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his year’s junior production was the much-loved musical “The Wizard of Oz” which was performed in
the Great Hall on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th July. Based on the famous MGM movie of 1939, “The Wizard
of Oz” has a classic score of memorable hit songs including the glorious “Somewhere over the Rainbow”,
“If I Only had a Brain” and “We’re Off to See the Wizard”. These were performed with tremendous zest and
panache by our cast drawn exclusively from the younger end of the school (Years 7 – 9). While most of the
principal roles were performed by Year 9 students, the large Ensemble of Munchkins and Citizens of Oz came
mainly from Years 7 and 8. Performed on a colourful set supplied by Scenic Projects and with a dazzling array
of costumes, the production was hugely appreciated by the audiences and especially by the large number of
local primary school pupils who were invited in to watch the final dress rehearsal on the afternoon of Weds
8th July. This was a large scale and colourful performance and warmest congratulations should go to cast
members, the band, the backstage and technical crew for making this ambitious production such a success.
Nick Vause
The Wizard of Oz
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