Terryville High School bringing Oz to life

Published on Thursday, 17 March 2022 11:00


PLYMOUTH – Excitement is high among students at Terryville High School as the drama club prepares for its production of “The Wizard of Oz.”

The drama club’s performance will be held April 8 at 6:30 p.m. and April 9 at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Borkowski Family Auditorium at Terryville High School. Concessions, flowers and other “swag” will be available for purchase at each show.

The show is produced by Nicole McWilliams and Drama Advisor and Director Chris Perkins. Perkins said it will include a cast of 60 to 90 students and a crew of about 30 students.

“This will be the first big show in my time as advisor,” he said. “It is also the 10th anniversary of the last time we did The Wizard of Oz. It will feature sets and costumes designed by students. It will be a full production with makeup, lights and sound. Some of our drama club alumni will be assisting with choreography and music. Our closing show on April 9 will feature a special event with these alumni.”

McWilliams said that students are “hard at work” rehearsing for the show, which will be the first that they’ve put on in 2 years due to the pandemic.

“There’s a lot of excitement; they’re putting their hearts and souls into this production,” she said.

Tickets will be $14 for adults and $10 for students and free for seniors 65 and older. Proceeds will support the Terryville High School drama club.

Tickets can be purchased at ths.booktix.com or by stopping by the high school on Sundays between noon and 3 p.m. or Monday and Tuesday from 3 to 6 p.m. Tickets will be available 45 minutes before the shows at the box office.

Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or bjohnson@bristolpress.com.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Plymouth, Terryville on Thursday, 17 March 2022 11:00. Updated: Thursday, 17 March 2022 11:03.