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Reclaim Arts Academy’s “Wizard” draws high praise

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A recent production of “The Wizard of Oz” by Marble Falls-based Reclaim Arts Academy drew sizeable crowds and substantial praise during its recent run. 

The production, held April 27 and 28 at the First Baptist Church in Marble Falls, featured performances by more than a dozen children and teens who attend the area’s arts academy.

Director Amy Stubblefield said more than 300 people attended each of the performances, and each show closed to a standing ovation. 

“We are very proud of everyone’s hard work to make this show the best it could be. We’re even more proud of their great attitudes, teamwork, and kindness toward each other during a long and tiring week,” said Amy Stubblefield. 

The performance was attended by locals as well as visitors from all across the country. 

“What a spectacular show!” said Rick and Elaine Plante, who traveled all the way from Manchester, New Hampshire to watch their granddaughter Ella Plante play the role of the Tin Man. “You could see how much work the cast and crew put into the production. The scenery made everything look realistic, the costumes were creatively designed, and there were so many talented cast members. We loved the show and look forward to next year’s production of Narnia.”

Though Reclaim Arts Academy is quickly becoming known for its quality musical theater productions, the academy also provides several other fine arts programs, including art, graphic design, music, voice, dance, photography and creative writing. Registration is now open for 2018-2019 classes and the Spring 2019 production of Narnia.

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