To the Editor:

I would like to commend the Upper Arlington Vocal Music Department for yet another outstanding musical production.

"The Wizard of Oz" was not only visually thrilling, but also musically delightful. Every time I attend one of our Upper Arlington High School musicals, I marvel that these are teenagers up there on stage, because the production seems professional.

Congratulations to director Eric Kauffman, whose continued hard work and devotion always result in an exceptional experience for everyone involved, including the audience. Thank you to the cast, crew, orchestra, parents and the boosters who worked on stage and behind the scenes to ensure a dazzling and memorable experience for all.

We are fortunate to live in a community whose schools provide a rich and well-rounded curriculum that stresses not only academics but also the arts.

It is also a gift that our students are able to experience the talents of gifted teachers in all aspects of their education.

Every UAHS musical production is a gift to our grateful community, and it becomes a treasured memory for everyone involved.

Thank you to everyone involved!

Ellen Clark

Upper Arlington