|Date & Time||Event||Location|
Jul 10, 2016
|The Wizard Of Oz||Charlotte, NC|
Belk Theatre at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
"Follow the Yellow Brick Road" to see The Wizard of Oz! The theatrical production is playing in many cities across America, and children of all ages love songs such as "Over the Rainbow" and "If I Only Had A Brain." There's no place like home, and Glinda the Good Witch and the Munchkins are ready to help a lost girl get back to Kansas. Join Dorothy, Toto, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion, and the Tin Man as they travel to Munchkinland and beyond. But as they search for the Emerald City, watch out for the Wicked Witch of the West!
With her shining ruby slippers, Dorothy is dancing down the Yellow Brick Road. So let's go off to see the Wizard with this wonderful family show. This American fairy tale delights audiences in every part of the world, so find Wizard of Oz tickets today!
In 1900, children's author L. Frank Baum wrote a book called The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The heroine, a young girl named Dorothy, lives on a Kansas farm with her dog Toto, Auntie Em, Uncle Henry, and farm hands Hunk and Zeke. But after a tornado brings Dorothy and Toto to Oz, she finds a magical world. When the Wicked Witch says "I'll get you my pretty... and your little dog too!" Dorothy knows she's not in Kansas anymore. Along with the Tin Man, the Lion, and the Scarecrow, she sets off for the Emerald City to find a way home.
In 1939, MGM released The Wizard of Oz as a movie starring sixteen-year-old Judy Garland. The film used a new three-strip technology called Technicolor. The images are in black and white for the Kansas scenes, but in Oz the screen lights up with Technicolor. In 1978, Motown Productions and Universal Pictures produced The Wiz, which featured stars like Diana Ross and Michael Jackson.
The Wizard of Oz could be playing in a city near you. The show includes scenes from Munchkinland, the Haunted Forest, and the Emerald City. So travel "Over the Rainbow" with The Wizard of Oz tickets!