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Kofman Theatre
2200 Central Avenue Alameda, CA 94501
510-522-7101
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Parking is convenient but you'll need change for the small outdoor lot down the street. The Kofman Auditorium is part of Alameda High School, for those who might be otherwise confused.
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Get your tickets on the side of the stage and get there early. Parking is a challenge as well.
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"The Wizard of Oz"
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Description

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.