On Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25, the Hebron Academy Players performed their fourth annual musical, The Wiz. The show was directed by the amazing Julie Middleton, assisted by Shailer Barron, and musically produced by Paul Thibeault. Maintenance Director Michael Hughes provided an incredible rendition of Kansas painted by veteran scenic designers Diamond Duryea ’07 and Allison Maidman.

The cast and crew included experienced thespians, hockey players, basketball players, and snowboarders, several faculty members, and numbered over 50 students in all. The girl’s hockey team became the Winged Monkeys, complete with rollerblades and headlamps. The pit band was composed of expert musicians from the Oxford Hills community, as well as Paul Thibeault and the Wicked Witch of the West, Sam Chandler of Bath.

For many students, this was their first time on stage. Over a period of two months, the cast worked diligently (between athletic practices) on memorizing complicated solos, choreographing dance moves, and finding their voices.

“It’s amazing how so many different people get together and create little miracle,” said Sabina Zupanc of Taby, Sweden.

Through enormous dedication, the Hebron Academy Players were able to perform their best musical to date. Stay tuned February 2007 for Hebron’s next musical!

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