(Jill Bock, Staff)
Nick Darter rehearses a scene for New Madrid County High School Central's upcoming production of "The Wizard of Oz." Approximately 60 students and others tried out Tuesday and Wednesday for the musical production which will have a cast of about 30. The musical is scheduled for 7 p.m. March 18-20 at the high school auditorium. Based on the original MGM version of "The Wizard of Oz," director Judy Henry said the show will feature all of the familiar songs and characters. Assisting her in directing the show will be Don Phillips. Reserved seat tickets are $5 each and will be available after Feb. 1 by calling the school at 573-688-2165 on school days from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.