Musical classic brought to life with a bang

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Talented young stars put on sparkling performances to wow audiences when they brought classic musical, The Wizard of Oz, to life on stage.

The toe-tapping production featured students from Years 7-9 and was performed over four nights following weeks of rehearsals.

The first show, on November 7th, included the school’s annual fireworks display, which wowed the crowds and kicked off the run of performances with a bang.

Ms S Bishop, Head of Extra Curricular Performance, said: “The cast delivered some fantastic performances.

“We had four students taking on the role of Dorothy to allow us to showcase the wealth of talent we have at Highfields, whilst the supporting cast changed each night too. Each of the students playing Dorothy brought different qualities to the iconic role and all of the students involved have been an absolute credit to the school. Their teamwork and focus throughout the entire process has shown a maturity far beyond their years.

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“It was a very technical show, and the first time we used back projection and pyrotechnics in the Lyceum, which was a huge success.

“The audience feedback has been incredibly positive and I am proud of the entire cast for doing such an amazing job bringing this heart-warming and funny show to life, and leaving our audience clicking their heels together and saying, ‘there’s no place like Highfields!”

The show is one of two huge productions being staged by the school this academic year for the first time. The school’s older students are already rehearsing for their version of rock musical, Little Shop of Horrors, which will be staged over three nights in 2019.

Posted on November 14, 2018 .