Thompson Students Dedicate Wizard of Oz Theater Production to the Memory of Mary R Fisher!

Thompson Public School Students will present the Wizard of Oz theater production under the direction of Adam and Jessica van der Swaagh. This experienced theater couple is working with the faculty of the Thompson Music Department; Kate Anderson (Tourtellotte Memorial High School), Justin Leclerc (Thompson Middle School), and Carol Rossetti (Mary R Fisher Elementary School) to restore theater production in the school community. All three teachers will also provide the musical accompaniment along with other musicians including our own Mary R. Fisher Principal, Noveline Beltram.

The Wizard of Oz was selected as the initial revival production to be dedicated to the memory of Mary R. Fisher, former principal of the elementary school.  Ms. Fisher’s last school production in 1989 was the Wizard of Oz. In her memory, the students would like to invite the original cast members of that show to be recognized on opening night Friday April 5, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the Thompson Public Schools Auditorium. Original cast members will have reserved seats and will be brought to the stage at the start of the show to be recognized. Please contact Danielle Pederson at (860) 923-9581 to confirm your attendance.

The show will star students from elementary through high school. Some of the lead roles are performed by:

Dorothy Gale                             Halladay Glode

Aunt Em                                    Trinity Davis

Uncle Henry                               Natalie Polsky

Zeke/Cowardly Lion                    Cole Coderre

Hickory/Tin Man                         Channing Boss

Almira Gulch                              Rae Hazard

Glinda                                       Laura Fournier

Professor Marvel/Oz                    Ashton Rocha

Additional shows will also be performed on Saturday April 6, 2019 at 7:00 pm and Sunday April 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm. Ticket are $10.00 each, $5.00 for seniors and students. Children under three are free. The proceeds will offset the expenses associated with putting on the production.

It is the goal of the district to expand the theater program in Thompson and introduce more opportunities for our students to experience the arts. We urge the community to come out for an entertaining show and support our talented students.