“Welcome to the Land of Oz” announced the sixth grade class as they kicked off their performance of The Wizard of Oz. The curtain opened to a colorful set created by Clifton Jaeger P ’14’15 and lively costumes as the students initiated their tale of travel down the yellow brick road. Set and costume design reflected the creativity and hard work of the students, parents, and teachers, from the classic Dorothy costume to the munchkins of Oz represented as the lovable donut holes from Dunkin Donuts.

The enthusiastic performers as well as some colorful tweaks to the script injected the play with life. Notably, upon dousing the Wicked Witch with water (shredded paper) and her subsequent demise, the play is “paused” as a cleaning crew armed with appropriate elevator-type background music appears to take care of the mess.


Impressively, not a single performer missed a line, made more impressive by the fact that there are 25 individual characters in the play, some with a staggering 142 lines to learn! The final bow was met with roaring applause from the crowd and glowing smiles from the students who found a way to take us all to Oz even if it was just for a moment or two.