The Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School (LOLMS) Drama Club presents its 2015 musical production, “The Wizard of Oz,” this coming Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27 and 28.
More than 60 middle school students are involved in the cast and crew of this iconic stage production. Fans will recognize the lines and lyrics of the 1939 American musical fantasy film by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, which was based on L. Frank Baum’s 1900 novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Dual leads will perform the roles of Dorothy, her side-kicks Scarecrow, Tin Man and Friendly Lion, and also Glinda the Good Witch, the Wicked Witch of the West and the Wizard. The show also includes the Munchkins, winged monkeys, residents of Oz and the whole cast of characters from the classic film.
This all-student production also includes the rare Jitterbug dance scene that was deleted from the popular film version. The play is directed by LOLMS Choral Director Laura Gladd (Lyme-Old Lyme High School Class of 2007), assisted by Jennifer Skelly and Heather Saia.
Performances are at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27, and Saturday, Feb. 28.
Tickets can be purchased for $8 in advance at The Bowerbird, 46 Halls Rd. in the Old Lyme Marketplace and at the LOLMS Office, 53 Lyme St., Old Lyme during school hours from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tickets also can be purchased on the door before the shows.