ARTS Owner, Robert Vance, worked with a local high school in conjunction with their spring musical, Wizard of Oz. ARTS has worked with various high schools over the years on various theatrical productions. With this particular production, Robert provided his expertise in effects flying.
There are a number of flying effects sequences in the Wizzard of Oz; the tornado flying through Kansas, the Wicked Witch flying on her broomstick, Glinda flying in her bubble, the Flying Monkeys throughout the show, the Wizard flying away in his balloon at the end of the show, etc.
ZFX Flying Effects, out of Kentucky, provided all of the hardware and training for the effects. Having worked with ZFX on a number of other projects, Robert assisted with the rigging and installation of the equipment, worked with students to perfect the choreography, supervised the safe operation of the equipment, and supervised the load-out and return shipment of all of the gear.