Oz in the News 12.8.10

And Toto too! Vintage ‘Wizard of Oz’ book up for auction, with star autographs The signatures include Judy Garland (Dorothy), Frank Morgan (the Wizard), Jack Haley (the Tin Man), Ray Bolger (the Scarecrow), Bert Lahr (the Cowardly Lion), Billie Burke (Glinda the Good Witch) Margaret Hamilton (the Wicked Witch of the West), director Victor Fleming, producer Mervyn LeRoy and several others. Oh, and Toto too — the dog’s footprint, that is, plus a signature from trainer Jack Weatherwax.

Tracie Bennett- I’ve been preparing for Rainbow role all my life The performer told the Express she is really enjoying appearing as Judy Garland at the Trafalgar Studios 1, as the role allows her to examine the price of fame at the same time as portraying a screen legend.  However, she said she is not taking it for granted, as she wants to do the writers of the show justice.  “You have to care, don’t you, otherwise what’s the point? Bennett added.

Catonsville author teams up with her daughter Catonsville residents Kate Dolan and her daughter Meg Weidman, 12, teamed up to write “Toto’s Tale,” a re-telling of “The Wizard of Oz” through the eyes of Dorothy’s dog.  After writing for The Catonsville Times for nearly 10 years, Dolan has had seven books published, mainly in historical fiction. Her daughter is a seventh-grader at Sudbrook Magnet Middle School, where she focuses on art.

Stoneham Theatre presents What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? 12/31 Stoneham Theatre’s all time favorite Kathy St. George will bring in the New Year singing all our favorite show tunes and Great American Songbook hits. Accompanied by a seven-piece band, St. George will also include in her repertoire several Judy Garland numbers, including the classic sketch “The Wizard of Oz in Ten Minutes” which was last seen in St. George’s sensational one woman show Dear Miss Garland staged at Stoneham Theatre in the summer of 2009.

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