It has been a long time since Prince William School did a whole school production and what better way to kick off than with the old family favourite, The Wizard of Oz. With a cast of 30, rehearsal’s kicked off in September and ever since we have all been whistling some of the best musical numbers out there, from the fantastically funny, ‘If I only had a brain/heart/nerve’ to the emotional ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’.
One of Year 10 Students, Jenny Coles, who plays the horrible Wicked Witch of the East, has even trained her puppy, Ticker to play the starring role of Toto. They say never to work with animals or children and we are doing both!
Director Niki Marks said; “The Wizard of Oz has been an extremely challenging production, not only because it is one of the favourites out there and we had to make sure we were doing it justice, but because the four lead characters are in nearly every scene, which has made split rehearsals between Dance, Music and Drama extremely difficult. Luckily, the students, both leads and chorus have been an absolute pleasure to work with and they have given the rehearsals 100%. I cannot wait to see them perform for their family and friends. One of the most rewarding things, however is watching the students from Year 7 through to Year 12 building relationships that would not normally have the opportunity to.”
The show will run from Wednesday 21st Feb to Friday 23rd. The show will take place in Thrapston Plaza and will start at 7pm. Tickets are £10 and concessions at £8. Tickets are available from the Prince William finance office.