Columbia Children's Theatre to Present THE WIZARD OF OZ, 1/31-2/2

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Columbia Children's Theatre to Present THE WIZARD OF OZ, 1/31-2/2
Hang on to y our hats and head for the storm cellar as The Peanut Butter and Jelly Players (Columbia Children's Theatre's newest performance company, featuring actors in grades 1-6) present L. Frank Baum's classic American fairy tale The Wizard of Oz January 31 - February 2 with shows Friday at 7:00 pm, Saturday at 11:00 am and 3:00 pm, and Sunday at 3:00 pm. General admission tickets are $10 regular admission and $8 for active military and seniors with proper ID. Advance ticket purchases are strongly recommended and may be purchased securely on-line at www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com. All shows take place at Columbia Children's Theatre on the second floor of Richland Mall, 3400 Forest Drive in beautiful Forest Acres.

Featuring all the beloved characters from L. Frank Baum's timeless classic and many of the cherished songs from the 1939 film with Judy Garland, this production features 92 local young actors age 6-13. Generally recognized as the first truly American fairy tale, The Wizard of Oz holds an iconic place in American culture. That is why, "this particular production," says CCT Artistic Director, Jerry Stevenson, "stays very true to the original source material. Unlike our last PB&J production, Alice in Wonderland, this production is almost 100% traditional with just the occasional tongue-in-cheek nod toward modern humor."

The cast includes Kyra Abreu, Ian Aitken, Addie Anders, Summer Araya, Emma Ashley, Zoe Becraft, Brooks Bell, Madison Bell, Jacob Biggs, Liam Blair, Matthew Boney, Anna Grace Boney, Anna Brooks, Rashaad Brown, Sarah Campbell Brown, Grace Butler, Aggie Butler, Erin Carns, Alex Cone, Sara Cook, Hannah Corne, Emily Corne, ElizaBeth Crosby, Dazah Crouder, Layla Davis, Lorelai Davis, Marissa Derrick, Rachel Doar, Molly Edwards-Lehman, Ben Edwards-Lehman, Bailey Eichhorm, Molly Evatt, Absalom Fischer, Olivia Fish, Samuel Fleischer, Isabella Fleisher, Lila Garfield, Peyton Gleaton, Nati Glowacki, Avery Goodale, Amelie Gosselin, Maggie Hamilton, Parker Holt, Lauren Hunter, Jayla Hunter, Ethan Irizarry, Sofia Jones, Marion Jones, Julian Jones, Abigail Kahn, Emily Kahn, Clare Kerwin, Tayler Lybrand, Bess Manning, Kelli McAlhany, Rian McCallum, Katie McConnell, Sam McConnell, Kathryn McKinney, Erin McKinney, Leah McMahon, Ally Montgomery, Hannah Montgomery, Chloe Morgan, Meghan Moton, Anayah Muhammed, London Oana, Amora Okoduwa, Ebi Okoduwa, Alijah Okoduwa, Bianca Parker, Nellie Paskowich, Lillian Pennington, Piper Phipps, Nathaniel Riley, Terrin Robinson, Mason Robinson, Olivia Rozier, Grace Sawicki, Katie Sawicki, Luke Schrader, Kinsey Sharpe, Francie Shavo, Shane Shearin, Larkin Shearin, Anna Shull, Nathan Smith, Olivia Smith, Haley Starnes, Hannah Suggs, Grayson Taylor, Beth Walker, Sarah Walker, Jacqueline Walker, Stella Rose Walters, and Tucker Walters.

The Wizard of Oz runs January 31 - February 2 with shows Friday at 7:00 pm, Saturday at 11:00 am and 3:00 pm, and Sunday at 3:00 pm. General admission tickets are $12 regular admission and $10 for active military and seniors with proper ID. Advance ticket purchases are strongly recommended and may be purchased securely on-line at www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com.

Columbia Children's Theatre is a professional resident not-for-profit theatre dedicated to providing quality Live Theatre experiences for families and young audiences, and is supported in part by the City of Forest Acres, The Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties and the South Carloina Arts Commission, which receives funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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