The Wizard of Oz
The Cypress Christian School High School Theatre Department treated audiences to an amazing production of The Wizard of Oz on April 29, 30 and May 1, 2021, at The MET Church. The production showcased all of the characters you know and love, along with a couple of familiar characters with a new “twist” to them. The performance was a hit!
Main roles of Historian, Dorothy, Tinman, Scarecrow and Lion were supported with a wonderful cast of witches, munchkins, Ozians and even a magical biker gang. Based on the classic by L. Frank Baum, this non-musical version of the tale you know and love has become a staple for theatre lovers young and old. Set in the Kansas prairie, Dorothy finds herself caught in a roaring cyclone that takes her to the magical world of Oz. While Dorothy embarks on her journey to return to her Aunt and Uncle, she encounters curious characters that remind all of us that we have the brains, heart and courage to persevere and make our dreams a reality. In a time where many are enduring hard times, the production was the perfect reminder to us that there is No place like Home.
In the lobby, the National Art Honor Society students had an opportunity to showcase their talents with a silent auction benefiting the Boys and Girls Club. Students created art that showcased the characters that were seen on stage and allowed patrons to take home a unique masterpiece while benefitting a cause that is very dear to Cypress Christian School.
Special thanks to directors (Marit Broussard, Kiley Harris and Jessica Mynes), the cast, backstage tech crew and CCS parents for their tireless efforts in making this show a success. We cannot wait to see what performance opportunities await our students as they continue to support the arts with their talents.