GREENSBURG – Travel to the mystical land of Oz with the Tree County Players as they celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Wizard of Oz with their upcoming production.
The show will be performed in the Greensburg Junior High School auditorium at 7 p.m. on June 19 and 20 and 2 p.m. on June 21. The auditorium is located at 505 East Central Avenue in Greensburg.
Reserved seat tickets for the show are $10 for adults and $5 for students and children under the age of 18. Tickets may be purchased by calling 812-528-5289. Tickets for any remaining seats will be sold at the door one hour before the performance. Due to the show’s popularity, purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.
The musical is based on the MGM classic movie and features a large cast ranging in age from six to 79. Therese Zins, director and producer for the show, said that more than one hundred talented actors, singers, dancers, musicians and crew members have been working hard to bring the timeless tale to life.
The local community is invited to come along for the adventure as Dorothy and her little dog Toto are transported over the rainbow into the magical land of Oz. Along the way, they encounter the Cowardly Lion, the Tinman and the Scarecrow on the Yellow Brick Road while searching for the great and powerful Wizard of Oz.
The magic of this musical is sure to cast its spell on the entire family with such classic songs as “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “Ding, Dong, the Witch is Dead,” “If I Only Had a Brain,” and “We’re Off to See the Wizard.”
All the favorits Oz characters will appear on stage. The cast is led by Holton resident Kaitlin Harrell, who steps into the famed ruby slippers as Dorothy Gale. Other major roles are filled by: Dan Borns, who portrays the Scarecrow; Nick Gehrich as the Tinman; Nancy Porter as the Wicked Witch; Angie Ballard as Glinda the Good Witch, all of whom are from Greensburg.