Talented young performers are preparing for curtain-up on Highfields’ latest stage spectacular, The Wizard of Oz.
After weeks of rehearsals, the cast are delighted to be celebrating the first performance of the musical classic tonight (Wednesday 7th November) - with theatre fans urged to get their hands on the last remaining tickets.
The toe-tapping production features students from Years 7-9 and will be performed over the next four nights. (November 7th-10th)
Tonight’s show starts at 6.30pm and includes a firework finale and food. Tickets for this performance are all £5. Tickets for the remaining shows, which start at 7.30pm, cost £5 for adults and £3 concessions.
Ms S Bishop, Head of Extra Curricular Performance, said: “We are delighted that it’s finally showtime after weeks of rehearsals.
“Our students have worked extremely hard since the start of term to perfect their performances ready for curtain-up.
“They have shown real commitment and dedication, coming along to after-school rehearsals every week, as well as giving up some of their Saturdays.
“The cast were very focused, energetic and enthusiastic at the technical rehearsal, even after running the show through four times with each different Dorothy!
“It is a very technical show, and the first time we have used back projection and pyrotechnics in the Lyceum, so fingers crossed for a smooth run with no technical difficulties. The show is running at approximately one hour with no interval.
'We hope to see you at one of the shows. Please come along to support our fantastic students. There are some great performances, some great tunes and some real Highfields comedy moments!”
Tickets are available from the Humanities LRC.