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It’s the joyous Rudie-DeCarlo musical comedy, a hilarious and heart-warming internationally acclaimed reworking of the beloved story, filled with music and dance, fun special effects, laughter and love, proving once again that there’s no place like home. Follow Dorothy and her companions along the windy road to that mystical place where dreams really do come true and nothing is as it seems, as they do battle with the vain but glorious Queen Coo-ee-oh, join forces with a Vagabond Princess who is revolting (although she doesn’t look it), meet a Shaggy Man, a Wogglebug, a Rainbow Maiden and a Blue Meanie, face such looming monsters as war, drought and mortgages, and learn a great deal about the world around them, and even a little bit about themselves. Guest appearances by Uncle Henry and the Wizard, too!
Featuring Actors’ Repertory members Kate Burleigh, Cydne Moore, Molly Gilman, Mary Ann Pianka and Graham Silbert, joined by guest artists Megan Combes, Megan Fleming, Lauren Holiday and Casey Maher, the sparkling costumes by award-winning designer Ashley Hayes, magical FX by The Attic Room, lilting musical numbers, and the heartfelt discoveries about family and home that develop along the road to OZ all bring the adventure to its deservedly happily-ever-after. Kids and adults alike will be delighted by this brand-new Dorothy adventure! Birthday and Tea Parties, hosted by costumed fairy tale characters, are available with every performance. Photo opps with the actors after the show, and every child receives a free Theatre Games Activity Booklet with fun acting games to play at a party, on a rainy day, or with family and friends. Two shows only! Santa Monica Playhouse Santa Monica Playhouse is supported in part by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Commission and US Bank.
To arrive by public transportation: take the Santa Monica Blue Bus or the LA Metro Rapid #720 and exit at 4th and Wilshire.