Having grown up with re-enactments of the Munchkins and Dorothy, it was a pleasure to find that my daughter is just as in love with this old time classic as I was, in fact more so. I remember from my childhood, a particular cousin being talented enough to “do the voices” for ALL the characters. I would make her tell the entire story, songs and all each time she spent the night. In fact, I should ask her to record herself reading the story for all of our little munchkins now – what a sweet treat that would be.
Anyway, all these years later – 75 to be exact and the Wizard Of Oz still holds a special place in our hearts and imaginations. It’s such a story that takes you on a journey, allowing our minds to creatively travel from one world to another.
A few weeks back my daughter and I were invited to Tea with Dorothy with friends. We had yummy treats and tasted many tea variations but the best part was taking pictures with Dorothy in front of the yellow brick road. We were extended passes to the Philadelphia Broadway production of Wizard of Oz for this evening. We couldn’t be more thrilled to share an evening out – just us – on my birthday – with Dorothy!! We’ll post an update once we’ve seen the show but for now here are some details on the production:
Wizard of Oz is being held at the Academy of Music Philadelphia Tuesday, June 3 – Sunday, June 8. Expect the classic characters and story, adapted for live theater and some special effects. We are excited to hear (and possible sing along with) all the classic Wizard Of Oz songs too. Friday, June 6th performance is designated as an ASL & AD Performance with more information available on the Kimmel Center’s website.
We are so excited to head off and meet the wizard, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Soooo what can we say? It.Was.Amazing!! Very clever designs for the Wizard scenes, the “yellow brick road” and special effects made this a truly memorable performance. The characters were brilliant, including a real Toto. Dorothy of course stood out but the entrance of the evening was, with out a doubt, Glinda – breath-taking and radiant. The Wicked Witch of the West was in full evil form and even surprised us with a visit in the balcony. It was a birthday celebration not to be forgotten. Below please find Victoria’s short video as she was full of anticipation and excitement.
Disclosure: Performance tickets were provided for promotional purposes. The thoughts and opinions expressed herein are strictly mine.