Cranberry High School musical opens April 7

From staff reports

Lions, and tigers, and bears, oh my! Cranberry High School will present the beloved classic “The Wizard of Oz” at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 7-9, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 10.

About the show: Like so many girls her age, little Dorothy Gale (Emily Powell) of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away to another world. Once there, Dorothy is off to see the wizard so she can find her way home. The Scarecrow (Sam Lander), The Tin Man (Nolan Brannon) and the Cowardly Lion (Ian Best) seek a brain, a heart and courage. But first they must all escape the cunning Wicked Witch of the West (Tanner Fell). Other cast members include Remington Slater (Uncle Henry/Emerald City Guard), Ali Shepard (Aunt Em/Glinda), Harrison Keenan (Professor Marvel/Wizard of Oz).

The musical is based on L. Frank Baum’s magical American fairy tale and the MGM musical.

The production is directed by Jason Kosmiski with music direction by Preston Yoder and choreography by Heather Hondel.

Memorable songs include “Over the Rainbow,” “We’re Off to See the Wizard” and “The Merry Old Land of Oz.”

Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children.