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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz 2009 Last Modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Children's Theater Workshop 2009

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
by Elizabeth Fuller Chapman
dramatized from the story by L. Frank Baum
Directed by Marti McWilliams and Linda Rickel
June 2009

From the Sentinal Record:

A group of 30 children went "green" as they learned many of the songs and dances from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz during the during the Hot Springs Pocket Theatre's 2009 Children's Workshop, now marking its' seventh year.

During this year's wizard boot camp, the children made many of the props and set pieces for the Pocket Theatre's fall production of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The students collected recycled items and used the bottom of pop bottles for the "emeralds" in the Emerald City, and made giant red poppies from tisssue paper and trees from paper bags.

Before the children completed their journey down the "yellow brick road", they were exposed to all facets of live theater, including acting, makeup, building and painting their own sets, designing their own costumes as well as learning stage lighting and sound.

Children who participated in the two week boot camp received a certificate that assured them a spot in the fall production if they choose to redeem it.


From the Samuel French Publishing Company, et. al.:

Dorothy is a schoolgirl living in Kansas with family and her little dog, Toto. One afternoon, a twister sucks up Dorothy's house and she and Toto are dropped beyond the rainbow into Munchkinland. With a pair of magical red slippers and some advice from Glinda the Good Witch, Dorothy, Toto and three new friends--the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion--follow the yellow brick road to the Emerald City, where they must ask the all-powerful Wizard of Oz to get Dorothy and Toto back home. The Wicked Witch, however, is determined to get her hands on the slippers, and sends out her flying monkeys to capture the group--as if you needed to know any of this. In the end, each receives his dearest wish after the long journey.

Published by Samuel French.

Currently, there are few pictures and no cast info available for this performance. If you have any pictures, digital or photographs, or the playbill for this performance that you would be willing to loan for a short period, so that they could be copied and then installed on the web, send an email to Thanks!

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