To The Daily Sun,
The Inter-Lakes Middle Tier Theater Company and the Inter-Lakes High School Theater Company recently brought to our auditorium stage the very popular and warm story "The Wizard of Oz". Composed by Frank Baum, with music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg, with dance and vocal arrangements by Peter Howard, and with orchestration by Larry Wilcox, this tried-and-true production was superbly performed by a large group of our students, a perfect blend of novices and veteran actors and actresses of various ages. The four performances on captured the interest and the enthusiasm of many, many adults, students and children who filled the auditorium seats to capacity.
Director Kathleen Hill, who very fortunately "has been there and done that," uses such a thorough approach of integrating all major components of a theatrical production. Enumerated, these include excellent casting, consistent and strong character portrayal, appropriate costuming, functional stage designs and sets, excellent music and choreography, perfectly managed technical effects, and a diligent and attentive stage crew. All of our young people did a super job of making those components their top priority. Their impressive grasp and demonstration of the storyline, their energy and enthusiasm, and their very apparent fondness for what they were doing contributed greatly to the rave reviews received.
Congratulations to Director Hill, to her absolutely magnificent cast, to her stage crew and to all others behind the scenes who contributed to the successful show.
Inter-Lakes High School Store Manager
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