Follow the yellow brick road to the Forum…
The Grove Theatre Group returns to the Millennium Forum with the family favourite classic “The Wizard of Oz” from Wednesday 11th October to Saturday 14th October 2017.
‘The Wizard of Oz’ is perhaps one of the best known of all musicals, famous for songs such as ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’ and ‘Follow the Yellow Brick Road’. Equally well known for wonderful characters such as Dorothy, The Scarecrow, Tinman and the Cowardly Lion the story is one of a little girl who tries to protect her dog Toto from the horrible Miss Gultch and sets off on an amazing dreamlike journey to the land of Oz. Along the way Dorothy meets good witches, bad witches, the amazing Munchkins, the Winkies and the evil monkeys. She travels through the enchanted forest and battles the Wicked Witch of the West in her lair, all the while wearing her magical ruby shoes. When she and her new found friends, the Scarecrow, Tinman and Cowardly Lion eventually get to meet the great ‘Wizard of Oz’, they find that all is not as they expected.
The production is a wonderful story of self-discovery, told with the aid of excellent sets, colourful costumes and lighting, special effects and featuring a cast of experienced and talented actors. With music and choreography of the highest calibre this production of the ‘Wizard of Oz’ promises to be a magical journey along the ‘yellow brick road’ into a fantasy world where entertainment is guaranteed.
This show features local performers including Laura Brown and Orfhlaith McGee sharing the role of Dorothy; Lana Campbell and Jemma McGlinchey sharing the role of Glinda; Eddie O’Donnell as the Scarecrow; Kieran Connor as The Lion; Roderick Canning as the Tinman; Hugo Crumlish as Professor/Wizard; Kate Robinson and Micaela McGillian sharing the role of Wicked Witch of the West; Paul Doherty as the Guard/Uncle Henry; Jenni O’Hagan and Grace Doherty sharing the role of Miss Gultch; Sharon Sweeney as Aunt Em and many more talented actors and actresses of all ages. With the production team including Stephen Carlin as Choreographer, Trevor Burnside as Musical Director, Jim Whiteside on drums the show promises to be one not to miss. Nicole Doherty, Roderick Canning and Martin Mullan complete the production team in various roles.
The Grove is pleased to announce that a share of the proceeds from the show on Thursday 12th at 7.30pm will be donated to Foyle Search and Rescue in support of the fantastic work they do for our City. The show runs from Wednesday 11th October to Friday 13th October nightly at 7.30pm. There are also two matinee performances on Saturday 14th October at 1.30pm and 5.30pm and an 11am performance on Thursday 12th October. Tickets can be booked by contacting the box office at Millennium Forum on 71264455.
We all love The Wizard of Oz so why not take this opportunity and see it on the stage. There’s so much to be learned from this wonderful show:
“It’s not where you go, it’s who you meet along the way.”
“Home is knowing. Knowing your mind, knowing your heart., knowing your courage. If we know ourselves, we’re always home, anywhere.”
There’s just so much to The Wizard of Oz. Now I need to go see this too. Find me a child……