Lincoln Middle School proudly presents The Wizard of Oz as its featured fall musical production. Based on the Royal Shakespeare Company's celebration of the 1939 MGM movie, this production promises to carry audiences away with its beloved songs, amazing special effects, and surprises. The Wizard of Oz will be presented on the Wildcat Theatre stage at Lincoln Middle School, Berwyn, on Wednesday, November 14, and Thursday, November 15 at 7pm.
While most adults and children have seen, read, or sung along to The Wizard of Oz, this particular production will dazzle audiences with the amazing special effects it features, which are a result of special contributions from Lincoln’s Computer Tech and Art Departments. Directed by Tiess with technical direction by Holly Striska, the show will feature projections, special lighting effects, artificial fire and more.
Favorite friends such as Dorothy and Toto, as well as all of their Oz friends including the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man, and Scarecrow will grace the stage. As a special treat, Toto will be played by actress Kassandra Garcia. Audiences will follow their adventures through Munchkin Land, the Haunted Forest, and on to the Emerald City, as the friends ward off the Wicked Witch. Included in this special production is the Jitterbug scene, originally deleted from the movie version.
ABOUT OUR PROGRAM: Lincoln Middle School’s drama/speech department serves kids grades 6 - 8. Our students are passionate, imaginative kids who deserve the chance to experience a creative learning environment. We have an after-school drama club program in which students can participate in 2 full-length plays, improv, speech team and Thespian society. Students of all ability levels and learning types play a role in the creative process. This past year, over 90 students participated in our program. We try to find a place in our theatre for any child interested in the performing arts. Our students act, sing and dance on the stage. They learn technical skills backstage as well. Students are responsible for just about every aspect of the creative process; sound, set, props, costumes, makeup, and lights are all designed and executed by the theater students.
If You Go...
WHAT: Lincoln Middle School’s production of “The Wizard of Oz”
WHEN: 7pm Nov. 14 and 15
WHERE: Lincoln Middle School 6432 West 16th St. Berwyn, IL 60402 (enter via door number 5)
RUNNING TIME: 110 minutes, 10 minute intermission
TICKETS: $1.00 at the door
FOR MORE INFORMATION: call (708) 795-2475