Greene Footlights present Wizard of Oz

GREENE – Fans of the 1939 classic film Wizard of Oz will have a chance to see the film’s theatrical adaptation this weekend on the Greene High School stage as the Footlights present their spring musical.

With performances at 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday, and a matinee performance at 3 p.m. on Sunday, audiences will have three opportunities to see the student production of the popular musical. Tickets, which will be available at the door, are $7 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens.

According to Amanda Boel, who co-directed the production with Nicole Cline, described the show as a change of pace from what the Footlights normally select for their spring musical.

“We thought it would be fun and enjoyable,” said Cline. That’s not to say, however, that there wasn’t plenty of hard work involved in putting the production together.

According to the two directors, the crew of volunteers responsible for creating the innovative set outdid themselves this year. The costuming, coordinated by Mary Wentlet, is also spectacular.

“She went far beyond on this one,” Boel said, adding that Wentlet goes out of her way to ensure that each character’s costume has a personality of its own.

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