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Wiz of a Performance 


My wife and I attended the opening of The Wizard of Oz at the Van Duzer Theatre at HSU on Aug. 3 ("Not in Kansas," Aug. 9).

It is a pleasure and an honor to be part of a community that is able to present such a high-quality product.  

Having been to many Humboldt Light Opera Company's productions, I felt The Wizard of Oz was particularly outstanding. The age range of the participants, the quality of the acting, singing and dancing and the great costuming and sets helped set this one apart, and put it into my personal musical "Hall of Fame."

The director, Carol Ryder, and her associates deserve much credit for the skill and perseverance to bring such a complex performance to our community.

Events like the HLOC'S The Wizard of Oz allow us to transcend political and social divides and help us realize how much more can be accomplished when we do things in a positive and supportive manner.

I encourage everyone, particularly if they have children, to attend (with their children) this most entertaining event. 

Norman Bell, Westhaven

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