Broadway Bound Kids present the stage musical production of the “Wizard of Oz” that will entertain audience members of all ages, Nov. 14 to 17, at the Sonoma Valley Veterans Memorial Building, 126 First St. W.
If you can sing along with the movie you will love the play. As you remember, Dorothy Gale and her dog, Toto, are tormented by Miss Almira Gulch, but Aunt Em and Uncle Henry are too busy to listen. When Miss Gulch takes Toto away, the whole family is heartbroken. Still there’s work to be done, and a storm brewing. Toto escapes, and Dorothy does too.
Leaving home, Dorothy meets Professor Marvel who convinces her to run right back home. But a tornado hits, and she is too late to make it into the storm cellar.
The cyclone carries her far away – to Oz. She is greeted by Glinda, the Good Witch of the North. Dorothy’s house has killed the Wicked Witch of the East! Her sister, the Wicked Witch of the West vows to get Dorothy and her little dog, too. It’s urgent that Dorothy get home as soon as possible, so off she goes down the yellow brick road to see the Wizard of Oz. Along the way she meets up with Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion and they’re off to Oz.
Eventually the friends finally get what they’ve wanted, although not the way they expected. The Wizard attempts to take Dorothy back to Kansas in his grand hot air balloon, but it goes wrong and she has to get home of her own accord. Back home everyone looks wonderfully familiar, precious and more dear than ever. For Dorothy, there’s no place like home.
The play will be performed at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14; 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15; 2 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16; and 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17.
Tickets are available at Pharmaca, 303 W. Napa St., Sonoma and at the door. Box office opens one hour before performance. Ticket prices are $16 for adults, $14 for children 12 and under and $14 for seniors over 65.
Audience members are welcome to come in costume. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.