Join VCHS November 15, 16 & 17 and Follow the Yellow Brick Road

TR Staff
Staff Writer

By Ellie Boese
The cast of Valley City High School’s production of The Wizard of Oz was hard at work Monday, Nov. 12, putting the finishing touches on their performance in a full dress rehearsal. In the dressing room before the curtain opened, flying monkeys finished their makeup in the mirror, cast members dressed as trees sat on the ground, with spindly branches on the tops of their heads. When the curtain opened, Dorothy and her faithful dog Toto were reeling after a twister dropped them in Oz and Munchkins cheerfully thanked them for destroying the Wicked Witch of the East.
Part of the set was painted to depict a section of the yellow brick road in a lush green wilderness, while another showed a collection of small hay-topped Munchkin homes. The Wicked Witch of the East’s legs lay peeking out from beneath Dorothy’s home, the ruby slippers still on her feet.
Glinda sparkled as she waved her magic wand to protect Dorothy on her journey to Oz. Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion joined the quest, with painted faces and elaborate costumes.
The entire cast, from trees to flying monkeys to the Wizard himself, gave a great performance, ready to hit the stage when the show opens toward the end of this week.
Director Melissa Kvilvang and the cast and crew, along with the help of several others, have put a great amount of time and effort to make the show happen and create an exceptional experience for their audiences.
You can take in the show at the Valley City Junior/Senior High School Theater Nov. 15, 16 and 17 at 7 p.m.