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Greetings from the Ridge


The Great & Powerful Wizard is Coming!

Posted on June 1, 2013 at 4:32 AM Comments comments (24)
Greetings from the Ridge on an early Saturday morning. Wasn't planning to post again so quickly here on at the blog.
However, Mr. Video Editor supplied me with some screencaps today from the delightful production of that classic L Frank Baum tale, "The Wizard of Oz," as presented by the talented youngsters of the WO Parmer Drama Club at the end of the 2012-2013 school year. We are beginning work on the keepsake DVD for the event.
Benny and I shot this together during their final performance for some of the Greenville Elementary School students. Now kids will be kids, but I noticed the young players on stage were able to capture and keep the attention of their fellow students. Great job, guys!
The audience, which was also sprinkled with some proud parents, laughed and clapped enthusiastically, especially enjoying the raggedy dancing of the Scarecrow as he followed the Yellow Brick Road.
The two videographers were having quite an enjoyable time of it, too. Benny pronounced Brya Marlow's death scene as the Wicked Witch "simply fantastic." All those pigtailed Dorothys in blue gingham were adorable. Let's say we were uniformly charmed by the ensemble of young actors rotating the key roles during scene changes.
The performance featured those familiar Harold Arlen songs like "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" ably performed by Vivian Gates, Dorothy #1 and #6, "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead" and "We're Off to See the Wizard." allowing audience participation with the school choir. This videographer had to remind herself NOT to sing aloud. She's a sucker for classic movie tunes.
Here are some more screencaps from the performance. Kudos again to all the actors and actresses, the choir, and the combined talents of the teachers, sponsors and parents who created the sets and costumes, compiled music and kept "the show on the road."
Until next time, here's hoping life treats you well.
Production Assistant
Pecan Ridge Productions