The MVHS Players will open their production of “The Wizard of Oz” Thursday night, Nov. 5, for a two-week run in the Ronald E. Dolloff Auditorium of Medomak Valley High School, Manktown Road. Performances will be Thursdays through Saturdays at 7 p.m. through Nov. 14; plus a single 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, Nov. 8.

More than 50 students on or back stage, have been rehearsing six days a week to bring the iconic story to life. Their goal is a production that aims to have theatergoers laugh, cry and maybe even be a bit scared. All are invited to come support the students’ annual musical.

Tickets at the door are $10, $8 for those younger than 18.

MVHS is the first of at least six high schools in Knox and Waldo counties that will present their biggest theatrical productions of the school year during the first three weeks of November, to wit:

Belfast Area High School, 98 Waldo Ave., will present “Footloose,” a stage adaptation of 1984 film, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m.. Nov. 6 through 15. Tickets at the door are $8, $5 for students and senior citizens; and $15/$10 for a weekend ticket (three shows).

Camden Hills Regional High School, Route 90 in Rockport, will present “The Addams Family Musical” in the Strom Auditorium Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., Nov. 6 through 14, plus a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, Nov. 8. Tickets are $12 reserved; and $10, $6 students/senior citizens, general admission in advance at stromtickets.com, 236-7800, ext. 282; or stromtickets@gmail.com. Tickets at the door will be $15/$12/$8.

Searsport District High School will present “Little Shop of Horrors” Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 12 through 14, at 7 p.m. in the cafetorium of SDHS, 24 Mortland Road. Tickets at the door will be $5.

Vinalhaven High School students also have a three-nights-only show, albeit not a musical. Short plays “Cheating Death” by Kamron Klitgaard (student-directed) and “Anne-Arky” by Lindsay Price will be presented Friday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 14, at 1 p.m. in the school’s Smith Hokanson Memorial Hall, 22 Arcola Lane. Tickets at the door are $10, $5 for students and senior citizens.

And Rockland’s Oceanside High School, (East) 400 Broadway, will open its biggest-cast musical to date in “Tarzan,” performed Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., Nov. 13 through Nov. 21, plus a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, Nov. 22. Tickets at the door are $8, $6 for students.