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"Wizard of Oz" To Be Performed November 10th and 11th

Join Dorothy Gale (Caitlyn Johnson), a young girl living on a Kansas farm and her dreams of escaping her mundane life (“Over The Rainbow). The family’s mean neighbor, Miss Gulch (Breanna Simpson), threatens to impound Dorothy’s cherished dog, Toto, so Dorothy and Toto run away. They meet up with kindly Professor Marvel (Austin O’Connor), who subtly convinces Dorothy to return home. Suddenly a cyclone hits, and Dorothy and Toto, seeking shelter in the house, are transported to the Land of Oz.

In Oz, Dorothy is greeted by Glinda (Holly Williams), the Good Witch of the North, after Dorothy’s house has landed upon the Wicked Witch of the East. The Munchkins, now freed from the Wicked Witch of the East, celebrate and hail Dorothy as their new heroine (“Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead/Munchkin Musical Sequence”). The celebration is interrupted as the Wicked Witch of the West suddenly appears, seeking vengeance. Unable to reclaim her sister’s shoes, which are now on Dorothy’s feet, the Witch vows to return and disappears in a cloud of smoke. Dorothy, seeking a way back home to Kansas, sets off to see the Wizard of Oz (“Follow the Yellow Brick Road”).

Along the way, Dorothy meets three new friends, each of whom lacks a crucial characteristic: The Scarecrow (Joey Parks) (“If I Only Had A Brain”) The Tinman (Owen Root) (“If I Only Had A Heart”) and the Lion (Jon Boyle) (“If I Only Had The Nerve”). Together, the four new companions make their way towards Oz (“We’re Off To See The Wizard”), and towards getting Dorothy home. Along the way they must defeat the Wicked Witch of the West and learn how to overcome the characteristics they are lacking. While in Oz, Dorothy discovers there really is “No place like home.”

Shows will be Nov. 10th & 11th at 7:00 pm in the Martha-Jean and Lyle Rockey Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and are available at ticketor.com/troymarchingtrojans or by calling the district office at 785-985-3950.

Tickets for the Wizard of Oz are on sale now. Adults $10, students $5. Students type wizofozstudentin the coupon code area to get your student price. Parents of cast members, I will be sending home a sheet with a coupon code for your student for you to receive a discount on your tickets. ticketor.com/troymarchingtrojans.  "Wizard of Oz" tickets cash will be on sale at the door on Fri.,/Sat.  Cash only.  Wands/Lion ears will be for sale also.  Doors open at 6:15 p.m.