Follow the yellow brick road to the Land of Oz with The Carnegie’s production of THE WIZARD OF OZ, running weekends January 21-31, 2016.
Based on the hit MGM film, THE WIZARD OF OZ will delight audiences of all ages with classic songs and characters. The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of J.R. Cassidy, will provide soaring accompaniment for such iconic songs as “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” and “We’re Off to See the Wizard.”
“THE WIZARD OF OZ is a beloved show that has entertained families for generations,” said Carnegie Theatre Director Maggie Perrino. “This will be one of the most unique productions The Carnegie has ever brought to life. We’re particularly excited, as it is also the first time the gallery, education, and theatre departments have come together on a project. The result is a show that is visually stunning and fun for the whole family. We can’t wait to share it with our patrons.”
The set, designed by local artist Pam Kravetz, will be a unique take on the traditional landscape of Oz. While the audience will recognize iconic locales such as Munchkin Land and The Emerald City, the overall feel of the stage and set will have a more playful and contemporary feel.
Joining the cast, and representing The Carnegie’s education department, are four students from The Carnegie’s Camp Carnegie summer acting program – Maya Hunt, Mark Schutzman, Jackson Schabell, and Ben Dropic. While the young actors have performed on the Otto M. Budig stage before, THE WIZARD OF OZ will mark their professional acting debuts.
Performances of THE WIZARD OF OZ run weekends January 21-31, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 7:30pm, Saturday afternoons at 2pm, and Sunday afternoons at 3pm. Adding to the WIZARD OF OZ experience, The Carnegie is hosting a costume contest, encouraging patrons of all ages to dress as their favorite character, at all Saturday and Sunday matinees.
Tickets for THE WIZARD OF OZ are $30. Theatre goers interested in member, student, and group discounts, and information about family ticket packages should call The Carnegie Box Office at (859) 957-1940. Tickets to Carnegie Theater Series performances are available at The Carnegie Box Office, open Tuesday through Friday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., online at www.thecarnegie.com, or by phone at (859) 957-1940.
The 2015-16 Carnegie Theatre Series is sponsored by the Otto M. Budig Family Foundation. The 2015-16 Season Program is sponsored by Paula & Glenn Wienkoop.
Show sponsors for THE WIZARD OF OZ include:
Presented by Molly & Michael Prues | Music Presented by Alice Sparks
Set Sponsored by Graydon Head | Characters in THE WIZARD OF OZ are sponsored by Chick-fil-A Houston Road & Chick-fil-A Newport Pavilion and Sally & Sandy Thomson.
THE WIZARD OF OZ is produced by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC., 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022.
About The Carnegie: The Carnegie is Northern Kentucky’s largest multidisciplinary arts venue providing theatre events, educational programs and art exhibitions to the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati community. The Carnegie facility is home to The Carnegie Galleries, the Otto M. Budig Theatre, and the Eva G. Farris Education Center. More information about The Carnegie is available at www.thecarnegie.com or by calling (859) 491-2030.
The Carnegie receives ongoing operating support from ArtsWave, Cincinnati Wine Festival, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Kenton County Fiscal Courts, the Kentucky Arts Council and the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile Jr. / US Bank Foundation.
- $30 Adults
- $21 Students
- $27 Carnegie Members, Enjoy the Arts Members
- Family packages available – Two half priced children’s tickets (up to age 17) with purchase of one adult ticket.
THE WIZARD OF OZ will include ten performances:
Thursday, January 21, 7:30pm ● Friday, January 22, 7:30pm ● Saturday, January 23, 2pm ● Saturday, January 23, 7:30pm ● Sunday, January 24, 3pm
Thursday, January 28, 7:30pm ● Friday, January 29, 7:30pm ● Saturday, January 30, 2pm ● Saturday, January 30, 7:30pm ● Sunday, January 31, 3pm