Milford Drama Presents The Wizard of Oz

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Follow the yellow brick road to Milford High School, where the classic family favorite The Wizard of Oz will open on March 10!

Dorothy Gale (played by Hillary Chen) and her dog Toto (Nora Goodleaf) are swept away by a tornado and find themselves in the strange land of Oz.  Dorothy meets Glinda, the Good Witch of the North (Bethany Lennox), who tells her that in order to go home, she must find the Wizard of Oz (Brian Pierson).   Along the way, Dorothy meets a Scarecrow (Michael Walls), a Tin Man (Herman Cohee), and a Cowardly Lion (Jacob Leonard).  They want to ask the Wizard for a brain, a heart and courage, so they all set off together on the yellow brick road to find the Wizard.  Along the way, they encounter many magical creatures, and they must evade the Wicked Witch of the West (Amber-Lee Miller) and her army of flying monkeys (led by Dakota Madanat). Other featured student performers within the cast of over thirty include LB Badger, Becky Ball, Kate Forehand, and Suzette Madanat.  

Director Carissa Meiklejohn is very excited to be working on The Wizard of Oz as it has always been her favorite movie.  She says, “My office at home is decorated with Oz memorabilia.”  Ms. Meiklejohn is having fun creating the magical land that has captivated so many since childhood.  Audiences won’t be disappointed as students pay homage to the classic film and add their own creativity to the sets and costuming. 

The Wizard of Oz is an upbeat musical packed with laughter, dancing, and many familiar songs like “Over the Rainbow,” “If I Only Had a Brain,” and “We’re Off to See the Wizard.”  The script is based on the 1939 MGM movie and includes scenes that were originally edited out of the film, such as the lively “Jitterbug” song. This production promises to be fun for cast, crew, and audience.  It is truly a spectacular family-friendly event!

Performances will be held in the Milford High School auditorium on Thursday, March 10; Friday, March 11; and Saturday, March 12.  All three evening shows will begin at 7:00 p.m.  There will also be an afternoon matinee on Saturday, March 12 at 1:00 p.m.  Tickets will be available at the door beginning an hour before show time.  Adults $8.00, Students and Senior Citizens $6.00.

To pre-order tickets, please contact Dianne Marcolini at (302) 422-1616.  For additional information, please contact Producer Erica Snyder at (302) 430-7932 or esnyder@msd.k12.de.us

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