“Wizard of Oz” Rehearsals Underway

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Mr. Cahr leads the cast of the “Wizard of Oz” in rehearsal. Photo by Wendy L.

By Wendy L.

Bi-Cultural is putting on the play ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ this year. It will take place in the school gym on Tuesday, March 29th, Thursday, March 31st, and Sunday, April 3rd. Play practice is a fun and classic after school activity.

There is a new exciting event happening in play practice. Mira Rosovsky plays Dorothy Gale. Mira is a young middle schooler getting the lead role. Most of the time the lead role is reserved for at least a 7th or 8th grader. Not just Mira is scoring a lead role.

One 6th grader, Avi Gordon, is playing the male lead of Scarecrow. This comes as less of a shock because Avi managed to get the staring role of Peter Pan in last year’s ‘Peter Pan’ as just a 5th grader. Avi was a shoe-in. Despite his age he is funny, clumsy, and likeable in real life. Mira is also perfect for the part. Her mom was also Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz. Mira says, “I’m happy to continue the tradition.”