June 11, 2013
The Wizard of Oz  

Granbury High School and Crossland Ninth Grade Center theater students will present the musical “The Wizard of Oz” during the Fall 2013. Younger students in elementary and middle school have an opportunity to join the cast during an upcoming theater camp.

The musical play will be presented during seven performances on October 31 and November 1-5 in the Bagby-McMahan Performing Arts Center. More details about tickets and performance times will be available at a later date.

Starring will be sophomore Kiersten Mathis as Dorothy. Other leading cast members are Aaron Barnes (Zeke/Cowardly Lion), Blake Bergeman (Hickory/Tin Woodsman), David Broberg (Professor/Wizard of Oz), Hailey Hart (Aunt Em/Glinda), Dakota Medlin (Hunk/Scarecrow), Gabe Whites (Uncle Henry), and Bailey Youngs (Miss Gultch/West Witch).

Also starring as citizens of Munchkinland are Sheridan Baze, Mandy Brenning, Robbie Chancellor, Baylee Davis, Brynn Deger, Christian Loper, Bryten Otting, Rachael Periello, Remington Watson, and Zach Zagrocki. Chorus members are Grace Arnold, Brigette Bean, Sharla Cantu, Kalyn Carpenter, Victoria Castaneda, Treasure Colladay, Hannah Dewey, Cameo Gonzales, Cailee Hastings, Maddie Higgins, Lindsey Holt, Juliette Hoverson, Kate Jennings, Kaitlyn Meinershagen, Lauren Mullican, Caitlyn Nettles, Skylar Schreiber, Cassandra Trevino, Katie Tull, Katee Westerman, and Mercy Whites.

Granbury students who will be in grades 3-8 next school year have an opportunity to attend a week-long theater camp and be in the fall production. The camp will be held August 5-9 from 9:00 A.M.-12:30 P.M. in the fine arts area at GHS. Participants will learn songs and dances that will be featured in the production. The camp fee is $125, and the cost includes a t-shirt and a snack served each day.

Over the summer, the older students will begin rehearsals, which will continue through the fall semester until the performances.

GHS theater arts director Phil Groeschel will be assisted by Crossland theater director Krista Alcorn Holman.

The musical will be presented with special arrangement with the Tams-Witmark Music Library. The story is based on the novel by L. Frank Baum and adapted by Frank Gabrielson. Music and lyrics from the MGM motion picture were by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg with background music by Herbert Stothart.

Additional information about the production and the theater camp is available on the school website at www.granburyisd.org/ghstheaterarts.

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