Danzart Wizard of Oz musical

Danzart Wizard of Oz musical

Danzart Wizard of Oz musical

The Danzart Wizard of Oz musical performance takes place on Wednesday March 28th and Thursday March 29th at 7:00pm at Laude San Pedro International School.

The Wizard of Oz is the story of the adventures of a little girl, Dorothy Gale, who tries to find her way back home after she is swept away in a storm at her Kansas farm home and is thrown into the Land of Oz. Along her way to Oz and, ultimately back home, Dorothy meets the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Lion who all seek to find the Great Wizard of Oz to help them fullfill their desires of respectively a brain, a heart, and courage.

This is a performance that can be enjoyed by all ages.

Tickets to the performance are only 5 euro for adults and 1 euro for children.

For more details contact Laude San Pedro International School at +34 95 279 99 00.

Read more about Danzart and their production of Cats and The Lion King.

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Apr 15, 2012
Stellar performance of the Wizard of Oz - Part 2
by: Georgina Gamble

The Characters:

Scarecrow was wheeled on stage slumped in an old cane chair amidst a mass of corn-like fronds, Tin Man squeaked for help among tall, eerie, dried palm leaves and the Cowardly Lion crept up and pounced on the unexpecting Dorothy and Toto. The exceptional body language and lip-synching skills of these young actors brought fully to life these classic characters as they set off to win the Wicked Witch’s broomstick and deliver it to the Wizard of OZ in their hopes to get home, get a brain, get a heart or find the nerve.

Unfortunately, the Witch was also on the hunt for those legendary sparkling red slippers. The wicked witch, who stole the show, terrified her audience with her brilliant interpretation of Webber’s new song, “Red Shoes”. Luckily a bucket of sparkling water finished her off and she melted away in a puff of smoke much to the relief of the younger viewers.

It was the stunning glittery Glenda that waved her wand and swished her flowing skirt around until Dorothy found her way back home by clicking her heels together.

The actors never lost focus and whether they were in the lime-light or not they remained constantly in character. The collaboration of the children’s parents to produce simple, colourful and original costumes is wonderful and particularly, Lola Fernandez, shared her theatrical talent by creating costumes for the main characters based on those designed for the Broadway musical.

All the performers are to be commended for their momentous team effort, dedication and outstanding contribution that dazzled and enchanted us all. A Danzart Show is a must see experience for anyone who shares a love for empowering children through the Performing Arts.

Link to local review and photos.

Apr 15, 2012
Stellar performance of the Wizard of Oz - Part 1
by: Georgina Gamble

The DANZART team

Danzart is a group of talented young performers at Laude San Pedro International College, led by Karen Felici–Guanieri. Danzart is the catalyst for inspiring a unique whole school experience which draws together children from the ages of 6 to 16 linking the primary and secondary school in a celebration of the power of Performing Arts.

On the 28th and 29th of March 2012, the Laude Gymnasium was transformed by Danzart into a full scale performing arts arena that transported its delighted audiences over the rainbow and all the way to Broadway with a spectacular adaptation of the all time classic; Wizard of Oz. It was a creative fusion of the much-loved songs from the original film with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical numbers.

Karen Felici-Guarnieri, choreographed yet another enchanting display of dance, movement and lip-synched interpretation accompanied by outstanding quality sound and lighting. There were one hundred children in the performance, not only dancing and acting but generating costumes, coordinating scene changes, props, face painting and assisting in the setting up and dismantling of the enormous gym-come-theatre space. Karen has demonstrated yet again her passion and talent for paving the way for the Performing Arts at Laude by empowering children of all ages to participate actively in the making of a full scale show.

Setting the Scene:

Grim black plastic bags coated the opening scene, echoing the classic black and white world of Dorothy in Kansas in the original 1939 film. The plastic sheets were swept away by swirling, haunting, white-masked wind dancers revealing an explosion of colour and the iconic yellow brick road on the other side of the rainbow. Munchkins sneakily appeared from under the stage, crawling in from behind the curtains and skipping in from the wings full of energy, beaming and delighting their audience.

A term of Golden Time in KS2 was dedicated to DANZART DESIGNS and the creation of the sets and scenery. Children from Year 3 to 6 participated in transforming small scale designs and drawings onto gigantic backdrops; measuring, mixing, sloshing paint, spreading glue, cutting and sticking shiny mosaic paper and smudging bright chalk to generate the smurf-like houses of Munchkin Land and the towering gateway of the Emerald City skyline. The children’s artwork was then hung on four revolving panels especially made for the production by helpful parents.

Bright red curtain backdrops sprawled with hairy black spider webs were effortlessly unrolled on stage, mid-performance, instantly transforming the glitzy Las Vegas Emerald City scene into the Evil Witch’s Castle with a swirling mesh of red lights at her doorway.

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