Saturday, March 6, 2010

The Wizard of Ozlo

The 10th graders at ThIS put on their musical tonight. They had been studying social problems, and one that caught their attention was the plight of child refugees seeking asylum in Norway, and the unfairness that children ages 15-17 are treated as adults and not children. They decided to write a musical on the theme, and they wrote the script, the songs, and directed it themselves.

The "Wizard of Ozlo" was fantastic. Again and again throughout the evening I couldn't believe that this masterpiece was entirely student-created. Songs, dance, students both singing and playing the instruments... along with a poignant and touching storyline that made a political statement. Wow! Well done 10th graders!

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