Logo

Pupils take parents on a magical, musical adventure in Wizard of Oz production

PUBLISHED: 12:13 29 March 2019 | UPDATED: 12:35 29 March 2019

Daisy, 9, as the Tin Man and Iris, 8, as Dorothy in Cromer Junior School's Year 4 production of the Wizard of Oz.
Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Daisy, 9, as the Tin Man and Iris, 8, as Dorothy in Cromer Junior School's Year 4 production of the Wizard of Oz. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Archant

Budding young performers at Cromer Junior School took an audience of staff and fellow pupils on a trip down the Yellow Brick Road, in a musical production of the classic L Frank Baum story, The Wizard of Oz.

Nathan, 8, as the Scarecrow and Iris, 8, as Dorothy in Cromer Junior School's Year 4 production of the Wizard of Oz.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLNathan, 8, as the Scarecrow and Iris, 8, as Dorothy in Cromer Junior School's Year 4 production of the Wizard of Oz. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Produced by Year 4 teachers Tara Fletcher, Amy Thompson and Rachel Cliffe and starring a 67-strong cast of eight and nine-year-olds, the show featured toe tapping pop hits, as well as a selection of songs written by staff.

It told the tale of Dorothy and her dog Toto, who were whisked off to Oz, where they met the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and the Scarecrow, with other characters including a chorus of singing crows and a team of Santa Munchkins.

'We're off to see the wizard': Cromer Junior School's Year 4 production of the Wizard of Oz.
Picture: KAREN BETHELL'We're off to see the wizard': Cromer Junior School's Year 4 production of the Wizard of Oz. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Ms Thompson said staff had encouraged every Year 4 child to play a role in the production – from actors, dancers and singers, to choir members and narrators.

“They have shown real commitment,” she added. “Parents have helped with costumes and learning lines and it has been a wonderful collaboration between school and home.”

Millie, 8, as good witch Glinda and Daisy, 9, as the Wicked Witch of the West in Cromer Junior School's Year 4 production of the Wizard of Oz.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLMillie, 8, as good witch Glinda and Daisy, 9, as the Wicked Witch of the West in Cromer Junior School's Year 4 production of the Wizard of Oz. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Daisy, 9, as the Wicked Witch of the West in Cromer Junior School's Year 4 production of the Wizard of Oz.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLDaisy, 9, as the Wicked Witch of the West in Cromer Junior School's Year 4 production of the Wizard of Oz. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Eight-year-old Iris as Dorothy and Daisy, 9, as the Wicked Witch of the West in Cromer Junior School's Year 4 production of the Wizard of Oz.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLEight-year-old Iris as Dorothy and Daisy, 9, as the Wicked Witch of the West in Cromer Junior School's Year 4 production of the Wizard of Oz. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Nathan, 8, as the scarecrow and Daisy, 9 as the Tin Man in Cromer Junior School's Year 4 production of the Wizard of Oz.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLNathan, 8, as the scarecrow and Daisy, 9 as the Tin Man in Cromer Junior School's Year 4 production of the Wizard of Oz. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Millie, 8, as good witch Glinda in Cromer Junior School's Year 4 production of the Wizard of Oz.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLMillie, 8, as good witch Glinda in Cromer Junior School's Year 4 production of the Wizard of Oz. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Cromer Junior School's Year 4 production of the Wizard of Oz.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLCromer Junior School's Year 4 production of the Wizard of Oz. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Cromer Junior School's Year 4 production of the Wizard of Oz.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLCromer Junior School's Year 4 production of the Wizard of Oz. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Cromer Junior School's Year 4 production of the Wizard of Oz.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLCromer Junior School's Year 4 production of the Wizard of Oz. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

A team of singing crows were among the characters appearing in Cromer Junior School's Year 4 production of the Wizard of Oz.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLA team of singing crows were among the characters appearing in Cromer Junior School's Year 4 production of the Wizard of Oz. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

A team of singing crows were among the characters appearing in Cromer Junior School's Year 4 production of the Wizard of Oz.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLA team of singing crows were among the characters appearing in Cromer Junior School's Year 4 production of the Wizard of Oz. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Ethan, 8, and Jack, 9, as the Wicked Witch of the West's monkey minions in Cromer Junior School's Year 4 production of the Wizard of Oz.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLEthan, 8, and Jack, 9, as the Wicked Witch of the West's monkey minions in Cromer Junior School's Year 4 production of the Wizard of Oz. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Year 4 Munchkins in Cromer Junior School's Year 4 production of the Wizard of Oz.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLYear 4 Munchkins in Cromer Junior School's Year 4 production of the Wizard of Oz. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

The 67-strong cast of Cromer Junior School's Year 4 production of the Wizard of Oz.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLThe 67-strong cast of Cromer Junior School's Year 4 production of the Wizard of Oz. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Latest Articles

Most Read