ST. Patrick’s Choral Society are in last minute preparations for their spectactular musical production of The Wizard Of Oz.
The definitive film adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s 1900 children’s fantasy, will hit the stage of the Downshire Great Hall in Downpatrick from Wednesday 6th- Saturday 9th November at 7.30pm, and a matinee performance will run on on Saturday 9 November at 2pm. Tickets are now on sale from Gordon’s chemist in Downpatrick.
Bronagh Gilchrist, spokesperson for the Choral Society , said: “This musical adventure is a genuine family classic that made Judy Garland a star for her heartfelt performance as Dorothy Gale, an orphaned young girl unhappy with her drab black-and-white existence on her aunt and uncle’s dusty Kansas farm.
“Dorothy yearns to travel ‘over the rainbow’ to a different world, and she gets her wish when a tornado whisks her and her little dog, Toto, to the Technicolorful land of Oz.
“Having offended the Wicked Witch of the West, Dorothy is protected from the old crone’s wrath by the ruby slippers that she wears. At the suggestion of Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, Dorothy heads down the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City, where dwells the all-powerful Wizard of Oz, who might be able to help the girl return to Kansas.
“En route, she befriends a Scarecrow, a Tin Man, and a Cowardly Lion. The Scarecrow would like to have some brains, the Tin Man craves a heart, and the Lion wants to attain courage; hoping that the Wizard will help them too, they join Dorothy on her odyssey to the Emerald City.”
A fun tale not to be missed… follow the yellowbrick road all the way to the Downshire Great Hall for a great show!
(Photos courtesy of St Patrick’s Choral Society.)