Follow the yellow brick road with Eden Prairie High School (EPHS) Drama in their fun and family-friendly fall musical, “The Wizard of Oz.”
Laurie Nebeker, who is the show’s director as well as an EPHS teacher, said, “Those familiar with the 1939 film will enjoy the nostalgia of these characters and the delightful musical numbers. Those new to the story will be introduced to the magical world L. Frank Baum created in his series of Oz books over a hundred years ago.”
Performances will be in the EPHS Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. on Nov. 10-11 and 16-18. There will also be matinees at 1 p.m. on Saturdays, Nov. 11, and 18. Online ticket sales open Oct. 23 at this link. Tickets are $11 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens.
“This is a great show for families, so we are offering matinee performances on both Saturdays,” Nebeker said.
The production at EPHS will feature over 80 students in the cast, pit orchestra, and tech crew, with an additional 20 students working on set, props, and costuming crews, bringing the total number of students involved in this production to over 100.
One very special feature of this show is that, for the first time ever, EPHS drama students will fly in a production.
“With the help of a professional company for installation and training, we’re flying,” Nebeker said. “The Wicked Witch of the West will take to the air on her broomstick and the monkeys will be flying across our stage. The cast and crew trained on this and it’s going to be an exciting element.”
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