Are you off to see the wizard? The Wonderful Wizard of Oz?
If you havent yet purchased your tickets to see the Bandon Playhouses production of The Wizard of Oz, its time to do it. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the classic fantasy storys adaptation for stage, director Jeff Norris and producer Paul Hay (whose collaboration brought us The Sound of Music and Steel Magnolias) have gotten together again to bring the colorful characters to life on the Sprague Theaters stage.
The show opened Thursday night, and the audience was treated to a full cast of characters, including innocent Dorothy, her loving aunt and uncle, floppy Scarecrow, sincere Tin Man, the cowardly Lion, a truly evil Wicked Witch, adorable munchkins, Toto, and everyone else you might expect. Its a well-cast musical; Dorothy sweetly sings our favorite Somewhere Over the Rainbow, and the munchkins do a great job with Follow the Yellow Brick Road, and Scarecrow shows off his multiple talents with his rag-doll type dancing while singing If I Only Had a Brain.
Besides the lively characters in full costume, theatergoers will be treated to an amazingly built set, including Dorothys house, a two-story castle, and of course, the yellow brick road. There are some exciting special effects as well. A plume of red smoke precedes the Wicked Witchs entrances, making her all the more scary.
Dont miss out on seeing this fabulous show. Put on your ruby slippers, close your eyes, and say Theres no place like the Sprague Theater, theres no place like the Sprague Theater, theres no place like the Sprague Theater. Or, better yet, go to Pazaz Medias website or to the Wizard in Bandon Facebook page for reserved seating tickets. Tickets are also available at the door starting an hour before showtime.
The Wizard of Oz runs August the weekends of August 11-13, 17-20, and 24-27. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday showtimes are 7:00, and Sundays matinee begins at 2.