LINCOLN CITY – On Saturday, June 22, audiences will skip down the Yellow Brick Road with Dorothy and her friends when the Missoula Children’s Theatre and more than 50 local students perform an original musical adaptation of the timeless favorite, “The Wizard of Oz.”
The play will be performed twice, at 3 pm and 7 pm in the auditorium at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy. 101. Tickets for the audience are $10 reserved and $5 general, on sale now at 541-994-9994.
The cast features Lincoln City children, in first through 12th grades, as Dorothy, the Lion, the Tin Man and Toto. Also featured will be the Professor/Wizard, Glinda, the Wicked Witch, the Green Guard and Mayor Munchkin. Other children will perform in groups, as the Winkies, the Magicians, the Munchkins and the Fierce and Ferocious Flowers.
They’ll audition on Monday, June 17, and will be rehearsing all week with the two traveling directors from Missoula Children’s Theatre. Based in Missoula, Mont., the MCT sends touring productions across the country in little red trucks, packed full of costumes, scenery, props and makeup.
This performance experience, presented by the Lincoln City Cultural Center and its members, is provided free of charge to the children of Lincoln City. Other sponsors include The Walter R. Behrens Foundation, Kiwanis Club of Lincoln City, Lincoln City Rotary Club, Mills Ace Hardware, Cascadia Consulting Partnership, Depoe Baykery and Sea Bright Industries. The directors will be staying at the Chinook Winds Casino Resort Hotel, which has generously agreed to donate those rooms.
For more information, to volunteer or to support the Missoula Children’s Theatre and its annual visit to the Oregon Coast, contact Vickie Walling at 541-994-9994.