Cupertino's The Wiz gets the documentary treatment

This morning, I had the chance to speak to Arcadia Conrad who heads up the Cupertino High School theatre department and company known as Cupertino Actors Theatre. In catching up about their production of The Wiz, which opens this weekend, she shared with me trials of getting this show up on its feet, the maturation of her young actors, and the semi-operatic style of the show which has challenged her cast.

Chronicling the growth of a show on a blog or through a Facebook page is nothing new, but filmmaker Charles Haid has partnered with Conrad and John Logsdon of Blind Vision Films to take the idea a very large step further, creating a film which goes beyond 200 word production updates and gets into the people, the art, creation, expression, and the faces of arts education in our schools.

Click here to see the film's website and the trailer.

Cupertino High School presents The Wiz
10100 Finch Avenue, Cupertino, CA 95104
March 30 - April 7, 2012 
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