All Saints Grammar bilingual production of The Wizard of Oz hailed a success

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It was a full house on Thursday, May 12 at the Parade Theatre NIDA where All Saints Grammar School students held their first ever bilingual performance of The Wizard of Oz. 

The performance exceeded the audience’s expectations as they left amazed at the level of professionalism by both staff and students. 

The traditional Wizard of Oz story was taken and transformed with the use of the Greek language, making it personal to the Greek community and relatable to the attendees. 

Head of School, Mrs Elfa Lillis, praised the staff, students and families for the production. Mrs Lillis acknowledged the hardships that both the cast and the production team faced as a result of the pandemic and congratulated them for their perseverance. 

“This was a momentous occasion brought to life after rehearsals started back in 2020,” Mrs Lillis said. 

“Despite the challenges of the current pandemic, staff and students persisted for the opportunity to finally showcase their tremendous talent and creativity.” 

Mrs Lillis acknowledged the hard work of the entire production team that made it all possible including Mr Philip Lombardo, Mr Brad Carroll, Ms Carmel Hurst, Ms Katrina Allen and Ms Rebecca Sims and many other staff members who managed to bring the production together. Mrs Lillis thanked everyone who showed their support and attended on the evening and acknowledge the presence of His Grace Bishop Christodoulos representing His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia.

“Events of this magnitude do not happen without the hard work of a team of people,” Mrs Lillis said. 

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