WIZARD OF OZ Touches Down in Wallingford

Dorothy, Toto, the Munchkins and the Tin Man will follow the Yellow Brick Road into a whirlwind production of Wizard of Oz this month at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Wallingford, Pa. Presented by the Ohev Players and under the direction of Ryan Stone, the classic will debut Saturday, February 17 at 7:30pm, in the Ohev Shalom auditorium located at 2 Chester Rd. Three additional performances are slated-February 18 at 2 p.m., the following closing weekend, February 24 at 7:30p.m., and February 25 at 2 p.m.

Tickets for the shows are available online from the synagogue website: ohev.net. Click on the Wizard of Oz link under the "What's New" tab. You can also purchase them by emailing show@ohev.net. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. For more information, contact the synagogue office at 610-874-1465.

Stone of Springfield, Pa., a veteran director, lighting designer and actor at Players Club of Swarthmore, and a director at the Young People's Theatre Workshop, located at PCS, will helm the Frank Baum classic book-turned-movie that has thrilled children and adults since its 1939 film debut. The Ohev production includes cast members Maria Prince of Media as Dorothy, Rich Kaplan of Media as the Tin Man, David Pollack of Swarthmore as the Cowardly Lion, and Matt Prince of Media as the Scarecrow.

Additional Production Company staffers include Kevin Gane, music director at PCS and a pit musician at Media Theater for Performing Arts; choreographer Tommy Bennett, a junior at Strath Haven High School and choreographer at YPTW; and Cathy Baum, co-founder and -producer of the PCS Children's Theatre Series. YPTW is supplying a majority of the costumes, with others fashioned by local professional costumer Becky Wright. PCS set designer Tanya Sistare is scenic artist for this production of Wizard.

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