The Wizard of Oz—Young Performer’s Edition will be presented at the Western Theatre on the campus of Western Wyoming Community College, on July 24 and 25 at 7 PM. Admission is free, and doors open at 6:30 PM. The cast features 45 young adults from ages 8 to 18 under the direction of Western Professor of Musical Theatre Eric-Richard de Lora and nine Western Wyoming Community College students.
This year marks the 80th anniversary of the beloved film musical THE WIZARD OF OZ, and the Young Performers’ Edition (YPE) is a one-hour adaptation featuring all the songs made memorable by the performances of Judy Garland, Ray Bolger and their on-screen friends. The classic tale written in 1900 by L. Frank Baum, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to find new friends, face her fears, and discover the magical power of home, has been entertaining audiences for generations.