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November 08, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre to present 'The Wizard of Oz'

'Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain'

Beginning Nov. 8, the Walnut Street Theatre will present "The Wizard of Oz" on its main stage. It was adapted from the classic 1939 motion picture starring Judy Garland as Dorothy.

The production contains all of the Oscar-winning songs from the movie, including "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and "We're Off To See The Wizard."

If it's been awhile since your last trip to Oz, here's a quick refresher. When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy and her dog Toto are transported to the magical world of Oz. From there, they travel along the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City, where they hope to meet the Wizard. 

On their travels, they meet the Scarecrow who needs a brain, the Tin Man who needs a heart and the Cowardly Lion who needs courage. When the group reaches the Emerald City, they are told that the Wicked Witch of the West must be killed before the Wizard will grant any of their wishes.

Of course, there's also the Good Witch, Munchkins and magic slippers too.

Tickets for the theater show start at $20. The show runs through Jan. 8.

"The Wizard of Oz"

Tuesday, Nov. 8 through Sunday, Jan. 8
$20-$95 per person
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut St.