Journey to Oz
The works of L. Frank Baum are numerous and his tales of Dorothy and her adventures in Oz are his most beloved. In this fantastic new adaptation we are invited to go to Oz with Dorothy as audience members become a part of an experiential production, singing and dancing, and acting alongside professional actors. When the cyclone comes, the entire theater enters the eye of the storm with whisking lights and exciting music created by lauded composer, Josh Totora.
L. Frank Baum and illustrator W. W. Denslow were influenced by the innovations of the late 19th century. Electricity, steam powered engines, and innovations like the moving picture captured the imaginations of writers and dreamers. Oz is a magical place of inspiration borne out of events like the 1892 Chicago World’s Fair and the advent of traveling circuses. This play features images and theatricality of more than a century's past using the sights and sounds from Baum’s books and the world he was living in.
Students play 16 individual roles during the play, in addition to a few who are picked to dance in the Emerald City. The entire audience will sing; create sound effects; participate in call and response; and play Munchkins, Winkies, Crows, and Flying Monkeys.
Journey to Oz was originated at Children's Theatre of Charlotte where the target audience was 4-12 year-old students (grades k-6), and family audiences all ages.
- Venue: Brooks & Bates Theatre
- Dates: September 18-19, 2017
- Event Type: Family Theatre
- Ticket Prices: $15-$30
- Running Time: 75 minutes
- Recommended: All ages
- Study Guide: Study Guide
- Ticket Policy: Everyone needs a ticket including infants and children that will sit on your lap.