Wizard of Oz
The Office of Continuing Education at the
its annual imagination theatre production for children, Thursday, January 24, 7:00 in Lakeside Hall at UW-Manitowoc.. This year’s show, an
interactive retelling of The Wizard of Oz, is best suited for 4-8 year -olds. University of
Wisconsin-Manitowoc will present
offers to help her uncle feed the piggies, Buster, Maynard, Isobel, Pinky and
Stinky, she never imagined that an ordinary day would turn into a whirlwind of
adventures. That is exactly what happens when a tornado whisks her away to Oz
where an evil witch captures her and puts her to work scrubbing floors. Dorothy Gale
No one, not even a witch can keep spunky little
from finding her way back to Kansas. In short order, she enlists the help of three
others who have also fallen under the witch's spell, and together they hatch a
plan to escape from her power.
According to director,
, “Audiences will find plenty
of familiar elements in this creative re-imagining, but we always like to
challenge imaginations by adding fresh twists.”
Storytelling theatre uses simple sets and non-traditional costuming and
characterization to provide the kernels of inspiration that young theatre goers
can think about and use when creating their own productions of favorite
Everyone in the audience will be asked to help the Lion, the Scarecrow and the Tin Man as they confront the obstacles they encounter in Oz. Several children will be invited on stage to be munchkins.
Cast members include Chris Honzik, Lion; Charles Allger, Scarecrow; Logan Magyar, Tin Man; Sam Meneau-Fisher, Dorothy; Witch, Laurie Magyar; Good Fairy, Sheila Hansen; Windy/Poppy, Maddie Hansen
$5.00 adults, $3.00 children under 12. Advance tickets available a cc.ww.edu/manitowoc and at Festival Foods. Tickets available at the door one hour prior to showtime.
Hope to see you in Oz!