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Swiss Days 2017

New at Swiss Days 2017!

Dorothy Gale, a young girl living on a Kansas farm with her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry, dreams of escaping her mundane life. The family’s mean neighbor, Miss Gulch, threatens to impound Dorothy’s cherished dog, Toto, so Dorothy and Toto run away. They meet up with kindly Professor Marvel, 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. Watch as Dorothy’s world is suddenly filled with a fatally stricken Wicked Witch, happy munchkins, a vengeful Wicked Witch of the East, a yellow brick road to the Wizard of Oz, 3 new friends lacking a crucial characteristic, and Glinda the Good Witch. The story unfolds as Dorothy and friends pass through a poisonous field of poppies, are refused at the gates of Emerald City, travel deep into the haunted forest in search of the witch’s broomstick, and reveal the Wizard’s true identity.

A faithful adaptation of the film, and a more technically complex production, it recreates the dialogue and structure of the MGM classic nearly scene for scene, though it is adapted for live stage performance with all your favorite songs.

Performances are on Saturday, July 29 at 7:00PM & Sunday, July 30 at 2:00PM
South Adams Auditorium
Tickets are $10 and may be purchased during Swiss Days at the Information Chalet, at SA Schools door prior to the performances and at the Chamber Office before Swiss Days.

The Wizard of Oz
By L. Frank Baum
With Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg
Background Music by Herbert Stothart