Wizard of Oz - At Sheldon-Williams Collegiate

DECEMBER 16, 2019 -- Sheldon-Williams Collegiate is proud to present a high school production of the timeless classic, ​The Wizard of Oz

This year marks not only the 80th anniversary of the enduring musical comedy but also the inception of a cutting-edge academic program at Sheldon-Williams Collegiate (SWC).

More than 75 SWC Spartans from Grades 9 through 12 participate in a two-hour class devoted to the production of a musical. Led by teacher-directors Krista McDivitt, Sarah Keefe, Brit Peters and Brianna Levesque, students are challenged to explore the myriad diverse elements of production.

Those who attend SWC’s production of ​The Wizard of Oz will be dazzled by some of the special features that make this adaptation noteworthy.

Special features include:

  • Students have designed pre-show video features, as well as interactive opportunities for the audience, in the style of the Cineplex ​Timeplay​.
  • Many set pieces were constructed in intricate, three-dimensional styles.
  • Costumes have been upcycled and designed in consultation with our school’s Cosplay Club.
  • Cast members led in the choreography of multiple dance numbers.
  • Lighting, sound, and audiovisual technicians have been privileged to workshop with Hannah Kirby and Eryn Griffith of the Globe Theatre.
  • Many of the acting roles have been double-cast, leading to considerable collaboration in character development among actors.

Tickets are available for sale at the Sheldon-Williams Collegiate main office. Admission for students and seniors is $10; admission for adults is $12. Tickets are available for purchase in the Sheldon Williams Collegiate or purchase tickets from these outstanding local businesses:

●    Dessart Sweets (Cathedral) - 3036 13th Avenue
●    Houston Pizza (Lakeview) -  3422 Hill Avenue
●    Good Earth Coffeehouse (Grasslands) - 110-4830 Gordon Road

Performances will take place in the Pollard Auditorium, Sheldon-Williams Collegiate (2601 Coronation Street):

  • Wednesday, January 15 at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 16 at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, January 17 at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 18 at 1:30 p.m.

To schedule a class visit, or for more information, please contact Brittany Peters: (306) 530-5342.