The Wizard of Oz production is a show for the ages

A cast of students hit new heights with this year’s summer production spectacular!

Northampton High School’s Arts Season plays host to a series of special events which aim to celebrate our students in the world of the Arts. In a school that is bursting with creativity, musicality and theatrical talent, our annual school production remains a calendar favourite; encompassing all of these wonderful passions!

We were delighted to invite guests and members of our school community to this year’s highly anticipated production of The Wizard of Oz. Taking place on Thursday 29 June, Northampton High welcomed a near-capacity audience into school to watch the efforts of our cast, crew and orchestra come to life.

Situated in our state-of-the-art theatre, which was skillfully transformed into the magical Land of Oz, crowds were seated and transported into Dorothy’s fictional world. The beautifully constructed set, designed and created by Mr Laubscher and our talented Art Faculty, proved the perfect setting for our cast to shine! Entering the stage with confidence and composure, each student embraced the opportunity to perform for the school community, delivering excellent interpretations of their characters.

Audiences were wowed by the cast’s hand-crafted costumes, commenting on the accuracy and detail of each outfit. Miss Lycett and a group of volunteering students worked tirelessly to produce an entire wardrobe of excellent pieces and it was fantastic to see their marvellous work on stage. Group dances, music ensembles and solo performances were brought to life by our wonderful orchestra, led by Mr Nathan; comprising talented students, dedicated staff and returning alumnae! Musical talent is nurtured at Northampton High, and our orchestra’s continued passion and commitment to our school performances is evidence of this.

In a night filled with talent, joy and applause, it was wonderful to see pupils from each year collaborating well and making memories to cherish! Excelling in their roles and supporting one another, the true brilliance of our student body was on show. A huge thanks must go to Mrs Marriott for her skill, dedication and genuine love for musical theatre which shines through every year. Mrs Marriott continues to produce phenomenal productions for audiences to enjoy, all whilst equipping students with the skills and professional experience required to succeed on the stage!

Thank you to our wonderful guests and school community for joining us on an adventure along the Yellow Brick Road! We hope you enjoyed this wonderful production of The Wizard of Oz and the opportunity to view the work of our pupils in the world of the Arts.

Congratulations to everyone involved in this year’s magnificent production, we look forward to next year’s show!


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