Over 230 sixth through eighth grade students, staff members, and parent volunteers have worked for months to bring “The Wizard of Oz” to life in Evanston for Chute’s all-school musical March 13 and 14.
Held every three years, the talented Chute Middle School students are piecing the all-school production together from start to finish - from costume and set design to acting, singing, and dancing, from the orchestra to advertising.
The students are doing it all with the help of Chute educators Jenna Temkin (Director), Matt Przekota (musical director), Jennifer McGuire (stage crew), Margaret Philbrick and Alyson Berger (orchestra), Cindy Adler (scenery club and advanced arts), Sherri Kushner (advanced media arts - publicity/program/poster design), and Elena Kountoures (choreography).
The Chute musical is a long-standing tradition for over 20 years and is the only one in the district to present the full musical (not junior version) with live instrumentation.
Using L. Frank Baum’s book as its inspiration, this version of The Wizard of Oz uses the story elements and famous songs from the classic stage musical. Join Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, and several new characters as they follow the Yellow Brick Road for a twisting and entertaining trip to the Emerald City.
Performances will be held at 7 p.m. March 13 and 14 in the Chute Middle School Auditorium, 1400 Oakton Street.
Tickets are $10 and seating is reserved on a first come, first served basis. Ticket forms are available to download and print or can be picked up in the school's main office.