Sparkly, red boots replaced ruby slippers as the footwear magically appearing on Dorothy’s feet, inspiring her to sing “These Boots are Made for Walkin’.” Joining Dorothy and the lion, scarecrow, and tin man, on their quest for the Wizard’s powers, was Olaf the snowman, who came along for “moral support.” These are but a few of the surprises enjoyed by audiences viewing Juliette Low’s recent production of “Oz.” Additional musical numbers included “Summer,” “It’s Not Easy Being Green,” “Rainbow Connection,” and “Merry Old Land of Oz.”
Students were mesmerized by the vocal talents and acting abilities of the 60 Oz cast members comprising this latest production. Seven performances, including an evening show for parents and community members, were given. Special thanks are extended to Superintendent Ellen Curtin for providing busses which enabled students from all nine Magnolia School District schools to attend.
The brilliance and dedication of Director and Writer Sherrie Todorovic, Patti Park, Missy Hillon, Sandy Jackson, and Melissa Brakefield are greatly appreciated. Thanks also go to Marty Walter, Virgil Tatad, Brenda Santos, and Shadia Jeha, Juliette Low parents, who shared their talent and time to assure a quality production.