Tickets are on sale for The Wizard of Oz, the first production of Bethany Community School’s Drama Club. Performances are Friday, March 27th at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 28th at 6 p.m. on the stage of Bethany Community School.
“The Bethany Community School Drama Club is a dream come true for me,” says Colleen Murray, Superintendent of Bethany Community School. “With the rigor and high accountability in education these days, it is more important than ever to offer children multiple opportunities to integrate the arts. This is no easy task and I am grateful to our PTO, many parent volunteers and the Jaime A. Hulley Arts Foundation for making this possible.”
Seventy-six students are participating in the production from Kindergarten through sixth grade. Director Deborah Sansone is leading the team along with Musical Director, Mary Grace Crisci. Nine parent volunteer directors including Agnes Crisanti, Jaime Gildea, Leslie Melillo, Angela Mordecai, Ross Nelson, Anya Reed, Danielle Troy, and Jessica Vanderberg make it possible to run a program with so many students. The club is also lucky to have Amity High School student and BCS alumni, Rhian Alsgaard, as a junior director.
“The kids are working really hard learning lines, songs, and dances and are simply enjoying the experience of getting on stage,” says Deborah Sansone, Director. “We have been practicing hard since January and for many of the kids this will be their first time on stage. There’s so much talent and personality at BCS and I know they will all shine brightly at the show.”
Tickets can be purchased at Bethany Community School at the door for $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for seniors and students.