Local student follows dream down Yellow Brick Road

Beth Avila and Diana DeGarmo, former American Idol runner-up and Dorothy in Oz the Musical

1 5-year-old Beth Avila, a student at Randall High School, has been performing for years at Amarillo Little Theater.

But her big break came when she was cast as a munchkin in the professional touring show of Oz the Musical.

It's an adaptation of the Wizard of Oz, with a modern twist.

A vila was one of eight kids picked to have a speaking part in the musical.

She was also thrilled to work with Siana DeGarmo, a former American Idol runner-up and the lead of the show.

Avila says after high school she plans to audition for Julliard.