Middle school students shine in “Wizard of Oz”

The YMCA of the North Shore directed a middle school production of the “Wizard of Oz.”  Middle school students acted and helped with music, lights, and backstage responsibly.  The play was performed on May 23rd, 24th, 25th.

Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Eighth grader Charlotte Hoff performs as the character Dorothy Gale with her dog Toto played by Liz Staid. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Eighth grader Charlotte Hoff performs as the character Dorothy Gale with her dog Toto played by Liz Staid. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sixth grader Mia Cromwell and seventh grader Kendall Hersey play Dorothy’s guardians, Aunty Em and Uncle Henry.  Eighth grader Heather Holley portrays Miss Gulch.  Holley also plays the Wicked Witch of the West. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sixth grader Mia Cromwell and seventh grader Kendall Hersey play Dorothy’s guardians, Aunty Em and Uncle Henry. Eighth grader Heather Holley portrays Miss Gulch. Holley also plays the Wicked Witch of the West. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Glinda, played by sixth grader Paige Mandia, greets Dorothy for the first time as they are surrounded by Munchkins who are played by various middle school students. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Glinda, played by sixth grader Paige Mandia, greets Dorothy for the first time as they are surrounded by Munchkins who are played by various middle school students. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Sixth grader Whitney Johnson plays the scarecrow, as well as the character Hunk on the farm in Kansas. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sixth grader Whitney Johnson plays the scarecrow, as well as the character Hunk on the farm in Kansas. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sixth grader Julia Kaper portrays the Tin Man as well as Hickory, one of the farmers. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sixth grader Julia Kaper portrays the Tin Man as well as Hickory, one of the farmers. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Holley, playing the Wicked Witch of the West, threatens the Tin Man as they are surrounded by apple-throwing trees. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Holley, playing the Wicked Witch of the West, threatens the Tin Man as they are surrounded by apple-throwing trees. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, and Tin Man meet the Cowardly Lion who is played by seventh grader Jake D’Ambrosio.  D’Ambrosio also plays a man on Dorothy’s family farm named Zeke. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, and Tin Man meet the Cowardly Lion who is played by seventh grader Jake D’Ambrosio. D’Ambrosio also plays a man on Dorothy’s family farm named Zeke. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The Wicked Witch of the West cast a spell that gave the poppy flowers the power to put all of the characters to sleep. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The Wicked Witch of the West cast a spell that gave the poppy flowers the power to put all of the characters to sleep. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Before seeing the Wizard of Oz, the people of Oz help to make over the Tin Man, Dorothy, and the Cowardly Lion. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Before seeing the Wizard of Oz, the people of Oz help to make over the Tin Man, Dorothy, and the Cowardly Lion. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
D’Ambrosio gives a speech as the Cowardly Lion about how important courage is. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
D’Ambrosio gives a speech as the Cowardly Lion about how important courage is. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Middle school students held umbrellas, lights, foam tubes, and foam hands in order to create the image of the Great and Powerful Oz. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Middle school students held umbrellas, lights, foam tubes, and foam hands in order to create the image of the Great and Powerful Oz. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Dorothy tells Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, and Scarecrow that she must go home to Kansas. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Dorothy tells Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, and Scarecrow that she must go home to Kansas. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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