2015-04-16 / Community News

St. James puts on ‘Wizard of Oz’


Makayla Jean-Paul, left, Grace Martin and Alison Violette were three of more than 100 St. James students who participated in “The Wizard of Oz” last weekend. (Courtesy photo) Makayla Jean-Paul, left, Grace Martin and Alison Violette were three of more than 100 St. James students who participated in “The Wizard of Oz” last weekend. (Courtesy photo) More than 70 percent of the St. James student population – 113 students – participated in “The Wizard of Oz” last weekend.

Parents, staff, students and alumni worked on set designs, costumes, singing, learning their lines and on the sound system. They worked in every capacity to transform the gymnasium into a decorative set for “The Wizard of Oz.”

Estelle Beauchesne, the third-grade teacher at Saint James School, and director of the play, changed words to popular songs to fit into the play and inserted names of people to make this unique to Saint James School.

Ninety percent of the staff was in attendance for the two nights of the performance and helped out setting up and taking down the sets.

“Students practiced their lines, sang their hearts out and the performance was amazing. It was truly a team effort and it said a lot about the Saint James community. This school always comes together for the good of its students,” said Principal Nancy Naimey.

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