From left (back): Maggie Kane, Anna Tallier, Meredith Toussaint, Ally Bouska, Rachel Bower; (front): Clara Rooney, Brian Phillips, Sam See, Jane Murphy. Missing: Cai Brevig - monkey and Wizard’s voice. (Submitted photo).
From left (back): Maggie Kane, Anna Tallier, Meredith Toussaint, Ally Bouska, Rachel Bower; (front): Clara Rooney, Brian Phillips, Sam See, Jane Murphy. Missing: Cai Brevig - monkey and Wizard’s voice. (Submitted photo).
St. Benedict Catholic School’s eighth grade will present its annual musical, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Carrie Lee Auditorium.

Dorothy (Ally Bouska) is worried that her dog, Toto (Brian Phillips), is going to be taken away from her because he snapped at the neighbor lady. Dorothy feels that nobody cares about her, but feels that there must be somewhere out there where someone will help her.

Suddenly, a cyclone hits, and Dorothy is knocked unconscious. She dreams she lands in Munchkin Land where the munchkins (Meredith Toussaint and Clara Rooney) inform Dorothy she has killed the Wicked Witch of the East. Glinda the Good Witch (Maggie Kane) tells her to follow the yellow brick road to ask Oz of Emerald City (Cai Brevig) to help her get back to Kansas.

On her way she meets the scarecrow (Jane Murphy) who needs a brain, the tin man (Rachel Bower) who needs a heart and the lion (Sam See) who needs courage. Together they are to destroy the Wicked Witch of the West (Anna Tallier), before the Wizard of Oz will help them.

Will Dorothy get back to Kansas and help her new friends? See the adventurous journey Dorothy and her friends embark upon, when St. Benedict presents “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.”

The production is directed by Paula Jewell. Music director and piano accompanist is Becky Searcy. Art director is Sherri Holland. Costumes and design are by Kristin Loney.