Family Musical The Wizard of Oz, Live on Stage
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The last date listed for The Wizard of Oz was Sunday January 22, 2006 / 2:00pm.
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I always enjoy KTTS shows. I have kids that have been involved in productions, and though they haven't been in any of these shows recently, they always know someone in the cast, so it is always fun. I have to say, though, that this show exceeded my expectations by far. It was great, absolutely worth seeing, if you have kids, they will LOVE It! The singing was great, the sets and costumes were very special and the special effects (booms, sparklers, characters soaring through the air!) were highly entertaining. I went to see it with my 12 year old, and I hope to go see it again with my 7 year old. It was a very professionally done show, and better than many community theatre productions I've seen in the area.
Kids Take The Stage presents The Wizard of Oz, complete with flying monkeys, mysterious wizards, and melting witches.
Kids Take The Stage will be soaring high in search of the Emerald City in a dynamic musical production of “The Wizard of Oz,” opening January 12th and continuing through January 22nd, at the historic Kofman Auditorium at 2200 Central Avenue in Alameda with a talented cast of 45 young actors ranging in age from 8-17 years old, and two talented twin terriers reprising the much coveted role of Toto.
The production will include all the familiar music from the movie version that starred Judy Garland in her blue-checkered dress and ruby red slippers and “The Jitterbug,” a number dropped from the classic 1939 MGM film.
The show will also feature actors suspended and soaring above the stage with help from Flying By Foy, the dynamic flying company that flew the actress Mary Martin in the original Broadway production Peter Pan!
Special illusionary effects, including the re-creating of the Kansas Tornado, the swamped filled Haunted Forest, and the melting of the evil witch, all of which will add to the excitement of the production, said KTTS director, Trevor Weaver.
“This will be the biggest and most elaborate youth theater production ever presented in Alameda said Weaver, who has produced and directed more than 25 shows with Kids Take The Stage “The production will no doubt raise the bar in Bay Area youth-theater; and do it with great finesse!”
Starring in the coveted role of Dorothy is Katy Corbis and Katie Schulman, two very talented performers whose acting credits collectively span a decade on stage.
About the Ticket Supplier: Kids Take The Stage, IncKids Take The Stage is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to empower young people through visual, auditory, and physical performing arts. Our classes, camps, and productions strive to give shape to the whole student and engender a sense of higher purpose from an artistic and humanitarian perspective. The base structure of our programs, seek to teach students the inter-connectedness inherent in the theater arts by employing many modes of learning. It is our hopes that by using this form of integrated studies, students begin to recognize their own sense of self and inter-connectedness within the world at large.
All of our Kids Take The Stage programs seek to nurture the mind, body, and soul and in turn promote confidence, self-awareness, cooperative learning, discipline, enhance self-esteem, and problem solving skills.