The Wizard of Oz, the 2023 MLMC Musical, has been a tremendous success — performing three night-time shows on 3, 4 and 5 August, as well as two matinees to local primary schools — with great reviews. These performances captivated our audiences, taking them on a magical adventure, thanks to the unwavering dedication and hard work of each of our students, staff and crew who were involved over several months.
Together, as a Musical family, we have woven the threads of individual talents into a show of pure magic. To witness the dedication and passion that all involved have poured into this Musical has been an absolute joy, leaving us with hearts brimming, gratitude and admiration.
We would like to acknowledge and congratulate all involved for the countless hours of hard work, and attendance at rehearsals that made The Wizard of Oz shine so brightly on stage. We are truly humbled to have worked with such an extraordinary musical family.
Below some of the students involved reflect on the experience:
Playing Dorothy this year was so much fun. I met so many amazing people and made so many awesome memories, so I am excited for the next one!
— Cassidy R (Year 10 Purple)
My experience of this year's Musical has been amazing in many ways. I've made so many new friends, and made a lot of new memories. I loved coming to rehearsals, hanging out backstage, and seeing all the amazing talent put it together and perform on stage.
— Mikayla R (Year 8 White)
My experience was an overwhelming array of emotions, but the emotion I felt the most frequently was love. Being part of the Musical is like being part of a family, where you are accepted for who you are no matter what, and that you always have a place to be yourself.
— Ace W (Year 8 Silver)
Being my first year of being a part of a full Musical production, and having the opportunity to also be in a lead role, I've enjoyed myself so much with both the cast and crew. Everyone was so friendly, and I've had so many fun and exciting memories, and met so many amazing people. I wish I had joined sooner. We all did so well, I hope everyone is proud of themselves.
— Mia S (Year 11 Red)
Working with these talented people was probably the highlight of my year. I would look forward to going to every rehearsal and I loved spending time with the cast and all my friends. This is a great experience for young actors, singers and dancers who love to perform.
— Lily S (Year 8 Blue)
This year's Musical was an amazing experience. My highlights of the show were getting to know the cast, getting to perform with my friends and getting to perform on stage — especially on closing night. The overall experience was magical, from learning the songs, to getting costumes, to performing. It was amazing.
— Inara D (Year 8 Blue)