Play marks 75 years of Oz
CORNWALL, Ontario – On the eve of the 75th anniversary of the original film, you’re invited to take a stroll down that yellow brick road.
This Christmas season there’s a fresh take on a classic tale put on by young actors.
Dream Maker Productions will present ‘ The Wizard of Oz’ with all of its cherished characters on Dec. 7. and 8 ( at 11 a. m. and 1 p. m.) at St. Lawrence Secondary School ( 1450 Second Street East).
It’s a family show with special effects, music, and a new story line. The audience will help Dorothy ( Elizabeth O’Connor), Scarecrow ( Cameron Brunet), Tin Man ( Morgan Aitkens), and the Cowardly Lion ( Natalie Carroll) find their way through Oz and back home.
Youth and young hearts will also enjoy the touch of Disney in the background. Alice Zabu, scenic artist, painted a number of set pieces and backdrops to help bring the entire family on a magical journey. Her work has been featured on many Hollywood and professional theatre productions.
In Dream Maker’s Wizard of Oz, a twister takes Dorothy to the colourful land of the Munchkins where she meets Glinda, the Good Witch ( Jana Hickman). On an adventure to the Emerald City of Oz, they must battle the Wicked Witch of the West ( Maddie Roy), in a tale of discovery and friendship.
Dream Maker has been honing young acting skills in the community for 23 years.
Tickets are $ 5.00. Find them at Cornwall & Seaway Valley Tourism, 11 Water Street, at the door at time of show, or by calling 613- 932- 3510.