Play marks 75 years of Oz

Seaway News - - ENTERTAINMENT & RESTAURANTS - Adam Brazeau

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.

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