The Manville Mini-Musicals program is producing the family musical, “The Wizard of Oz.” This collection of songs will include selections from “Wicked” and also from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s recent revamp of the popular score so that every cast member that would like a solo will have one.
Mini-Musicals are non-auditioned classes geared toward students in second to sixth grades, and emphasize the musical portion of a popular show. Note: These are not acting classes.
Vocal and dance testing takes place on the first day of class, and storyteller and acting tryouts are during the second class. Every student who tests is placed on a solo/duet and dance team. Students play all parts, except when short acting or storyteller scenes are included, and the ensemble is onstage nearly the entire show.
Rehearsals will take place on Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m. beginning Jan. 10 in the Club Room at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. After learning all songs and dances, the cast will move to the stage in the Veterans’ Memorial Theater in late February, and all expanded rehearsals thereafter are required.
The performance will be at 7 p.m. Friday, April 19.
The cost of the session is $150 for individuals and $280 for siblings enrolling together. For more information or to enroll, visit [email protected].