This summer the Oswego ChildrenÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Theater will take a trip down memory lane as it presents a revival of ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œThe Wizard of OzÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â. Lyndise Lee Mosher will direct this reprise. Mosher directed the show several years ago as the inaugural production of Oswego ChildrenÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Theater. A number of veterans from this original production will also be featured though in very different roles.
Nicole Snow, Aaron Callahan, and Haley Thompson, who appeared in the original production as Munchkins, have returned in the major roles of The Cowardly Lion, The Tin Woodman and Gloria, Princess of Oz.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Amanda Mosher, who appeared as Dorothy in the original production, will fill the role of Glinda in this staging.
This version of ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œThe Wizard of OzÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â features a large cast of 50 area youth, bright sets and costumes, and a familiar story, calculated to please children of all ages. The show is based on beloved 1939 MGM movie version featuring Judy Garland and the iconic song ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œSomewhere, Over the RainbowÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â.
The production is slated to be performed July 25, 30, 31, and August 1, 2, at 7:30 p.m. with matinee performances July 27, and August 2 and 3 at 2 p.m. All performances will be at the air-conditioned Frances Marion Brown Theater located in the Civic Arts Center Building, in Fort Ontario Park in Oswego. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students. For reservations and more information call 315-342-5265 or tickets can be purchased in person at the Downtown Box Office located in the Discover Oswego Shop in the Canal Commons in Downtown Oswego. Credit cards are accepted at this location only. This production is presented by special arrangement with MTI International.