|Shields Elementary School
|Cape Henlopen High School
|When Seger's former student, Kristin Gray (math specialist for the Cape Henlopen School District) asked him to design
sets for the Shields Elementary School production of The Wizard of Oz, he was ecstatic. A native of Kansas and believer
in the land of "Ahs," he was thrilled to hear that her venue was no longer the back of a gymnasium, but the real live
theater of Cape Henlopen High School! (Her shows have always been top-quality and really did deserve that final
professional touch.) At Shields, her new school, Seger found nothing but the best support -- dedicated and caring
custodians who checked in with him and even brought him breakfast on Sunday mornings, delightful cafeteria workers
who fed and encouraged him, and a welcoming administration that allowed him the room and time to do a complete set.
They cleared out the cafeteria to make way for backdrop painting and gave him his own area in which to work and store
gear. Marvelous! And the students were fantastic -- polite and helpful, full of energy and talent.
The whole experience was sublime, exceptional.
|During the "Cyclone," all of the Kansas
parts turned and rolled off as children
with ten-foot "wind" sticks ran circles
around everything, including Dorothy's
spinning bed, culminating in a tornado
in the middle of the stage.
Glinda for the
|The Munchkins greet Dorothy with
song and dance.
|The Wicked Witch of the West makes
|Scarecrow, Toto and Dorothy come
upon the Tin Man.