Oz in the News 1.30.11

Andrew Lloyd Webber is halted on his Yellow Brick Road by health and safety officials Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber wants to celebrate the opening of his new show at the London Palladium on March 1 by transforming the road outside the theatre into the mythical highway.  But Westminster Council officials have ordered a risk assessment amid fears that theatre-goers could slip on the finished paintwork.

Red Sparkly Shoe Tribute to “The Wizard of Oz” The Paramount Arts Center will celebrate the 80th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz” with the live musical March 10. But on Feb 7, women and girls are invited to participate in a tribute by wearing an icon from the filmed production.  Jenny Holmes of the Paramount writes in her blog that “national Red Sparkly Shoe Day” invites girls of all ages who believe red slippers can make anything happen to wear a pair on that day and click their heels.

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