Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Wizard of Oz on stage!

Last week I got to take Lizzie to a live production of the Wizard of Oz. It was done by the Clovis Community summer theater Centerstage production. I had never seen Wizard of Oz on stage before. It was a great show!

There are 2 songs unique to the stage show - not in the Judy Garland movie version. It was quite a treat to hear and see these "additions" to the show. The many background screen changes were so impressive. The costuming was a feast for the eyes.

Lizzie's favorite part of the show was the Jitterbug scene (one of the new ones). She thought those bright neon pink and green costumes were so fun!

My favorite part of the show was the tornado sequence with Ms. Gulch riding on her bike in the tornado and then quickly changing to the witch flying on her broom! And those crazy flying monkeys were the best (not to scary and had some funny bits too).

I would say that this version was definitely geared more towards a younger crowd. The costuming, the lighting, the aerodynamics/flying, and shortened storyline all work together to make a family friendly theater experience.

Here are the details for the run of the show if you'd like to attend:
July 22-24 and 29-31
7:30 curtain
1:30 matinee on Saturdays
Doors open 30 minutes before the show. Seating is first come first serve.
$5 - $15 Tickets


kelly said...

If you get The Wizard of Oz on DVD they have the jitterbug dance/song scene on it, I love it, I love the way Judy Garland sings it too.

haley said...

We saw it too!! Loved it as well. Glad you got to go; too bad we didn't see you.