Oz in the News 2.10.11

Treat the kids to an adventure in Oz See Dorothy dance in her ruby slippers with Toto and the Scarecrow perform a memorable soft shoe tap dance Feb. 12 when Repertory Dance Theatre   presents an original production, “Dorothy’s Adventures in Oz.”  The family Valentine’s Day treat at Scottish Rite Cathedral features all the “Wizard of Oz” characters, including the Wicked Witch of the West, the Cowardly Lion and the Tin Man, along with a troupe of dancing poppies and falling snowflakes.

J&J investors get Oz skit On Wednesday, the 69-year-old, trash-talking, animal-loving CEO opened the annual shareholders’ with a prayer, introduced his daughter, three grandchildren and his beloved “Aunt Betty,” and closed it with an employee’s rousing rendition of “God Bless America.” In between, the patriotic Shreiber took the audience through a 20-minute in-house video along the yellow brick road to see the wizard of Snack City. Shreiber was Dorothy. His trusty German shepherd, Teddy, was a rather large Toto. Other executives played implausible companions he picked up along the way.  Shreiber wanted a different spin on the same rags-to-riches story he loves to tell every year. This time, with “Over the Rainbow” playing softly on the soundtrack, Shreiber recalled his “corporate fairy tale.”  The audience forgot about their stock portfolios for a bit and laughed out loud. They shook their heads in disbelief as Shreiber dropped the f-bomb and other words not found in a family newspaper.

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