Thursday, 9 August 2012

Off to see the wizard

The school term for my kids is flying by in a blur of assignments, exams, athletics carnivals and musical productions. The musical for the senior school this year was 'The Wizard of Oz'. The main characters were immediately recognisable and were played brilliantly. 
I suspect poor Toto had very sore knees by the end! 

'Ooh - what a smell of sulfur!' 
The witch was VERY convincing which caused some issues at the matinee for the Kindergarten classes! 
Colour and fantasy abounded in the Land of Oz.
The director's interpretation of the Yellow Brick Road was inspired. Can you spot it?
There is something to be said for the positive self esteem of these beautiful young ladies clad in tightly fitting body suits!
The director is one of our Science teachers. She has an impressive knack of creating visually stunning scenes, working with simple props, monochromatic lighting and costumes.
The tornado was represented dramatically by dancers whirling about the stage in whites and greys.
Hues of green assembled en masse in The Emerald City.
And the wild scarlet Jitterbugs jitterbugged far too energetically for me to get a good photo!
Perhaps my favourite moment was when the field of poppies ...
... magically transformed into snowflakes with a flip of their capes. So clever!
A truly wonderful production. I have probably said it before, but it is so easy to forget that these kids are, well just that, KIDS! They have so much talent, enthusiasm and professionalism that they lull you into believing they are much more!

5 comments:

  1. Wow, that is so far above & beyond any production my high school ever did! It looks great, I like the visual effects of the science teacher as well. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. What an impressive production, kudos to all.

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  3. What an amazing production! The costumes are awesome. My daughter was in a local drama group production of wizard of Oz several years ago and I remember doing a LOT of green sewing!!

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  4. WOWEEE! That is a high school production?? I'm thinking that director needs to be off to Broadway (or your equal to that). I am so blown away by the costumes and the interpretation of different aspects in the story. The field of poppies and snow is so cool! Reminds me of things done with The Lion King on Broadway.

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  5. Wow, reading this gave me chills! What clever production for a high school play!

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