Drama Club students will present “The Wiz” at 7 p.m. on Nov. 17-18 at Clyde-Savannah High School, 215 Glasgow St., Clyde.
“The Wiz” retells L. Frank Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” with soul music and 1970s style. Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion travel on the Yellow Brick Road to get some help from The Wiz. On their way, they meet witches and other interesting character like singing crows and Kalidahs.
“The Wiz” is directed by Becky Pezzulo. Amanda Lyttle serves as acting director and backstage manager.
The production stars Julia Secor as Dorothy, Noah Bastedo as Scarecrow, Alex Cobb as Tin Man, Zach Hyde as Lion, Coby McAvinney as The Wiz, Autumn Dingy as Evillene, Abby Fitch as Addaperle and Essence Mitchell as Glinda. Featured players include Abby Bastedo as Aunt Em, Josh Arliss as Uncle Henry, Sage Brandt as the Royal Gatekeeper and Quillan Shimp as the Lord High Underling.
Clyde-Savannah Superintendent Michael Hayden will join in as a percussionist in the pit orchestra.
“The Wiz” features a book by William Brown with music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls. The production is presented with special arrangement by Samuel French Inc. Fog and strobe effects will be used.
If the Clyde-Savannah football team competes in the state championships on Nov. 17, the Friday performance will take place at 7 p.m. on Nov. 19.
Tickets cost $8. Call (315) 902-3050 or email rebecca.pezzulo@clydesavannah.org for information.