“We’re off to see the wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz!” On Thursday, April 18, the TGS drama class presented their second annual school musical at the Winyah Auditorium. This year, they sang their way through two performances of the Wizard of Oz, earning themselves thunderous applause and a standing ovation from a very appreciative audience of friends, families, and students from other schools.
The show starred Cathryn as Dorothy, Grayson as the Scarecrow, Kate as the Tin Man, Ethan as the Cowardly Lion, Kendall as the good witch Glinda, and Rachel as the Wicked Witch. Almost the entire school from fifth to twelfth grade was involved in some way, including a huge cast of actors, a handful of backstage hands and stage managers, and a group of tech students to control the lights and sound.
In the morning, they presented their play to a group of students from Kensington Elementary and Georgetown High School, who were amazed by the experience. That evening, a huge crowd of parents and other visitors saw the second performance. “It was amazing,” Margaret complimented the cast after the show. “Everything came together so well.” With catchy tunes, familiar characters, and hand-painted sets, every part of the night was a success. The audience was in awe at the performance, marveling at speedy costume changes and powerful vocals. “I absolutely loved it,” Ms Yorky shared. “I had no idea so many of them could sing. It was so much better than last year.”
After the evening performance, Dorothy (Cathryn) thanked Ms. Josie, Mrs. Lina, Ms. Mahi, and Mr. William for their role in making the musical a success. Then Ms. Josie took the mic to tell her cast and crew that she loved them and was very proud of the excellent performances.