Students at St John’s in Marlborough are putting the final touches to what promises to be one of the most spectacular musicals ever put on by the school.
The Wizard of Oz runs over three nights next week, Tuesday 10 July, Thursday 12 July & Friday 13 July, each night at 7pm.
The cast for this production is made up of students from Years 7-9. The lead role of Dorothy is played by 14-year-old Nina Cipolla, backed up by 14 other students in lead roles, 44 dancers, a chorus of five and a band of ten musicians.
St John’s Director of Performance Max More is Producer and Musical Director of the show and is confident it will be another huge hit for the school. This year, two Sixth form students Alice More and Luci Budd, have stepped up from lead roles in the previous production ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ to direct the acting in the Wizard of Oz.
The show tells the well-known story of Dorothy, a young girl from Kansas, who is transported to the fantasy land of Oz by a tornado that sweeps her farmhouse home to Munchkinland, a magical place far away from anything that Dorothy has ever seen or dreamed of. After encounters with both the Good Witch, and with the Wicked Witch of the West, Dorothy sets off along the yellow brick road to find the Wizard of Oz and get his help to return to Kansas. Along the way, Dorothy meets some new friends – a talking scarecrow, a tin man and a cowardly lion. The friends complete this mission and are rewarded by the Wizard. It all ends happily with Dorothy finding her way home again to the strains of ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’.
Tickets are available from St John’s by calling 01672 516156 or will be available on the door. Tickets are £8 for Adults, £6 for concessions and family tickets (2+2) at £25. Groups of 10 or more are entitled to a 10% discount.
For more information contact:
St John’s School & Community College
Marlborough SN8 4AX