Ascension Community Theatre presents 'The Wizard of Oz'

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Ascension Community Theatre

831 Felicity St.

Gonzales LA 70737

JULY 10-13; 17- 20; 24-27

Sundays at 2 pm and Thursday.-Saturday at 7 pm

Tickets: Box office: 225-647-1230 or

www.ascensioncommunitytheatre.org

Directed by Heidi Frederic and Mark Lambert

This is the story that started it all. It begins when a little Kansas farm girl, Dorothy Gale, and her  dog Toto are blown away in a tornado and land in a fairyland named Oz. Here she meets a very  unusual cast of characters - the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and Cowardly Lion, and together  they go on a quest to see the Wizard of Oz, each of them seeking what they want most in life.  Making their way along the Yellow Brick Road through a series of hair-raising encounters, they  arrive at the Emerald City only to be told by the Wizard that they first must kill the Wicked Witch  of the West before he will grant their wishes.

By L. Frank Baum

With Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg

Background Music by Herbert Stothart

Dance and Vocal Arrangements by Peter Howard

Orchestration by Larry Wilcox

Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company

Based upon the Classical Motion Picture owned by Turner

Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros.