Patriot Players score top theater award

June 18, 2013

A month after the Liberty High School Patriot Players took audiences on a journey through Oz, they returned to the stage again, accepting a top honor at the 5th Avenue Theatre Awards June 11.

In what has become an annual tradition for the successful performing arts program, Liberty drama students joined more than 2,000 of their peers from across the state at the show that is likened to the high school version of the Tony Awards.

“It’s a big deal, because it’s like if state football met the Tonys for drama,” Liberty sophomore Lorrin Hunt said.

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Liberty christens new theater with ‘The Wizard of Oz’

April 23, 2013

Seattle’s lush greenery may lend itself to its Emerald City nickname, but fans of Dorothy, and her little dog too, know that the true Emerald City is a magnificent metropolis inhabited by a powerful wizard, situated at the end of a yellow brick road.

Audiences young and old are invited to take that long, winding journey from Kansas to Oz with the Liberty High School Patriot Players, as they break in the school’s new theater with a musical performance of “The Wizard of Oz.”

By Katherine Simmons Taylor Schadt, as the Cowardly Lion, Maddy Daly, as Dorothy, and Sedrik Spradling-Reim, as the Scarecrow, play with Toto.

By Katherine Simmons
Taylor Schadt, as the Cowardly Lion, Maddy Daly, as Dorothy, and Sedrik Spradling-Reim, as the Scarecrow, play with Toto.

“I think everyone is super, super excited for this,” said Liberty junior Maddy Daly, who plays Dorothy. “‘The Wizard of Oz’ is an iconic show and we’re going to debut our new performing arts center. It can’t get any better than that.”

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