The first costume and tech rehearsal for our upcoming production of “The Wizard of Oz” is in the books! Believe us when we say, ‘it takes an army to produce a show” and we are thankful to have an outstanding “army” of VOLUNTEERS. Connie Jones, our costume/wardrobe mistress, brings the characters to life with her talents as a designer and seamstress. Dress rehearsal means, fittings, pinning and adjustments. She and her assistants, help performers dress and make the first round of adjustments towards a final fitting. In other areas, volunteers are busy applying makeup and determining what will work best for each character. Another team is supervising children, ensuring that they move from the rehearsal hall to the stage at the proper time safely, rain or shine. The backstage, and the lighting and sound crew, get instructions for moving set pieces and props, as well as cues for lighting and sound. Roy Dillon has spent countless hours building set pieces and is on hand to lend advice on moving and operating those pieces. Pianist Keitha Bledsole, warms up and prepares for her part in the live music portions of the show. and assistant to the director, Pam Dillon, gives last minute calls and instructions to the volunteers. ALL of this takes place under the watchful eye and instructions of our wonderful director Beth Campbell-Work. The entire process will be repeated four times a week for the next few weeks. Finally, on May 18 at 7:00 PM, the curtain will open for the first performance and our young performers will speak, sing and dance their hearts out for YOU! Please mark your calendars on May 18 and 19 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, May 20 at 2:30 PM. Tickets are $15.00 for Adults and $12,00 for students 18 and under and will be available closer to opening night.