For two weekends in April, the cast and crew of the Spring Musical, The Wizard of Oz, dazzled audiences at The Breen Center for Performing Arts.
The Wizard of Oz also marked director Rich Fujimoto’s last show at Saint Ignatius High School. Over the years, Fujimoto '66 has put on dozens of successful shows and invited the Fine Arts into the hearts of many. Thank you and congratulations to the cast and crew of The Wizard of Oz.
Count Dracula, adapted by Ted Tiller, was performed for the third time at Saint Ignatius High School on October 29-21, 2012. Previous productions were in 1990 and 1999. The cast included seven men and two women, from Magnificat High School.
The complex set was built by a student crew of 12. These students also formed the sound, light, special effects, and deck crews. Audience enjoyed seeing the classic story of good versus evil as the 600 year old Count Dracula is recognized as the vampire who has been plaguing London with his insatiable thirst for human blood.
This production was faithful to the Bram Stoker novel that inspired it. There was the asylum for the insane where Renfield forms an alliance with Dracula. The current interest in vampires is fueled by television programs and novels with "the undead" as subject matter. The production was family friendly and people of all ages enjoyed the performance.