Bulahdelah Central School stages the Wacky Wizard of Oz

Lion Katie Nolan, Scarecrow Jaylee Tassell and Scarlett Battle as Dorothy.
Lion Katie Nolan, Scarecrow Jaylee Tassell and Scarlett Battle as Dorothy.

 

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.

 

Scarlett Battle with Toto.
Scarlett Battle with Toto.

 

Scarecrow Jaylee Tassell and Lion Katie Nolan with Uncle Henry and Aunt Em.
Scarecrow Jaylee Tassell and Lion Katie Nolan with Uncle Henry and Aunt Em.

 

Lillian Lee as Glinda the Good Witch and the primary choir.
Lillian Lee as Glinda the Good Witch and the primary choir.

 

Munchkins: Khloe Middleton and Abby Fenner.
Munchkins: Khloe Middleton and Abby Fenner.

 

Ozians: Sally Curnow and Abby Fenner.
Ozians: Sally Curnow and Abby Fenner.

 

The Emerald Forest: Breanna Foran and Kasey Biffin.
The Emerald Forest: Breanna Foran and Kasey Biffin.

 

Katie Nolan as the Cowardly Lion seeking courage.
Katie Nolan as the Cowardly Lion seeking courage.

 

Primary Vocalists: Salome Reitsma and Grace McRae.
Primary Vocalists: Salome Reitsma and Grace McRae.

 

Primary vocalists.
Primary vocalists.

 

Poppies Khloe Middleton and Abby Fenner.
Poppies Khloe Middleton and Abby Fenner.

 

The primary choir is sparkling with talent.
The primary choir is sparkling with talent.

 

 Lion Katie Nolan and Scarlett Battle as Dorothy.
Lion Katie Nolan and Scarlett Battle as Dorothy.

 

Crows: Kya Morrison and Imogen Stewart.
Crows: Kya Morrison and Imogen Stewart.

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