THE WIZARD OF OZ Comes To Ovens Auditorium
Ovens Auditorium will host The Wizard of Oz from Tuesday, December 18 to Thursday, December 20 for three shows starting at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 15 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, at all Ticketmaster outlets or at the Bojangles' Coliseum Box Office located at 2700 E. Independence Blvd. Tickets cost between $34 and $74 (plus applicable service charges).
This magical production is a celebration of the 1939 MGM movie, and will be presented with breathtaking special effects that will sweep audiences away, from the moment the tornado twists its way into Kansas.
Dean Sobon will serve as the Director and previously created the national tours of "Fiddler on the Roof" and "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers". Amy McCleary will create the magical choreography and was the Director/Choreographer of the national tour of Memphis, the Musical and the choreographer of the national tour of "The Wedding Singer". The team of Sobon and McCleary will take Dorothy, Toto and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow "Over the Rainbow" to adventures in Munchkin Land, the Haunted Forest and the Emerald City.
Featuring the classic songs, as composed by Harold Arlen, "Over the Rainbow," "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead" and "If I Only Had A Brain," along with the beloved characters, The Wizard of Oz will have the entire family captivated as they travel down the yellow brick road for an unforgettable day at the theater.
For more information visit: wizardofoztour.com.
Ovens Auditorium, located adjacent to Bojangles' Coliseum, opened in 1955. With a seating capacity of approximately 2,400, Ovens has hosted more than 7,000 events including Broadway shows, symphony concerts, operas, dance recitals and nationally known speakers. For more information, visit ovensauditorium.com.