THE WIZ, Broadlands Academy, 30th October – 2nd November. Keynsham’s award-winning youth theatre company, Keynsham Youth Theatre, is putting the finishing touches to their next production, which hits the stage at Broadlands Academy this half term.
The Wiz is the 1970’s, funky version of the classic The Wizard of Oz story, which sees Dorothy Gale blown into the strange land of Oz by a freak tornado, and follows her journey with a tinman, a scarecrow and a cowardly lion through adventures with good and bad witches, poisonous poppies, strange munchkins and the mysterious Wiz himself. The show, made famous by the film version starring Michael Jackson and Diana Ross, includes the classic song Ease on Down The Road and a host of other funky, bluesy and rock and roll numbers.
Perfect fun for all the family, THE WIZ is at Broadlands Academy from Wednesday 30th October – Saturday 2nd November, with performances each evening at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at £8 and are on sale now from the Box Office on 01761 414957 or can be booked online at www.kyt.ticketsource.co.uk
Keynsham Youth Theatre meets on Tuesday evenings at Broadlands School in Keynsham, where they also perform two musical productions each year. In addition, the group regularly gets involved with local events, including performing at the Keynsham Music Festival, and performs at the Royal Crescent Hotel’s exclusive Christmas Eve Reception. In 2010, KYT won the National Operatic and Dramatic Association’s Award for Outstanding Achievement for The Drowsy Chaperone, and in 2007 was invited to perform at Her Majesty’s Theatre, London (the home of Phantom of the Opera) in a gala for youth theatre companies. Keynsham Youth Theatre celebrated its 20th anniversary last summer If you’re aged between 12 & 21 and interested in joining Keynsham Youth Theatre, get in touch with the group via , visitwww.keynshamyouththeatre.com or call 07850 179642 for more information.
(Rehearsal photographs by Charlie Matters)