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The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz
Dec. 5-29, 2013


There’s no place like the FAC this Holiday Season! Be transported to the Emerald City with the characters of Oz. After a tornado sweeps Dorothy from her Kansas home, she encounters both wickedness and wonder, Wizard and Witch, Munchkin and Monkey. Dorothy and her newfound friends journey on a quest to find heart, courage, brains and most importantly, home.

Run time is 2 hours and 30 minutes with one intermission

“It was absolutely fantastic!”

“This was a wonderful experience for our Granddaughter with all the one-on-one. Pictures and singing along with personal interaction just made it a very special day. We adults thoroughly enjoyed the performance as well. Technical stuff was wonderful. Tin mans dancing was delightful.”

“Our entire group of 7 adults and 3 children enjoyed the entire production. We especially enjoyed Zachary Guzman as the Tin Man and the Munchkins.“

“The show (despite the review in the Gazette) is a winner! It was FANTASTIC!!! The cast, sets, costumes were just above & beyond. Really loved it!! I'd never seen the Wizard of Oz on stage before and was thoroughly entertained.”

“Quality performance. Costuming was great and it was wonderful to see so many kids and first-time performers at The Fine Arts Center. Sound was perfect- all voices projected perfectly. We enjoyed the music, the singing, and the choreography. The set design was very creative. The wicked witch of the west was fantastic. Even the dogs who portrayed Toto were a treat! It was nice to be able to meet and take pictures with some of the cast following the performance.”

“It was magnificent! Loved the cast, costumes, staging and music. Much better than I had anticipated. Thank you so much for offering this for me and my grandchildren to attend for Christmas!”

“This was a first-rate performance. Acting, dancing, singing, acting, costumes, sound and visual quality were all expertly done, We particularly enjoyed the child actors and actresses. We have recommended the show to everyone we possibly can.”

“The scenery was fabulous as always! The cast was good too. I loved the Wicked Witch of the West, the Munchkins and the Tin Man.”

“Dorothy was awesome ... She did a great job especially with singing and coordinating everything and Toto too! The live music was awesome ... The band was incredible ... Especially the trumpet player Chris Walters and wood winds ... Edward Hureau. Incredible musicians! I texted friends ... Recommending this performance. The bad witch with the green face ... Absolutely priceless!”

“I thought it was a terrific show. The set was beautiful, and the cast was talented. Toto, the wicked witch, the tap dancing Tin Man, the Munchkins … so very entertaining! I LOVED it.”

“This is one of the most "exceptional" productions I have seen at the FAC. Not only was the acting Superb but the scenery backdrops were incredible along with the music. There were 8 of us in my family that I purchased tickets for... 6 Adults and 2 children 10 & 13. The production left us highly spirited and we couldn't stop talking about it to other family members and friends. KUDO's to all of the cast members & ALL who were involved in this totally awesome show! Can't wait to see what's over the rainbow for next year's Xmas performance! Thank You FAC & Merry Christmas!”

“We loved it! The fun "asides" added a lot to the familiar songs. Great tap dancing! The yellow brook road was very clever. The children were charming and the Wicked Witch of the West was wonderfully campy and evil.”


We were disappointed to read the review of the current Fine Arts Center production of The Wizard of Oz (Tracy Mobley-Martinez, Dec 10). Now having attended the play, in the company of many delighted school students, we simply must counter TMM's harshly negative comments. This show includes many performers of all ages, plus the dogs who added to the crowd's enjoyment. We were amazed at the seamless flow of the cast, even with their many character/costume changes. This is a demanding and complex production, confined to a limited working stage area (due to the opening for the orchestra pit within the stage). The lighted yellow brick road worked well to enlarge the stage and enhance the illusion of travel of the characters. We thought the special effects were excellent.

Dorothy (Lacey Connell) was indeed perky and with a fine voice. She handled Toto with ease and the children loved when he appeared. Why should we expect her to channel Judy Garland to deliver an affecting performance? Eryn Carman did indeed breathe life into both Almira Gulch and the Wicked Witch of the West, the children gasped as she entered the stage from below within the smoke. They sat through the play in apt attention and none of the actors seemed the least bit "ill at ease or distracted" in the performances we attended. All the actors were engaged, delighting us all.

During the talk back at the end of the performance the students had such thoughtful inquisitive questions and comments. The actors came out on stage after the school performances and shared with us all their revelations of acting, props, staging, costumes and even told us about their individual training. The students had a myriad of inquiries, and were so enthusiastic about The Wizard of Oz as they exited the talk back.

Thanks to everyone involved in our own FAC's The Wizard of Oz, so many facets to pull together to make this charmed production. Director Scott Levy obviously had a dream himself, well done. Please do go, enjoy and be thrilled.

In Kansas
Lacey Connell (Dorothy Gale)
Mary & Fergis (Toto)
Jen Lennon (Auntie Em)
Tom Auclair (Uncle Henry)
Brian Harris (Zeke)
Zachary Seliquini Guzman (Hickory)
Jason Lythgoe (Hunk)
Eryn Carman (Miss Almira Gulch)
Scott RC Levy (Professor Chester Marvel)

In Oz
Jen Lennon (Glinda, The Good Witch of the North)
Eryn Carman (The Wicked Witch of the West)
Jason Lythgoe (Scarecrow)
Zachary Seliquini Guzman (Tin Woodman)
Brian Harris (Cowardly Lion)
Tom Auclair (The Emerald City Guard)
Scott RC Levy (The Wizard of Oz)
TJ Norton (Nikko, The Commander of the Monkeys)
Micah Spiers (General Winkie)

The Munchkins (and Winkies)
Micah Wilborn (Mayor)
Evan Lennon (Coroner)
Jack English (Barrister)
Helen Runzo (Braggart)
Elizabeth Pond (Fiddler)
Michelle Cage, Faith Miller (Schoolteachers)
Kate Lennon, Ellie Levy, Khylin Verplank (The Lullaby League)
Finn Duford, Ty Leonard, Evan Slavens (The Lollypop Guild)

The Ozians/Crows/Trees/Jitterbugs
Alex Campbell, Michelle Cage, Grant Lattanzi, Jenni Leski, Faith Miller, TJ Norton, Cynthia Pohlson, Helen Runzo, Micah Spiers, Jack Walker

The Wizard of Oz is presented through special arrangement with Tams Witmark.

Oz Lunch/Brunch in Café 36
Saturday lunch and Sunday brunch, Dec. 7-29, 11a-2p
Make reservations by calling 719.477.4377.

Oz Pre-Theater Dinners
5:30p
Special upscale dinners for adults and kids will take the Oz theme and run with it (Ruby Slippers Sorbet!).
Make reservations by calling 719.477.4377.

Journey Deeper into Oz
Dec. 20, 6:45p
Colorado College Professor Barry Sarchett gives insights into dozens of things you probably never knew about the MGM classic film. Free and open to the public.

Santa Visits Munchkinland
Dec. 21, 4:30-6
Santa brings on the ho-ho-holiday fun, as Mr. Jolly himself takes wish lists from the kids, parents dig tunes from the Munchkinland Jazz Trio, and everybody gets in the spirit of the season.
Photo opps and boozy nog drinks available.
A $5 per person donation benefits the Fine Arts Center and the El Pomar Empty Stocking Fund.

MAIN STAGE

Noises Off
Sept. 26 – Oct. 20, 2013

The Wizard of Oz
Dec. 5 - 29, 2013

Play It Again, Sam
Jan. 30 – Feb. 16, 2014

 

Agnes of God
March 20 – April 6, 2014

Forever Plaid
May 8 – June 1, 2014

Floyd and Clea Under the Western Sky 
June 12 – 29, 2014

 

 

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