Oz in the News 5.17.11

We’re Off to Illustrate the Wizard; The Wonderful Wizard of Oz  Blank Pages, an arm of the London based design agency Fridge Creative, would like you to help illustrate  L. Frank Baum’s classic ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’.  The entire text of the book has been uploaded with blank pages interspersed throughout.
When you happen upon a  blank white page it is need of an illustration. Draw it up and send it off, if the editors like it you’re in.

Miss Oz-Stravanganza Pageant about more than just beauty  Each winner was donned with a tiara, sash, trophy and flowers and will participate in activities throughout Oz-Stravanganza. The crowned beauties will ride with the parade’s grand marshall, Judy Garland’s stand-in Karen Marsh-Doll. The girls will serve an important role in preserving the spirit of the community and the celebration of Baum, Pageant Director Lorrell Walter said.

Lake Middle School play combines Shakespeare with the “Wizard of Oz”   The premise for “Romeo, Juliet and Toto Too” is that a movie mogul is trying to make a cheap blockbuster with the help of a writer whose specialty is combining styles.  For this show, Dorothy and Toto take a wrong turn on the Yellow Brick Road and run into various Shakespeare characters such as Nick Bottom from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” who needs a brain, Caliban from “The Tempest,” who needs a heart and Hamlet, who needs some courage.  Also along the way Dorothy and Toto encounter Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth, while the Wicked Witch of West must put up with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern from “Hamlet,” after her Flying Monkeys walk out on her.

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