Photo by Matt Schuldt
OZ CAST—Cast members of “The Wizard of Oz” include (L-R) freshmen Merci Bita as the Cowardly Lion and Isaiah Henderson as the Tinman, sophomores Tatiana Chance as the Wicked Witch of the West and Reanna Rohrer as Dorothy and freshman Blake Anderson as the Scarecrow.

Musical ‘The Wizard of Oz’ presented in auditorium
Show featuring a large cast presented Dec. 8-10

By Emily Wilcox

Fans of musical theater, or just a good story, will follow the Yellow Brick Road to the WHS auditorium as “The Wizard of Oz” opens to the public at 7 p.m. Dec. 8. 

Shows will also continue Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. and with a matinee at 1 p.m. Dec. 10. 

Tickets for any show can be purchased at the door, as available, or in advance from the show’s business manager Bryan Aukerman before or after school in A-126. All seats are $8.

Aukerman made it clear that there are only three chances to see the cast’s work.
“There are only three performances of this iconic musical, so don’t miss your chance to see it,” Aukerman enthused.
Director Micki DeCurtins said the show is for everyone. 

“All ages enjoy this show, because of the classic story, the wonderful music, and the characters,” DeCurtins said. “The actors have really done a great job of bringing every character to life! We also have a group of awesome dancers and ensemble singers.” 

This two-act musical features sophomore Reanna Rohrer as Dorothy and sophomore Tatiana Chance as the Wicked Witch. Fans may remember this duo from last year’s “The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet.” 

Rohrer said it’s a great cast. 

“I like the people in the show with me,” she said. “It makes acting easier being with a cast that you know. We’ve put a lot of hard work, practice and coffee into this show. We are very excited to see how the audience reacts.” 

The theater and music department only produce a musical every other year, so fans need to see “Wizard” this week or wait until 2018. 

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