Off to See the Wizard in Chardon!
The yellow brick road will lead some familiar characters to Chardon as Geauga Lyric Theater Guild presents The Wizard of Oz which opens on May 2, 2014, at the Geauga Theater.
After a tornado whisks away Dorothy Gale to the magical “Land of Oz”, she begins her quest to find the mighty Wizard of Oz who has the power to send her home. Along the way, she meets a Scarecrow, a Tin Woodsman, and a Cowardly Lion who help her on her journey.
Katy Lessick, a Chardon Middle School student, is excited to be in the Girls Choir of The Wizard of Oz. “I have always loved the 1939 movie, and the thought of doing it in real life really encouraged me to audition for this show,” said Miss Lessick. “The hardest thing about The Wizard of Oz, for me at least, is getting all of the dancing straight! It’s really fun, though. There are going to be lots of special effects and I think that they will really “Wow” the audience!…The GLTG is a pretty special place, and The Wizard of Oz is a pretty special show. Put them together and a little magic might just happen!”
This popular musical is based on the beloved movie classic, which celebrated its 75th anniversary this year. The talented ensemble cast, directed by John Ballantyne, includes Allison Lehr as Dorothy, John Kolar as the Scarecrow, Justin Simons as the Tin Woodsman, Peter Percassi as the Lion, Angela Percassi as the Wicked Witch, Jessica Boalt as Glinda, and Mark Miloro as the Wizard.
The Wizard of Oz, sponsored by GEM Electric, by Frank L. Baum with music and lyrics by Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg, background music by Herbert Stothart, based on the classical motion picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed by Warner Bros., will run May 2 through May 18.
The historic Geauga Theater is located on beautiful Chardon Square at 101 Water Street, Chardon, Ohio. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for students and seniors, with a special child rate for 12 and under of $10.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the website, or call the Box Office at 440-286-2255. Box Office hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 4 pm to 7 pm and Saturday 1 pm to 5 pm. Special group ticket rates are available through the Box Office.