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Spirit Lake High presents "The Wiz" November 11th & 12th

Wed 11-9-2016 IA"], Spirit Lake, ["612 28th Street

(Spirit Lake)-It's the Fall Musical at Spirit Lake High this coming weekend. KUOO's Becky Thoreson has details:

Spirit Lake High presents "The Wiz" November 11 & 12 

The Spirit Lake Music Department will present The Wiz, an urban spin-off of the classic musical this weekend.

Vocal Music Director Duane Ites says, the music is a fun challenge for the students.  "That was the big draw.  I mean, the kids know the story, but the music's very updated, modern, pop and jazz oriented.  So, it's a lot of fun to sing and play."

He notes that dozens of students are involved in the production.  "It's kind of a project of our Meistersingers Choir, which is 60, and then there's another 10 kids from the Mixed Chorus that joined us, and then there's another 10 or 15 kids in the pit.  So, we've got a live orchestra, with almost all high school students in it, so it's almost totally a high school production."

The Wiz will be performed on Friday and Saturday at 7 pm at the Sami Bedell Center in Spirit Lake.

 Tickets are available at the Sami Center box office or click here.