High Drama

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  • 2010
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.6  (3,501)

High Drama: Against All Oz is an unscripted web-based reality show that followed the 2008 production of Wizard of Oz by Cape Cod's Barnstable High School. The drama club's crew was led by fellow students Jason Pacella, Evan Haussmann, Steve Bearse, Dave Chapman, Ralph Bousquet, and, of course, John Sullivan, the director and drama club head. The enormous preparation work accomplished by this 350-member team was incredible. In total, they created 400 costumes, used 79 gallons of paint, gathered and cared for a horse, a dozen chicks, and five adult chickens, and spent countless hours in rehearsal. This was only the first in several planned seasons that would showcase Wizard of Oz productions at specially selected schools.

In this premiere season, journey with the Barnstable drama club as it strives to put on the best show conceivable. Live their highs, their lows, the drama, the comedy, the sweat, tears, and exhilaration of these future faces of Broadway.

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Opening Night
10. Opening Night
Emotions run high on opening night, and cast and crew reflect on all their hard work.
Crashing Back To Earth
9. Crashing Back To Earth
Jon has a scary moment during dress rehearsal, and Cameron receives difficult news.
Tech Week
8. Tech Week
With eight days until opening, the pressure is on to bring the production together.
7. Up-Rising
The cast rehearses flying, and students eagerly await word from college admissions.
Coming Together
6. Coming Together
Ali struggles with laryngitis while Jackie and Collin work on set design.
Onward And Upward
5. Onward And Upward
Cameron recovers from a serious injury, and cast members get college admissions news.
Going Off-Book
4. Going Off-Book
Jackie shows off her musical talent and Tony struggles with memorizing lines.
The Read-Through
3. The Read-Through
Leanna and Cameron struggle to accept parts that are not exactly what they hoped for.
Cast List
2. Cast List
Students experience thrill and heartache once the cast list is posted.
1. Auditions
The journey to "Oz" begins as students audition for their dream roles.
  • Premiere Date
    July 5, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (3,501)