
For more information, pick up a paper at the Chronicle office.