Red shoes and witches, poppies and Munchkins, and all of Dorothy’s friends are here for this beloved family and pop-culture fan favorite. Dance St. Louis presents Wizard of Oz starring Ballet Memphis at the Touhill Performing Arts Center.
Shows are Friday, January 24 at 8 p.m., and Saturday, January 25 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets for children age 12 and under are $15-$20. Adult tickets are $35-$55.
More information: www.dancestlouis.org
This delightful adaptation creates “an entirely new universe for the great American fairytale” (The Commercial Appeal).
Here, Dorothy wears red pointe shoes as she and her trio of friends — the Tin Man, the Scarecrow and the Lion — journey down the yellow brick road to the Emerald City, each in search of something different: a heart, a brain, courage and the chance to return home.
Along the way, there is Glinda, the Wicked Witch of the West, the Munchkins, who will be played by 20 local dancers from COCA, and many more characters, delighting audiences young and old, longtime fans and newcomers. With traditional Oz costumes—Dorothy’s blue gingham dress and Glinda’s sparkling pink gown—and music by British composers Gustav Holst, Benjamin Britten and Ralph Vaughn Williams, the beautiful, fresh and heartwarming ballet captures and exudes the true magic of Wizard of Oz.
Free Pre-Show Program
Dance St. Louis Artistic & Executive Director Michael Uthoff will host a free program, the Marjorie Orgel Speaking of Dance Series in the Touhill’s Terrace Lobby at 7:15 p.m. prior to the 8 p.m. performances and at 1:15 p.m. prior to the Saturday 2 p.m. performance.