Oz in the News 4.20.16

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Village transforms into the land of Oz for gala  The mixed weather conditions didn’t dampen the spirits of crowds who followed the yellow brick road to the Buxworth Gala. The Gala Café selling hot drinks and homemade cakes was very popular and the big hit of the event were the Wizard of Oz children’s’ tea parties. On the Saturday evening a children’s’ disco was held at Buxworth Memorial Club with the all the main Wizard of Oz characters making an appearance. Thanks was given to all those who gave up their time to help.

ABC’s ‘Once Upon a Time’ Features Wizard of Oz’s Dorothy in Lesbian Kiss Picking up in the wake of Ruby and Mulan (Jamie Chung) searching out the former’s wolf pack, the duo come across Dorothy in Oz, where they then team up to take down the recently returned Wicked Witch (Rebecca Mader). Unfortunately, Zelena places Dorothy in a sleeping curse, which leads Ruby to the Underworld in a bid to save her. As it has several times before on the show, the spell is broken by true love’s kiss — in this case, it’s Ruby who brings Dorothy back. “True love’s kiss has been a staple of this show since the beginning,” executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis say. “This past Sunday’s episode was just another example of how in a fairy tale, as in life, love is love.” … Though the moment has been highly anticipated all season, the producers have always maintained that the couple’s love story would be no different from what the series has showcased with Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Prince Charming (Josh Dallas) or Emma (Jennifer Morrison) and Hook (Colin O’Donoghue); nor would the hour featuring the reveal be a “very special episode,” likely the reason behind the lack of targeted promotion ahead of Sunday’s episode. “Our goal is to make it as we see it in the real world, just as normal and as a part of every day life as it should be,” Horowitz previously told EW.

World premiere of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ to be presented by Savannah Ballet Theatre  The story of Dorothy, Toto and all their friends — and enemies — will come to life in the Savannah Ballet Theatre production “The Wizard of Oz.” “This is an original composition or world premiere ballet,” says Abby McCuen, managing director of the Savannah Ballet Theatre. “When I researched it, I didn’t see a lot of companies doing ‘The Wizard of Oz.’” This production will be particularly exciting. “The coolest thing is we will be flying,” McCuen says. “Glinda and some of the other characters will fly. “That is a big step for us. Flying is extra expensive and takes lots of rehearsing. “But I think it is going to pay off,” she says. “The audience is going to love it.”

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