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Moving Light Dance to perform 'The Wizard of Oz'

The lion dancer from the Wizard of Oz

Moving Light Dance is proud to announce the the Spring 2023 performance will be L. Frank Baum's classic, 'The Wizard of Oz'. All students enrolled in the Spring 2023 session will be eligible to perform in the production. The performances will be held June 3rd and 4th following the Spring session.

The ballet opens in Kansas where our heroine Dorothy lives with her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry and her most devoted companion, the energetic and lovable dog Toto. To Dorothy, the farm is a place lacking color and vibrancy, and she restlessly dreams of venturing elsewhere. One day a cyclone rips through and sweeps Dorothy and Toto in the farmhouse to a place stranger than Dorothy could have dreamed: the Land of Oz. In falling from the sky, the house crushes and kills the Wicked Witch of the East, an evil oppressor of the innocent citizens of Oz. Her ruby slippers (and whatever magic they may possess) now belong to Dorothy, as well as the enmity of the Wicked Witch of the West, the tyrannical sister of the dead witch. The Witch of the West vows vengeance on Dorothy and Toto. Dorothy, overwhelmed, wants only to return to the safety of Kansas, but Glinda the Good informs her that to do so she must undertake a journey across Oz to meet the Wizard Oz. Along the way she and Toto befriend the brainless but kindly Scarecrow, the would-be-romantic Tin Woodsman longing for a heart, and the quivering cowardly Lion. They all need Oz's help, but can they do what is required to earn it?

Brought to the stage with choreography by Christine Harris, Brandy Perez, Bridget Wheeler and the dancers with costumes by Emily Wheeler, set designs by Joe John and lighting by Guy Miller, a spectacular performance is guaranteed.

The performance is about two hours long with a 15-minute intermission.

Event Details

  • June 3rd and 4th
  • Sat: 7pm, Sun: 2pm
  • Barre Opera House


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