HS musical

Olympia High School will present the musical The Wizard of Oz in the Olympia High School

 Auditorium on Friday, May 12, at 7:00 PM, Saturday, May 13, at 7:00 PM, and Sunday, May 14, at

 2:00 PM. Tickets can be reserved by calling Wendy Wade  at (309) 379-5941.

The Olympia production is directed by Wendy Wade, with costuming by Heather

Schwarting. Tech is handled by Beatrice Harbaugh, while Aubrey Zega and Jimmy

Spencer direct the vocal and instrumental music, respectively. The show is being

presented through an arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark


Based on L. Frank Baum's classic story in which Dorothy Gale (Anna Kindred), a young

girl who lives on a farm in Kansas with her Aunt Em (Sophia Thomas) and Uncle Henry

(Brody Neuhaus), finds that her vivid imagination clashes with their steadfast Kansas

farmer outlook on life. Longing for a life somewhere “where people just don’t worry

about anything,” Dorothy gets caught up in the tornado and is whisked away to the Land

of Oz, where, with the help of The Good Sorceress (Julia Collins), the Scarecrow (Davis

Rogers), the Tin Woodsman (Michael Bagby), and the Cowardly Lion (Reid Kelly), she

makes the long journey to find the Wizard of Oz (Ainsley Mahoney) to beg him to send

her back home to Kansas.

The cast is rounded out by a baker’s dozen of Olympia 4th and 5th graders staring as

delightful and awe-struck Munchkins.

For more information, contact Olympia Middle School at (309) 379-5941.