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I thought The Wizard of Oz was required viewing for every American. Thought we all had to see it at least three times by the 8th grade. The person you'd think would have been one to have seen it most, the director and producer of Waukesha North's current production, Nathan Berish, hadn't seen it at all until he began work on this musical.
The older I get the more I enjoy the Wizard of Oz. We own it on video and I see something new every time I watch it. I enjoyed seeing all the press North's Wizard of Oz production received, especially the part about the flying. I was anxious to see their version of it and thrilled that we could see it last night, though I was worried we wouldn't get tickets. We didn't order them in advance, it was reserved seating, but we did get in OK and sat in the east wing.
I enjoyed the extra effort that went into Mr. Berish's first North musical. Clearing the hurdles of flight, a cairn terrier on the set, choreography of elementary school-age Munchkins, fire proofing everything... made me want to see it all the more. You know a lot of effort went into this $14,000 production.
I enjoyed the whole play, especially Dorothy's acting and singing, expertly performed by the current 'Waukesha Teen Idol," Ellen Jenders. Even Toto did a good job, making appearances in the hall to sign autographs (Got a picture for Sir Fido. Toto is a real "Lady")
Next weekend is the last for this production. If you'd like to see it call 970-3649 or visit North's web site.
So what is a Winkie anyway?