Oz in the News 4.26.14

The Wizard of Oz Running April 26 through June 21 Fridays and Saturdays at 11:00 A.M. Doors Open 1/2 hour prior to Curtain. This musical was written by Robert Brock, Artistic Director, and is  performed with marionettes he created. All Tickets are $10.00. We accept CASH or CHECKS, NO CREDIT CARDS. Call 717-394-8398 for Reservations. Tour the John Durang Puppet Museum or take a back stage tour lead by Mr. Brock before the performance. The Hole in the Wall Theatre was founded in 1990 by Robert Brock. The 60-seat Victorian theatre is located at 126 N. Water Street in downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Hole in the Wall became a nonprofit corporation in 2001. The theatre is now managed by a volunteer board of directors who contract with Robert Brock to serve as Artistic Director. Performances are given on most weekends in the resident theatre. The theatre seats came from the Fulton Opera House in 1997. They were purchased at an auction held prior to the Fulton renovation. There is a gift shop and museum in this historic property (circa 1850s), which are open before performances.

‘Oz’ grandson ready to welcome ‘Dorothy’s Return” to big screen  Many Times readers are familiar with Roger Baum, the great-grandson of L. Frank Baum, author of “The Wizard of Oz.” For years, Roger, now 75, remained a favorite celebrity guest each year at the annual Wizard of Oz Festival in Chesterton. To help promote the new film, the public is invited to join Dorothy, Toto, and their new friend, Wiser the Owl, from the upcoming 3D animated feature, as they bring the magical world of Oz to kids across the U.S. on the “Legends of Oz Express” with an event in the Chicago burbs from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 4 at Kohl Children’s Museum, 2100 Patriot Blvd, in Glenview, Ill. as part of a nine-city tour. Families will follow their hearts at the Tin Man’s Friendship Club by making friendship pins, test their brains in the Scarecrow’s Workshop with arts and crafts, and show their courage by performing on the Lion’s “Mane” stage. They will also hang out in cozy “Candy County” and hear the story that inspired the film. To help even more children experience the magic of books, imagination, and the wonder of Oz, guests are encouraged to bring a new book to be donated to Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. FYI: legendsofozworld.com.

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