Ardscoil Mhuire Secondary School, Ballinasloe in association with Garbally College will be putting on a production of The Wiz in the Town Hall Theatre, Ballinasloe from November 23 to 25.
The Wiz is a jazzed up adaptation of the original musical The Wizard of Oz.
It all begins on a small farm in Kansas. The lead character, Dorothy (Meadbh Egan ) winds up in the Land of Oz after a tornado strikes her home. Dorothy is told by Addaperle (Ciara Corbett ), the Good Witch, that she must follow the Yellow Brick Road to see the Wiz (Evan Blake ) if she wants to get back to her home in Kansas. On her journey she meets three other characters from the Land of Oz, the Scarecrow (Megan Lawlor ), the Tinman (Kate Croffey ), and the Lion (Padraic McHugh ) who all join her on her journey to see the Wiz. On their way the four friends must dodge Evillene (Alice Cogavin ), the Wicked Witch of the West, her flying monkeys and the deadly Poppy Fields. With the help of Addaperle and her sister, Glinda (Rebecca Dooley ), will Dorothy and her friends make it to the Wiz so she can get back home to Kansas?
The Wiz is a jazzy, lively show with fantastic music and dance numbers that will be sure to put a smile on your face. With every Transition Year student involved in the musical it is sure to be a show that you won’t want to miss.
The show begins at 8pm sharp each night. Tickets are available from Ardscoil Mhuire, Mackney, Ballinasloe and are also available at the door. Tickets for students and OAPs are €8 and adult tickets are €10.
Come along for a fun-filled family show that people of all ages are certain to enjoy!