Dorothy says to Yertle, “I have a feeling we’re not in Miami Springs anymore. We must be over the rainbow.”
She was welcomed by munchkins. The celebration of the munchkins on stage was suddenly interrupted when the Wicked Witch of Westward Drive came storming on stage with her black costume swirling around her in a sort of evil dance.
Dorothy had just killed the Wicked Witch of Eastward Drive.
“Where’s my sister?” the Wicked Witch of Westward Drive demands as the munchkins scatter and cringe on the floor.
“Yonder she lies. Right there!” says the Good Witch as she points to a house now lying in shambles.
With help from the Good Witch, Dorothy follows the yellow brick road and crosses some dangerous country, but as long as she is wearing silver sneakers to the Emerald City she would be safe from the Wicked Witch of Westward Drive.
On her way she meets a scarecrow, a tin man and a lion, who also want something from the Wizard. She invites them to accompany her to the Emerald City.
The second half of the evening brought a game show challenge. If Dorothy wins, she gets to keep the sneakers.
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to “Are you Smarter than a First Grader?” I am your host, the Wizard of Oz, and joining us today is Dorothy and the Wicked Witch of Westward Drive.
Since you are our special guest, Dorothy, you get to go first. Pick a subject.
Dorothy picked mathematics, followed by the Wicked Witch picking the next subject, science.
“You will not defeat me” said the Wicked Witch. “I will tickle your feet until you have to take those sneakers off.”
In closing, Dorothy closes her eyes and begins to tap her sneakers together, saying, “There’s no place like home!”
“I thought it was fabulous. I had the same feelings as Ms. Serrano. What do we do?” said MSE principal Sally Hutchings. “And what a great idea it was to actually turn it into a fundraiser to help the Oklahoma tornado victims. The total is now over $600.”
In addition to the charity performance, the entire MSE student body participated in a project they’ve called “Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows for Oklahoma.” The kids wrote letters and poems decorated with bright suns, colorful rainbows and blue skies for students of Plaza Towers and Briarwood Elementary Schools in Moore, Okla. All of the letters and poems were mailed to the Moore Council PTA along with approximately 1,200 lollipops to be distributed to the students when they are relocated in the fall.
Let’s hear it for the cast!
• Summer Sanchez, as Dorothy: “I learned about working together and about friendship.”
• Angel Fernandez, as Scarecrow: “I felt scared because I saw strangers. I messed up and I kept going and I was brave.”
• Aiden Richardson, as Tin Man: “I saved places that I don’t live in.”
• Patrick Hall, as Cowardly Lion: “I liked the play because we made money for Oklahoma.”
• Victor Alonso, as the great and powerful Wizard of Oz: “I have a great part in the play. It is so fun and I can do a good game show host voice!”
• Layla Pino, as Wicked Witch of Eastward and Westward Drive: “I felt nervous and even though I felt nervous I still did it. When I got off stage people just said, ‘You were awesome!’ I felt happy that I was helping Oklahoma.”
• Elizabeth Rivera, as Good Witch of the North: “I liked how we got to talk and I feel very nice about doing this play for Oklahoma.”
• Shania Harry, as Narrator and Aunt Em: “I like doing the play because we made money for Oklahoma.”
• Jovan Rojas, as Munchkin: “I feel like I saved a city.”
• Alexander Lopez, as Munchkin: “I felt so shy that I was nervous.”
• Geovanny Fernandez, as Munchkin: “I learned that we saved money for Oklahoma.”
• Sean Argote, as Munchkin: “I have a great courage. It’s fun to be an actor. In the play I am a munchkin.”
• Luis Luna, as Munchkin and tornado: “I felt shy but I kept going and I am happy that I am getting money for Oklahoma.