Oz in the News 5.23.15

Must Watch! Diana DeGarmo Gets Swept Up By a Tornado in Dreamlike (and Chilling) Wizard of Oz Preview (Video)  Diana DeGarmo, who recently concluded her run as the Narrator in the national tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, will star as Dorothy in Studio Tenn Theatre Company’s production of The Wizard of Oz. Watch the production’s first preview, which conjures the classic 1939 film. Performances will take place June 13-14 at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center and feature a full symphony orchestra. DeGarmo, who rose to fame as the runner-up on “American Idol” in 2004 (check out her audition), has been seen on Broadway in Hairspray and Hair.

Merry Old “Sand” of Oz Wows in Arlington  You may never look at sand the same way again after you visit Arlington’s newest attraction. Step into the giant tent just north of Globe Life Park and you”ll instantly find yourself in the in the “merry old land of Oz” – no Kansas twister needed to take you there. Fantasy in Sand brings 16 iconic scenes from the The Wizard of Oz to life. Some of the scupltures are more than 20 feet tall. “It’s just unbelievable,” said Thomas Koet, one of the professional sand sculptors who worked on the project. “We’ve been working more than 70 hours a week for four weeks straight just to get it done.”  Fantasy in Sand is located just off of Ballpark Way, next to the Arlington Sheraton. Tickets are $19.99 for adults and $15.99 for kids. The exhibit will stay in Arlington through Aug. 23.



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