Oz in the News 9.4.11

WICKED Fans Should Avoid New iPhone App – At Least For Now  Fans of the musical will ove the app’s main feature: a Mosaicof 1700 production stills. These photos come from the original Broadway cast and from productions around the globe. Under Stories, you’ll learn more about the show and how it relates to L. Frank Baum’s classic story, the Wonderful Wizard of Oz and the 1939 movie classic, The Wizard of Oz. Finally, become engrossed in all things Wicked, by gaining access to the Broadway show’s original reviews, a Wicked timeline and more about the staging of the original production.

Animatronic Wizard Of Oz: What’s The Weirdest Thing In Your Town?  The owner, when not collecting out-of-production Furbys or plush E.T. dolls, busies himself working on the homemade painted yellow brick road and animatronic collection of “Wizard of Oz” characters he has built and installed around his backyard. Yes, this man has created the “Wizard of Oz” on his property. And once a year he invites CIVIL WAR RE-ENACTORS to stage a weekend long battle on his property. Yes, amidst fake Wicked Witches of the East and Dorothy, there is an annual Civil War reenactment. It makes perfect sense.

TSA student wins weather poster contest  Toledo School for the Arts seventh grader Reagan Shull’s severe weather poster was selected by the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness. The poster has a Wizard of Oz movie theme, showing how a home landed on the Wicked Witch of the East in a tornado. “It’s best to be careful during a tornado so you don’t end up like the Wicked Witch of the East,” Regan said.

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