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HDO highlights the 80th anniversary of The Wizard Of Oz

High Desert Opera presented The Wizard Of Oz this winter at Robinson Theatre in Grand Junction. The troupe followed the yellow brick road with a live orchestra, dancing, local vocalists, and a professional ensemble in a fully-staged extravaganza that took the stage 4 times from New Year's Eve through January 5th, 2020.

Show synopsis

This beloved tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has been entertaining audiences for generations.

When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, and en route they meet a Scarecrow that needs a brain, a Tin Man missing a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who wants courage. The wizard asks the group to bring him the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West to earn his help.

The Wizard of OZ brings to life songs like Over The Rainbow, Munchkinland (Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead), If I Only Had A Brain/A Heart/The Nerve, We’re Off To See The Wizard (Follow The Yellow Brick Road), and The Merry Old Land of Oz.

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Supporting Cast