Off to see the Wizard

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January 5, 2017 18:08

Dorothy follows the yellow brick road to the Emerald City with her friends, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion, in the Encore! production.




The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Dorothy oils the rusty Tin Man with the help of the Scarecrow. (photo credit: BRIAN NEGIN)

If you asked a random selection of people of English- speaking origin for a list of their favorite books, in all likelihood The Wonderful Wizard of Oz would feature in there somewhere. The movie would surely also do well in the most-popular-piece-of-celluloid- ever stakes.

That all-pervading popularity element, and feelgood factor, will come through in abundance in the forthcoming rendition of the L. Frank Baum classic tale by the Jerusalem-based Encore! Educational Theatre Company. The current run of the show takes in six performances at the Hirsch Theater at Beit Shmuel, on January 10, 11 and 12 (7:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. respectively) and January 17, 18 and 19 (7:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.).

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