Tuesday, November 10, 2009

From EDH: a Wonderful Wizard of Oz

It’s hard to believe that a company of youngsters, high school age and younger, could produce a show that rivals a Broadway musical. But El Dorado Musical Theatre of El Dorado Hills manages that feat, and on a regular basis. What’s more, this is an “amateur” company—in the best sense: made of volunteers who contribute for the love of doing so.

“The Wizard of Oz,” which follows the film closely and with interesting additions, continues the pattern. Two casts, dubbed Ruby and Emerald, of over 50 performers apiece and of the same age range, offer superlative performances as actors, singers and dancers. What’s more, they’re braced with stunning scenery and special effects, including a green-faced witch flying around the ceiling, plus singing apple trees.

For a comprehensive review and performance details, go the http://www.villagelife.com/story.php?id=692.1.

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