Friday, October 9, 2009


From El Dorado Musical Theatre:

Tickets on Sale Now

Take a brand new magical journey down the yellow brick road to see El Dorado Musical Theatre’s production of a timeless musical, The Wizard of Oz, November 6-22 at the Jill Solberg Performing Arts Theater in Folsom. Flying effects provided by ZFX, Incorporated, are sure to amaze audience members as they send Dorothy and Toto off to Oz in a tornado, sail the witch through the air on her broom, and float Glinda into Oz on a bubble.

EDMT’s charming production tells the classic tale of Dorothy Gale, a farm girl from Kansas who dreams of a happier place somewhere over the rainbow. She runs away to find it before being swept away with her dog Toto to the magical land of Oz by a fierce tornado . There she befriends the Scarecrow, Tin Man and the beloved Cowardly Lion, while making an enemy of one of the most villainous characters of all time, the Wicked Witch of the West.

As the four set upon their journey to the Emerald City, encountering a variety of characters and challenges along the way, they hope its Wizard will make their dreams come true. Filled with memorable songs such as “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead,” “King of the Forest” and “Follow the Yellow Brick Road,” this production is sure to delight parents and children alike.

Debbie Wilson, El Dorado Musical Theatre's founder, directs and choreographs two casts of performers between the ages of six and twenty, including Krista Mackin and Katherine Sorgea sharing the role of Dorothy, Alex Levy and Terry Hicks as Scarecrow, Stefan Sorgea and Brian Farmer as the Tin Man, Joey Saffren and Andrew Wilson as the Cowardly Lion, and Jenna Lillywhite and Jordan Sharp as the nasty Wicked Witch.

EDMT is thrilled to welcome two of the original munchkins from the 1939 film, Jerry Maren and Margaret Pellegrini, who are touring the country promoting the 70th anniversary of the movie. Maren will be on site for performances November 13-16, while Pellegrini will be a guest November 20-22, both sharing experiences of working on the movie so many years ago. Maren and Pellegini will be available to greet audience members, take photos, and autograph memorabia during their visit.

Tickets to “The Wizard of Oz” are on sale now and can be purchased online at or by calling the box office at (916) 941-SING. Prices are $20 for adults and $16 for students and seniors. Group discounts are available. Visit the website to learn more about The Wizard of Oz and also EDMT's upcoming production, Holiday Reunion, to be performed by the company’s premier touring group, High Voltage, December 4-20th at the El Dorado Hills Town Center.

Make this holiday season special by attending two wonderful shows that will entertain the entire family.

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