Students and staff in the Lauderdale County School District are busy preparing for a production of "The Wiz".
A news conference and reception for the sponsors were held Wednesday morning.
About ninety students are involved in an elaborate production that will be presented at Meridian Community College's McCain Theatre May 7-10.
Superintendent Randy Hodges said it could not happen without community support.
"It, along with academics and athletics, the performing arts just makes it complete. It gives you a well-rounded student," said Hodges. "It gives them a wonderful experience and at school activities. And they grow from it. Being able to get up on stage and show their talents. It's, you just can't say enough about what the arts mean for our young people."
Tickets for the production are available at Citizens National Bank downtown, First State Bank in Meridian, at each county school office and the district office. The cost is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for students.