Oz in the News 1.21.11

  THE WIZARD OF OZ Blog: ‘Green Screen’ Witch Shoot! Recently, members of The Wizard of Oz creative team popped along to a film studio to shoot a very special bit of “Green Screen” footage that will be used in the upcoming production. Here, resident director Kate Golledge, takes us behind the scenes to see what went on – let us know if you spot the footage in the show!

Kansas Lottery paintings for the state’s 150th birthday “Famous Kansans” by Elaine Lierly- Jones, which includes Emmett Kelly, Dwight David Eisenhower, Buffalo Bill Cody, Amelia Earhart, Buster Keaton and Judy Garland, who played Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz.” This painting is part of a collection commissioned by the Kansas Lottery to celebrate the state’s 150th birthday.

Pops orchestra is off to play ‘The Wizard’ Imagine what it must have been like to hear a live orchestra accompany Judy Garland as she sang “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”  Imagine no more: The TSO Pops orchestra is performing “Oz with Orchestra” this weekend.  As “The Wizard of Oz” plays on a big screen in the background, the orchestra will perform Harold Arlen’s songs from the classic movie. And yes, you’ll hear Garland’s voice, too. Constantine Kitsopolous will lead the TSO.



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