Fantastic family musical The Wizard of Oz blows into The Theatre Royal Margate tonight (September 5).
The show is produced by the award-winning Stage Door Theatre Company, known for its top-quality productions with a community focus. Previous shows have included Hairspray, Oliver, Billy Elliot, Annie and Les Miserables.
The company auditioned in May and since then the cast, made up of over 40 people, has been rehearsing regularly.
Musical director Edward Greenhalgh said: “It’s a great fun show, full of life and energy. The music is so well known with songs such as ‘Follow the Yellow Brick Road’ and ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow.’”
Adapted by the Royal Shakespeare Company, the show features all the popular songs and moments from the 1939 classic film, brought to life on stage. Young Dorothy Gale is swept away by a tornado from her Kansas farm to the magical land of Oz. There, she encounters a host of amazing characters: good witches, bad witches, scarecrows that walk, and things magical to behold.
To find her way home, she must journey along the yellow brick road to see the mysterious and all-powerful Wizard in the Emerald City. Along the way, she makes new friends, but must also brave many dangers, including the Wicked Witch of the West, who will stop at nothing to get her hands-on Dorothy’s magical ruby slippers. To make it home safely, Dorothy must learn an important lesson: there’s no place like home!
Director Heidi Moran said: “The show is such a well-loved musical and suitable for all ages. The cast have all worked hard to bring the ‘magic’ alive on stage”
The Wizard of Oz’ runs from the September 5-8 with various show times.
Full Price £14, Family of 4 £44, Buy 10 get 11th free (only via the box office by phone/in person), Booking Fee: £1 per ticket.
Tickets and show times available from www.margate-live.com/whatson-event/wizard-of-oz or call 01843 292795