The Wizard of Oz is one of my favorite plays of all time. This is one of the few plays that I actually read the book first. I don’t know about you, but I think youngsters nowadays don’t like to read anymore. I talked to my young son a while ago about different stories that I was sure he would like, but he started asking about when the movie had come out.
Anyway, out of all the plays I have seen, there are a couple of them that stand out. The first one is the one I was in. I was in middle school and it was one of those school projects. My role would be the tin man and I would make sure everything would come out perfect on my part. The thing is that I wasn’t much of a dancer and my role would involve quite a few steps.
At that time, all the roles had been assigned and there was no sense in backing down. I went to see one of my friends who was a very good dancer. She had taken part in that same play a year before, so she knew a couple of steps that they would still be using. I went to her house twice a week, so we could get in as much practice time as we could. She would also assign me some homework and would even tease me about it.
When the day of the play came, I won’t say that I was killing it on the dance floor, but at least I was alright. It had been a wonderful experience and I was even ready to do it again the following year. My son has also participated in a few plays in kindergarten and elementary school. Fortunately, he is a very good dancer, just like his mother. He is also very social and not as shy as I used to be.
The second Wizard of Oz play that I have enjoyed the most, was one by the local Police Department. That’s right! It took place last year, and when we received the invitation, we were very curious as to what to expect. It was part of a fundraiser that would raise money for the victims of the latest floods that had recently hit the area. The officers surprised everyone in attendance with their dance moves, it was an unforgettable experience.
The boys and girls from the following high school decided to raise the bar a couple of notches more. They are going to present the same play, the Wizard of Oz, but with a unique twist that is bound to make you jump out of your seat and join along. Get ready to rock!