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.