Oregon High School’s production of “The Wizard of Oz” made it down the yellow brick road and found a reward at the end.
The show, performed Nov. 9-11 at the high school’s performing arts center, and its cast and crew received recognition in the annual Jerry Awards for on-stage and behind-the-scenes work. The Jerry Awards have recognized high school musical programs each year since the 2009-10 school year.
This year, the program reviewed 98 productions from 92 different theater organizations or high schools in 30 counties around the state, according to a news release. There will be a show to honor the winners Sunday, June 9, at the Overture Center in Madison, which will include performances by the Outstanding Award recipients. The show will be livestreamed on Wisconsin Public Television.
Oregon’s stage performers who received awards were Elyse Harvancik as Dorothy for “Outstanding Lead” and Miranda Moore as the Wicked Witch of the West for “Outstanding Supporting,” according to the release. Kendra TeBeest received the “Spirit Award,” given to one member of each production reviewed.
The school’s orchestra was among 10 to receive the “Outstanding Orchestra” designation, and Samantha Kapusta and Pamela Grant each received recognition for “Outstanding Costume” work.