The Woodward News


April 10, 2013

‘We’re off to see the Wizard’ starting Thursday



Baird said countless hours have gone into making this musical production possible.

"All the cast has worked so diligently," he said, noting "I don't think I can count the hours they've put in."

That investment has gone beyond just the hours spent practicing lines.

"There's the time the support staff spent making munchkin costumes and Emerald City costumes," Baird said, adding, "A lot of the cast rallied around to help backstage, building things and creating things."

Some of his main cast members have also done double duty with Eryn Brooks serving as the costume designer, and Charlie Burns handling a lot of choreography.

All in all, with the effort that everyone has put into the production, Baird said, "while we are still a community theater group, I think our production will come off with an air of professionalism that is refreshing."

He said his goal is to also make it an entertaining and "immersing" production.

"Our goal is to have everyone who comes into our audience to travel down the yellow brick road with the cast and feel like they're there, they're part of it and immersed in it," he said.

Overall, Baird described the play as "two-and-a-half hours of just a wonderful story that we all know and love."

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