Oz in the News 12.25.10

Jack Black is fan of Wizard movie Jack has revealed he is a huge fan of family films, adding the classic 1939 movie about a young girl called Dorothy – played by Judy Garland – who wakes up in the Land of Oz, pleases him like no other.  “My favourite? Well obviously The Wizard of Oz,” he told Cover Media at a press conference for his latest movie.

Kristin Chenoweth’s Year On Twitter: Star Dishes on Wicked “by the time they do the wicked movie , I will be playong either a munchkin or madame morrible.”

Over the rainbow is a jackpot It was bound to happen. A woman named Dorothy won $2.9 million playing a “Wizard of Oz” slot machine, at Planet Hollywood. Afterward, she went right back to playing slots with her daughter, people at the casino said.  Just remember, Dorothy: A heart is not judged by how much money you win, but by how much money you give to others.

Silver Shoes & Green Spectacles: A Jazz Interpretation of The Wizard of Oz “Delightful madness…is how I would describe the experience of my role in the Riverwalk Jazz production of the Wizard. In a studio setting, holding on to the sound and vocal inflections of different characters would be challenging for any actor. But, in front of a live audience, playing all of the parts was sheer lunacy. Luckily, ‘The Landing’ crowd embraced the audacious fun that the band and I were having, and cheered us on to the end. For that, I’m still grateful.”

Munchkin Clarence Swensen to be remembered in Chittenango Dec. 29th, Swensen’s birthdate was declared Clarence Swensen Day in Chittenango after the longtime participant of the Chittenango Oz festivals passed away in 2009.

World Renowned Professor Presents “The Wizardry of Oz: L. Frank Baum” The J.E. Broyhill Civic Center of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute will welcome Dr. Elliot Engel to the stage for his presentation on “The Wizardry of Oz: L. Frank Baum” on Monday, January 31, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. The lecture will explore the life of L. Frank Baum and the reasons for the enduring fame of his classic American fairy tale, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.”


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