Oz in the News 11.21.10

Onstage spotlight: ‘Scarecrow on Fire’ Storyteller Kevin Kling subtitles this work “The Lost Notebooks of Oz.” He has written a series of stories that pick up on L. Frank Baum’s tale of Dorothy and her three companions. Peter Rothstein directs a show that includes music, theatrics and clips from a series of silent films made about Oz. Actors Stephen Yoakam and Simone Perrin are in the cast, and music director Dan Chouinard leads an ensemble that includes cellist Michelle Kenny and the House of Mercy band. The event was commissioned and produced by Minnesota Public Radio as part of the Fitzgerald Theater’s centenary.

Saturday Special Spotlight: Andre De Shields Today we are talking to an Emmy-winning stage star best known for his unforgettable turns as the Wizard of Oz himself in the original Broadway cast of THE WIZ, as well as his Emmy-winning performance in both the Broadway and filmed version of AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’.


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