|Augustine Preparatory presents “The Wiz”|
|Written by Joshua Smith|
Augustine Preparatory Academy of Atlanta, 4650 Flat Shoals Parkway, Decatur will present Charlie Smalls’ “The Wiz” on May 17, 7 p.m.
This play originally premiered in 1975 on Broadway in New York City and opened to critical acclaim, later being made into a film starring multi-Grammy award winner Diana Ross and the late “King of Pop” Michael Jackson.
This is the second year the school is hosting the production.
“Augustine students presented this play as their spring production in 2012 and experienced wonderful success under the direction of drama instructor, Synthia Williams. “We are anxious to see what they have in store for us this year,” said Headmaster Vickie B. Turner. “The Wiz” is the urbanized version in the context of African American culture of the classic that was written by L. Frank Baum. The Wiz won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. I’m proud we have the opportunity to present this play to the community.”
The cost to attend is $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Proceeds will benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Theatergoers meet in Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church’s Renaissance Project Theater, which is located directly in front of the school.
Augustine Preparatory is currently accepting enrollment for grades K2- 8th.
For more information on tickets or enrolling your young scholar, call 404-326-5132 or visit www.augustineprep.info.