Watkins Glen presents "The Wizard of Oz"
WATKINS GLEN--The Watkins Glen Class of 2023 will present the family-friendly, MUNY edition of the popular musical, "The Wizard of Oz," March 24-26, at the Watkins Glen high school auditorium, 301 12th Street in Watkins Glen.
"The Wizard of Oz" will run Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 26, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and students, $5 for children age 5-10, and will be available at the door.
Students from fifth to 12th grades have been rehearsing since January, immersing themselves in the well-known tale of Dorothy's adventures "Over the Rainbow." Along the way, she meets the Munchkins on the other end of the rainbow, travels the Yellow Brick Road with the Scarecrow, TinMan and Lion, tangling with the Wicked Witch of the West, and ultimately making her way back home from Oz, with the help of a Wizard. The MUNY edition includes the original song, "Evening Star," along with some unique characters and a number of dance numbers in various styles.
Michelle and Tim Benjamin of Montour Falls are directing, with Sarah Matthews as music director. Renee Riley is the Munchkin director, and costume directors are Heather Scott, Amanda Wood and Sarah Sutherland.
Dorothy Gale, played by Sarah Schaffner, shares her travels with the Scarecrow played by Ann Roney, the TinMan played by Nicholas Brusso, and the Lion played by Kai Lees. Menacing them along the way is the Wicked Witch, played by Kay Davis. Playing multiple roles, singing and dancing are Trinity Depree, Aurora Scott, Kaylin Smith, Norah Stegner, Calliondra Tohafjian, and Natalie VanSkiver.
Playing Munchkins are fifth and sixth graders Sam Austic, Lily Elliott, Aubree Rudy, Piper Smith, Ava Stackhouse, Rowen Stegner, Annabelle Thompson, Robby Tremblay, McKenzie Wheaton and Kira Wilson.
The producer is Sam Brubaker, and the show is presented by the Watkins Glen High School Class of 2023, by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams Witmark, LLC.
For more information, call 607-535-8950.