Letter to the Editor

The amazing 'Wiz'

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Oh. My. Gosh. The twinkle in Mrs. Ites' eyes should have told me everything when I bought our tickets last Saturday night to the SLHS Music Department's production of the "The Wiz."

And yet this stunning ambitious effort has truly shown itself to be the gift that keeps on giving.

Duane, you never cease to amaze me -- you really ARE a genius! Joi, I always knew you were magical, but, like, can you fly, too, or what?

Thank you to all of the talented adults who contributed their time, gifts and inspired leadership that helped make all of this possible!

And, finally, thank you to all of the young people who captured my imagination and took me along with you to the Land of Oz last Saturday night: There is no one I would rather make that trip with than all of you. You were all simply magnificent! To every student who had something to do with the success of this magically mysterious tour de force, I'll just say this: Supporting what you do and getting to know who you are mean even more to me than any gift any wizard could ever give to me -- Thank you again.

Dr. Martin Lucin

Spirit Lake