The classic story of the Wizard of Oz is being brought to life once again, but this time through the vision of a younger generation. The Elk Rapids High School Drama Department is putting on the beloved show this weekend but with a twist. Some of the castmembers describe it as having more of a "steam punk" feel and though the story is the same the show is refreshed with this new light.
A few of the stars of the show stopped by and performed the timeless song, "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."
See the full video featuring Hayley Walton as the Wicked Witch, Isaac Vanderwal as the Wizard of Oz, and Melanie Vandenberg as Dorothy. Melanie Stoll is the accompanist.
All the shows are in the Peterman Auditorium in Elk Rapids High School.
Thursday, April 24th at 7pm
Friday, April 25th at 7pm
Saturday, April 26 at 2pm & 7pm
Sunday at 5pm
Tickets are $5 Students/$10 Adults in advance, $7/12 at the door.
Tickets can be reserved by calling. 231-264-8108 (Elk Rapids High School).
Full Cast List:
Dorothy - Melanie Vandenberg
Scarecrow - Jacob Fedrigon
Tinman - Austin Wolfgram
Lion - Guy Heger
Wicked Witch of the West - Hayley Walton
Glinda the Good Witch - Kate LaLone
Wizard of Oz - Isaac Vanderwal
Director/Music Director - Rob Stow
Assistant Director/Choreographer - Blair Grammer
Producer - Annie Goodman
Costume Design - Kerry LaLone
Projection Design - Brittany Merenda