The Manville Mini-Musicals program, which moved this fall from the Davis Art Center to the Veterans’ Memorial Center, is offering its second Mini-Musical at the new location with the popular 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.
Mini-Musicals are non-auditioned classes geared toward students in grades 2-6, and emphasize the musical portion of a popular show — 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 from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Jan. 10 in the Club Room at the Vets’, 203 E. 14th St. After learning all songs and dances, the cast will move to the stage in the theater in late February, and all rehearsals thereafter are required. The performance is at 7 p.m. Friday, April 19.
Cost of the session is $150 per person or $280 for siblings enrolling together. Contact director Mindy Manville for information or to enroll at firstname.lastname@example.org.