A STROLL along The Yellow Brick Road is bound to delight audiences this week when Bulahdelah Central School stages its production of The Wacky Wizard of Oz.
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Year 10 student Scarlett Battle transforms into the lead role of Dorothy with three clicks of her shiny red heels, and sets off on a magical journey to Emerald City with her friends Toto, the Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow and Tin Man.
From the moment the tornado touches down, the stunning set designs, energetic choreography and dazzling costumes will blow the audience Somewhere Over the Rainbow and into the fantasy Land of Oz.
After months of rehearsals, Year 12 cast member Katie Nolan said all the hard work has definitely paid off.
“The talent, enthusiasm and energy on stage make this show a fun experience for all ages,” she said.
“It has a great story, filled with lots of magic every step of the way.”
The show features all the classic tunes from the 1939 film with the addition of several contemporary songs, ensuring the audience will be captivating from the opening chorus to the final scene.
Under the guidance of secondary Drama Teacher Mrs Vanessa Shultz, senior students took on all the responsibilities of directing, costume and set design, choreography, music, lighting and programs.
Katie said she learnt first-hand the huge amount of work that goes into producing a large-scale show.
“It has been a whole team effort,” she said.
“It was a good opportunity to work together and develop our leadership, teamwork and problem-solving skills which will be useful in many other areas.”
The production features students from Kindergarten to Year 12, including a talented on-stage cast of 40, a vibrant 30-voice choir and a large technical support crew.
Evening performances will run from 13 – 15 March in the School Hall commencing at 6.00pm.