Oz in the News 8.1.13

timthumb.php“The Wizard of OZ” LEGO® Set Needs Support; Not Cash The Road to OZ is a set designed to complement the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City’s THE WIZARD OF OZ display that includes Dorothy’s farm, her visit to Munchkin Land, the Emerald City, and lastly the Wicked Witch’s castle. My goal with this design is to capture the iconic scenes and magical moments of the original film that fans of all ages could build and play with at home. The Minifigures that would accompany this set are: the Wicked Witch of the West, Dorothy’s dog Toto, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, Dorothy, and the Cowardly Lion.

‘The Wizard of Odd’ Production gives young actors and their audience a taste of theater  In the opening scene, Dorothy heads to school, where she’s working to raise money for her theater club’s production of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” getting teased all the while. Other characters include an “airhead” student (who later turns out to be the scarecrow) and another student with casts on her legs (eventually the tin man). The hitting of a piñata signifies the tornado, and all the characters are whooshed into a candy world. Dorothy becomes Skittles; the evil witch is black licorice; and the good witch is Starburst. “They meet people along the way, and instead of poppies, they’re Pop Rocks and gummy bears are the monkeys,” Harrington said, adding, “The set is going to be really colorful with costumes.”

‘Wizard of Oz in the Wild West’ workshop  Priscilla Beach Theatre presents “The Wizard of Oz in the Wild West,” by Willard Simms, as the next children and teen workshop. The humorous tale sends Dorothy and her friends back in time to the western frontier where they meet legendary figures of the time. Directed by Geronimo Sands, the two-week workshop will meet weekdays.

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