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- $30 for two tickets to The Wizard of Oz stage performance
- Where: Theatre Cedar Rapids
- Seating: center sections
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
Performance Dates and Times
- Thursday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m.
- Thursday, May 16, at 7:30 p.m.<p>
The Wizard of Oz
Theatre Cedar Rapids’ newest stage musical invites audiences back to a place they know and love—the Land of Oz. After a tornado transports her to a land of Technicolor munchkins, diametrically opposed witches, and flashy foot fashions, Dorothy and her puppy Toto seek the wisdom of the country’s Wizard-in-Chief. Along the way, the duo connects with a familiar cast: the Tin Man who wants a heart, the Scarecrow who seeks a brain, and the Cowardly Lion who’s on a quest for courage. Singing tunes from the original film such as “We’re Off to See the Wizard” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” the multi-species quintet learns the true meaning of adventure, friendship, and hydrophobia. Theatre Cedar Rapids’ lively production was helmed by Artistic Director Leslie Charipar and showcases the musical direction of Janelle Lauer.<p>
Theatre Cedar Rapids
Voted Best Theater of 2010 and 2011 in KCRG-TV9's CityVoter poll, the community collective of Theatre Cedar Rapids gathers accolades as it grows. The seeds of the company were planted in 1925, when a tiny troupe of thespians played its heart out to audiences of only 30. The theater now reaches more than 50,000 eastern Iowans with its education programs and full seasons of musicals, comedies, and dramas. Although its Iowa Theater Building home has been recently refurbished with new sound and light systems, the theater maintains the charm of its 1920s vaudeville and movie-house origin with a functioning Rhinestone Barton theater organ, 550-seat capacity, and absence of holographic ushers.