The Wizard of Oz

Tranby College Junior School Performing Arts students wowed audiences with their singing, dancing and acting talents in the recent production of "The Wizard of Oz - Young Performers Edition" based on the book by L. Frank Baum.

Approximately 64 students aged from 10 -12 years portrayed the tale of a young Dorothy Gale from Kansas, who dreamed of what lies over the rainbow!

Tranby College Junior School in Baldivis runs a musical production as a part of their Performing Arts programme every two years. Students had been rehearsing for 7 months in preparation for the performances that were held at the Koorliny Arts Centre in late July.

The response to the performances have been hugely positive. One proud grandparent, Mrs Fiona Russell-Brown quoting: "I went to see the performance on Friday morning and just loved it. My husband and other family members were able to attend Thursday evening's show and were all equally impressed. I think it is a credit to all of your workers that the outfits looked fantastic. The children were amazing.  When you think that the children involved were so young and yet they performed brilliantly.  The work that each child must have put in to learning their individual part, or parts in some cases, must have taken a considerable amount of time, energy and discipline. There are some who will likely go onto careers in the entertainment industry - inspired by their start at Tranby!  Congratulations also to all of the teaching staff involved. Without their professional input the show wouldn't have been the huge success and spectacle that it was."

Lead role, Erin Bullivant, commented on her experiences: "I had the time of my life being in the production. I learnt how much hard work has to be put in and I know it was worth it. My friends and I loved to practice the dances, lines, and songs. It showed me dreams can come true and now I hope to continue performing in the future. Being Dorothy and performing on stage with everyone was the best part of all."

Congratulations to students and staff on an outstanding production.

(Photos by Stephen Smith, Memento Studio)