Drama classes prep for performance of ‘Oz Monologues’

Posted: November 29, 2012 in Drama

By Bobby Bauders
Cougar News Blog

The drama classes are putting on a performance called, “The Oz Monologues” by Willis Chism. First hour’s performance will be at 6 p.m. on Dec. 5. and second hour’s will be the 6th at the same time.
It’s a behind-the-scenes look at The Wizard of Oz and reveals what really happened when Dorothy landed in Oz, as well as the truth about the slippers.
“I always find that comedy is the best choice for this age group,” said drama teacher Kristina Harshman.
The drama classes spent almost a month working on play during class. Even though there is no stage at Cactus Canyon, students work on blocking, annunciation, projection, and memorizing.
Students auditioned and wrote an essay about why they wanted a certain part.
“I have worked hard to memorize my line and get in character,” said eighth grader Calysta Harshman, who has the part of the Cowardly Lion in the first-hour performance.
The classes will continue to prepare till showtime in December.
Mrs. Harshman said she’s happy with the way the show is coming together and that those in attendance will be highly entertained. Both performances will be at the AJHS PAC. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for students.
“Come see the show,” Mrs. Harshman said.

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