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Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ at Geva Theatre

What did our critic think of THE WIZARD OF OZ at Geva Theatre? Fall is here (kinda? It’s 90 degrees today), which means the return of theatre season and the coming-to-life once again of Rochester’s premiere regional theatre, Geva. And what better way to kick-off the season than with a timeless classic known to all, “The Wizard of Oz”, albeit flashier, sassier, and—somehow—probably even more heartwarming than the version you grew up watching.

Touchstone Theatre Unveils 2023/24 Season as Roy Surette Announces His Retirement as Artistic Director

Touchstone Theatre has revealed its 2023/24 season programming, a dynamic lineup featuring four unforgettable Canadian works including two long-awaited world premieres. The announcement comes with the news that this will be artistic director Roy Surette's final season with the company, citing his intention to retire as AD but continue his freelance career:

Impact Arts to Present SHOWTIME IN THE PARK This Summer

Impact Arts will present Showtime in the Park, a family-friendly event kicking off Summer Stock Austin's 2023 Season on Friday, June 9, 2023 from 5:00-9:30 p.m. in Pease Park.

SHOWTIME IN THE PARK to Kick Off Summer Stock Austin 2023 Season

Impact Arts will present Showtime in the Park, a family-friendly event kicking off Summer Stock Austin’s 2023 Season on Friday, May 12, 2023 from 5:00-9:30 p.m. in Pease Park.

Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ at CM Performing Arts Center

What did our critic think of THE WIZARD OF OZ at CM Performing Arts Center? As soon as CM Performing Arts Center's live orchestra struck up the first few chords of 'The Wizard of Oz's' iconic overture, a wave of nostalgia hummed throughout the Noel S Ruiz Theatre. Multiple generations filled the house at the opening weekend matinee. Children, parents, grandparents, and children at heart visibly delighted in the stellar stagecraft, vibrant costumery, and charming performances featured in CM's Season 49 finale.

Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ at North Little Rock High School Performing Arts Center

What did our critic think of THE WIZARD OF OZ at North Little Rock High School Performing Arts Center?

Interview: Mia Nelson of THE WIZARD OF OZ at Ashland Productions

Young Dorothy Gale is swept away by a tornado from her Kansas farm to the magical land of Oz. There, she encounters a host of whimsical characters: good witches, bad witches, animals that talk, scarecrows that walk, and things magical to behold.

Tron Theatre Company Full-Scale Panto Returns For 2022 With THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ

This year's show The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (23 Nov '22 - 8 Jan '23) sees our return to a full-scale production and will once again be written by the 'king of panto' Johnny McKnight - who will also don the gingham frock and ruby slippers made famous by Judy Garland, to play Dorothy Blawna-Gale.

ICONS OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL Series Announced at Greater Boston Stage Company

Forget your troubles, come on get happy! Find your place over the rainbow and back into the theatre with GBSC Artistic Consultant, director/choreographer, and educator, Ilyse Robbins, as she brings her lecture series, Icons of the American Musical to the stage!

Full Cast Revealed For New Version Of MASQUERADE Coming To Liverpool's Epstein Theatre

A powerful and poignant tale of love, loss, freedom and friendship among Liverpool's LGBT+ community comes to the city's Epstein Theatre next month.

Photos: First Look at Ruby Slippers Theatre and Pacific Theatre's BENEVOLENCE

Production photos have been released for Ruby Slippers Theatre and Pacific Theatre's Benevolence. Gilles Jean, big-time lawyer, returns to his hometown of Benevolence to try a troubling case involving the child of an old friend. But with the ghosts of his deceased brothers and father peering over his shoulder, and his mother asking after the state of his soul, homecoming is no easy thing. This pitch-black comedy offers a surreal reflection on our small cowardices and our great contradictions.

Ruby Slippers and Pacific Theatre's BENEVOLENCE Opens This Month

Gilles Jean leaves his comfortable existence as a Montreal lawyer to return to Benevolence, the small town where he grew up. Grappling with a difficult case and surrounded by his outspoken Union-building mother, his childhood best friend, and a host of familial ghosts, Gilles Jean finds himself at the centre of a moral morass from which no amount of legalese can extract him.

Interview: Sean Barrett of THE LAND OF OZ at Autumn At Oz Festival

Fun fact! Did you know Judy Garland was born in Grand Rapids Minnesota? In fact, they have a Judy Garland Museum there with her home as well as other items of Judy Garland and the iconic Wizard of Oz.

EXIT Theatre Presents the Premiere of THE ANARCHY QUARTET

After two years of development, EXIT Theatre presents the premiere of “The Anarchy Quartet,” Stuart Bousel's historical drama about the turmoil in twelfth century England.

EXIT Theatre Presents THE ANARCHY QUARTET Beginning August 4

EXIT Theatre presents “The Anarchy Quartet” from August 4 through August 20, 2022, written by Stuart Bousel, directed by Nick Trengove, featuring Catherine Luedtke*, Katherine Park, Fred Pitts and Max Seijas.

New Production of MASQUERADE is Coming to Epstein Theatre This Autumn

A brand new production of Masquerade – a play telling a powerful and emotional tale set in an iconic Liverpool gay club in the 1980s – is coming to the city’s Epstein Theatre this Autumn. 

Review: Ryan Frostig Makes Merry A Green Room 42 Crowd With HIGHER LOVE! A POP FANTASIA ON QUEER THEMES

Ryan Frostig took Broadway World reporter Stephen Mosher on an extremely personal journey with HIGHER LOVE! A POP FANTASIA ON QUEER THEMES.

Photos: The Hollywood Museum Honors Fran Drescher, Michael Feinstein & Geri Jewell At The Launch Of The 2022 REAL TO REEL Exhibit

The Hollywood Museum has announced its 2022 salute to the LGBTQ+ community's contributions to the entertainment industry, it will once again present its ninth (due to the pandemic) annual 'Real to Reel: Portrayals and Perceptions of LGBTQ+ in Hollywood” exhibit in partnership with Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell (CD-13).

BWW Review: WICKED Flies High at the Ohio Theatre

Winning more than 100 international awards including three Tony Awards and a Grammy Award, WICKED has managed to cast its spell on more than 60 million people across the globe for nearly two decades, and is still going strong today. Read our critic's review.

BWW Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ at Argenta Community Theatre Performs to Sold out Shows

To finish out the season of the grand re-opening (due to.... well, you know), everyone was off to see the Wizard at the Argenta Community Theater, 405 Main Street, in North Little Rock, April 27-May 7. Written by L. Frank Baum and directed by Vincent Insalaco, this WIZARD OF OZ was a modified version of the original that gave the show a fresher feel, but still held on to the theme that there was 'no place like home.'

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