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Mayor of Munchkin Land
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The Mayor of Munchkin Land, greeted Dorothy in Glenholme's engaging version of "The Wizard of Oz"
Dorothy and Scarecrow meet Tinman
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Dorothy and Scarecrow meet the Tin Woodsman in the Apple Orchard.
The Wicked Witch of the West
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The Wicked Witch of the West freightened the Tin Woodsman and Scarecrow in the Apple Orchard.
The Cowardly Lion bellowed about bravery
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The Cowardly Lion bellowed about bravery at the gates of Emerald City.
Washington, CT - Performing an iconic movie musical for a school summer production can be a tricky task, especially when the movie has been immortalized by many decades of television airings and stage adaptations. However, The Glenholme School’s version of “The Wizard of Oz” certainly holds its own among tributes to the classic show.

"The Wizard of Oz" tells the story of a misunderstood Kansas farm girl, Dorothy Gale, and her dog, Toto. After the Gales' insufferable spinster neighbor, Almira Gultch, threatens to take Toto away, Dorothy and Toto flee in search of a better life. However, Dorothy begins to have doubts and returns home just as a fierce tornado hits the Gales' farm. In the midst of the storm, Dorothy is struck on the head and, while unconscious, is transported to a mystical land ‘beyond the rainbow.’ There, she meets characters from her Kansas life, who have been magically transformed within her dreams. After traveling down the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City and defeating the Wicked Witch of the West, Dorothy and her friends meet the true Wizard of Oz, who rewards them with their heart’s greatest desires which, for Dorothy, is returning home to Kansas.

The Glenholme interpretation of this classic movie musical features Amy as Dorothy Gale, whose energy, focus, and talent provides the glue for the show, and Jack as the Scarecrow, who, from his initial ramblings and wobbly jesters to his final tearful farewell, keeps the audience delightfully entertained. Other notable performances include Jake and Austin as The Tin Woodsman, Steve and Nico as the Cowardly Lion, Masha as the Wicked Witch of the West, and Babette the dog as an adoable and well-behaved Toto. The costumes, particularly for Glinda, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion, and the Tin Woodsman, are magnificent. The production also incorporates area children in the Munchkin Land scene as munchkins and lollipop guild players.

The Glenholme School is a therapeutic boarding school for young people who are often considered fragile and complex, diagnosed with Asperger's, ADHD, PDD, OCD, Tourette's, depression, anxiety as well as learning differences. The program provides a treatment milieu designed to build competence socially and academically. Our learning environment supports and enhances the ability for young people with special needs to succeed. For more information about The Glenholme School and its program, visit Devereux Connecticut.
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The Glenholme School is accredited as an independent boarding school for children with special needs by The New England Association of Schools and Colleges, with diploma granting privileges. Glenholme is a member of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, licensed by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, and approved by the Connecticut Board of Education, New Jersey Department of Education, California Department of Education, and the New York State Education Department.The Glenholme School, 81 Sabbaday Lane, Washington, Connecticut 06793, phone: 860-868-7377, fax: 860-868-7894, email: