Media Theatre stages 'The Wizard of Oz'

Jennie Eisenhower is the Wicked Witch in The Media Theatre's "The Wizard of OZ" Nov. 14 to Jan. 13. Submitted photo

"The Wizard of Oz" is the beloved tale in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home that has been entertaining audiences for generations.

The motion picture, released in 1939, comes to life in this stage musical version adapted from the MGM film at The Media Theatre through Jan. 13.

This two-act Broadway musical includes the songs "Over The Rainbow," "Munchkinland (Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead)," "If I Only Had A Brain/A Heart/The Nerve," "We're Off To See The Wizard (Follow The Yellow Brick Road)," "The Jitterbug," "The Merry Old Land of Oz" and "If I Were King Of The Forest."

The live orchestra that accompanies the cast will be conducted by the Media Theatre's resident music director, Ben Kapilow. Audiences will be able to see the musicians as well as hear them, as, for this production, the orchestra will be on a raised platform on stage throughout the show.

For tickets, call The Media Theatre at 610-891-0100 or visit mediatheatre.org. The entire show schedule is available online.

comments powered by Disqus