Middle school will present 'Wizard of Oz'


April 26, 1996|By Christy Kruhm | Christy Kruhm,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

MOUNT AIRY Middle School's Drama Club will present the musical "The Wizard of Oz" tonight and tomorrow evening in the school's gymnasium.

The classic fantasy, performed with upbeat '90s music, will feature a cast of more than 60 students, a professional sound system, costumes and elaborate scenery and stage props.

Under the direction of teacher Bill Price, the students have been in production since September.

Mr. Price cast different actors for the two shows, giving club members more opportunity to perform before an audience.

Eighth-grader Dana Prekup, the student director, assisted Mr. Price during months of production.

Students Billy Hillmuth III, Jennifer Graham and Alicia Ritgert open the show in an explosive dance number.

Black lights and ribbons are used creatively to portray the ferocious winds of the twister, starting the characters on their adventures to the Land of Oz.

When Dorothy, played by Jenni VanSant and Anna Matheus, arrives in Oz, she is welcomed by Glinda, the good witch, played by Michelle Williams and Heather Weisse. Her travels down the Yellow Brick Road include encounters with the Scarecrow, played by Keir Lauritzen and Katie Henley, the Tin Man, played by Joey Cairns and Missi Koch, and the Lion, played by Michelle Swanson.

Dorothy's travels aren't trouble-free, as the evil witch, played by Larissa Spencer and Dana Prekup, causes havoc along the way. April Shepard and Matt Evan are cast in the role of the Great Oz.

In her first starring role, Jackie, a Yorkshire terrier owned by actor Erica Saxton, steals the show as Dorothy's traveling companion, Toto.

Tickets for tomorrow night's show may be purchased at the door for $3 per person.

All proceeds will be used for future drama club productions.

Club Lacrosse at school

On May 18, Club Lacrosse returns to South Carroll High School for a second year.

Sponsored by the school's PTSO, the event will feature two games of lacrosse, as well as a clinic for players ages 9 to 16.

Mount Washington Lacrosse Club and Philadelphia Lacrosse Club will take the high school field at 6 p.m.

After that game, Greene Turtle Lacrosse Club will play Chesapeake Toyota Lacrosse Club.

Some of the biggest names in lacrosse will participate in the clinics and play in the games. Stars to look for include the Gait brothers, Tom Marachek and Mark Millon.

Home Team Sports will televise the event for cable viewers.

South Carroll High School PTSO will donate all proceeds to the school to be used for automating the media center.

The $5 admission price covers the clinic and the games.

Information: Mary Lees Gunther, (410) 795-7557.

Home cooking not required

Plan to take the weekend off from cooking and enjoy the an all-you-can-eat homemade breakfast and dinner served by a fire department and a church.

Start your weekend at Prospect United Methodist Church for its annual All You Can Eat Pancake and Sausage Breakfast.

The breakfast will be served tomorrow, beginning at 6: 30 a.m.

Prices are $4.25 for adults and $2.25 for children ages 5 to 8.

For dinner, the church will serve chicken platters from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The fee is $5.50 for adults and $2.25 for children ages 5 to 8.

Prospect United Methodist Church is on Woodville Road in Mount Airy.

Information: Debbie Barneski, 831-6339.

Continue your weekend feast by dining at Winfield Community Volunteer Fire Department's annual Spring All You Can Eat Breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon Sunday.

The menu includes pancakes, eggs, hominy, pudding, sausage, gravy, fried potatoes, biscuits and beverages.

Adult breakfast price is $4.50, and children under age 10 will be charged $2.50.

The firehouse is at 1320 W. Old Liberty Road, Sykesville.

Information: Dick Baker, 875-4107.

Christy Kruhm's Southwest Carroll Neighborhood column appears each Friday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

Pub Date: 4/26/96

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