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By Joan Chantler
For The Sentinel 

A winning 'Wizard of Oz' comes to Wishram School



WISHRAM WIZARD OF OZ: Oz came to life at the Wishram School last week. Left to right: Ashlea Turner as Dorothy, MaeLynn Luke as Toto, Phil Tolentino III as Glenda, Elijah McCullough as the Mayor, waterfall as itself.

The tornado swirled and then the curtains opened upon Munchkinland, filled with glowing flowers, flashing butterflies, luminous mushrooms, and a cascading waterfall. In the center had landed Dorothy's house, which was created by stage managers Alex Cloud, Terra Pearce, and Raquel Montoya. Curving gently throughout the gym was the yellow brick road, upon which students had carefully painted hundreds of brick lines.

"We're not in Kansas anymore," observed our beautiful and talented Dorothy ( Ashley Turner), and her adorable dog Toto, (MaeLynn Luke), now magically able to talk. They were soon greeted by Glenda the Good Witch, hilariously played by Phil Tolentino III wearing a blonde wig, fl...

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