Talented students from Shrewsbury’s Grange Secondary School are aiming to put on a spell-binding show as they take to the stage to perform the classic musical The Wizard of Oz.

More than 50 students from the school will be taking part in the production which is being staged next week.

Head of Arts at the Grange, Vicki Bradburn, said that the cast had been rehearsing since November and were greatly looking forward to their matinee performance on Tuesday (MARCH 25th) followed by two evening shows on Wednesday and Thursday.

“They have worked extremely hard and it will be a joy to see them showing off their singing, dancing and acting talents to parents and friends in the audience,” said Mrs Bradburn.

“There will also be live music from a band featuring some students from the school.

 “And for Jessica Jenks who plays the part of Dorothy, it will hopefully be the springboard for a career on the stage as it is her dream to perform in West End musicals.”

Jessica, who is in Year 10 at the Grange said: “It is an honour playing the part of Dorothy and I have enjoyed every second of it so far – it has really boosted my confidence.”

Sam Mayle, who is also in Year 10 and is taking the part of the Scarecrow said: “Since starting the rehearsals it has been an incredible experience and one that I will cherish.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed helping other members of the cast to act to their full capability.”


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