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Wizard of Oz

by Lorie Lewis Ham


On Saturday, June 3, an ASL production of Wizard of Oz will be presented at the LJ Williams Theater in Visalia by the Ruby Slipper PAA, The Fourth Wall Theatre Co., and Vizual Voices. It will be an American Sign Language experience for both deaf and hearing audiences.

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The Great and Powerful Oz Comes to Immanuel

IN THE February 17 ISSUE

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by Amber Carter



Immanuel High School’s choir department is performing The Wizard of Oz for their 2016 Spring Musical. The cast stars Seniors and Annie Regier as Glinda the Good Witch and Aunt Em. Both students participated and performed in Immanuel’s Chamber Choir’s fall performance of The Secret Garden. The ensemble for Oz comprises of the chamber choir, concert choir, men’s and women’s choir, and elementary and junior high choirs. Director Rick Robbins chose this show to give as many students as possible the ability to perform and gain show experience as well as great memories.

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by Sheryl Wall


Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return begins with Dorothy waking up in her Kansas home after the tornado. She finds that all of the town is packing up to move and even her family are thinking of moving instead of rebuilding because the Tornado left little undamaged. Meanwhile in Oz, the Lion, Scarecrow and the Tin Man call for Dorothy to return to again save OZ but this time from the Jester who also happens to be the Wicked Witch’s brother.

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by Sheryl Wall




Oz The Great and Powerful
is a fantasy adventure movie based on the Oz novels by L. Frank Baum. This story takes place before the popular Wizard of Oz movie from 1939 starring Judy Garland. Oz the Great and Powerful stars James Franco as Oscar Diggs, also known as Oz.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



As the school year winds down a some local schools are performing their final shows of the year. Kingsburg High School is among them and will be doing The Wizard of Oz beginning on May 10.

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Wizard of Oz to be Performed in Dinuba

IN THE October 20 ISSUE

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by Brandi Nuse-Villegas


You know the shoes. The songs. The flying monkeys. However, this fall, the “Wizard Of Oz” is coming to the Dinuba High School stage with a new look and the talent of Dinuba’s brightest actors. The community production is November 6 through 9

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