Hopkins Academy

The Wizard of Oz

In Features on February 8, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Victoria Quill ’12

I was fortunate enough to attend the amazing performance of The Wizard of Oz on Sunday, January 23rd, put on by the Amherst Leisure Services Community Theater (ALSCT). Hundreds of eyes watched the seven Wizard of Oz plays that ALSCT put on. The main character Dorothy was played by a twelve-year-old girl (an 8th grader at Northampton High School) and she was amazing! When she sang her first song Over the Rainbow, I had goosebumps. The Scarecrow, Lion, and Tinman all were hilarious to watch and got me laughing for sure. The little children as munchkins also made me laugh when the very little ones had no clue what they were doing (If you put a little kid in a funny outfit I’ll be laughing right away, when you add dance moves to the mix, I’ll be in hysterics). You could tell that the group put in a lot of time and effort into creating a quality play. The effects during the play were up to par to those of professional productions. The wicked witch of the East FLEW on her broom around the stage, and Glinda FLOATED in on her bubble. With the flying effects and the amazing acting skills of the characters, there is no doubt in my mind that everyone in the crowd enjoyed the play. ALSCT has produced many plays throughout the past few years and will continue to do so. Be sure to check out the next one, I know I will!


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