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      New interpretations of the Wizard of Oz at Elk Rapids High School

      Melanie Vandenberg sings "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" as Dorothy.

      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 7pmFriday, April 25th at 7pmSaturday, April 26 at 2pm & 7pmSunday 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 VandenbergScarecrow - Jacob FedrigonTinman - Austin WolfgramLion - Guy HegerWicked Witch of the West - Hayley WaltonGlinda the Good Witch - Kate LaLoneWizard of Oz - Isaac VanderwalStaff:Director/Music Director - Rob StowAssistant Director/Choreographer - Blair GrammerProducer - Annie GoodmanCostume Design - Kerry LaLoneProjection Design - Brittany Merenda