Wonderful Weekend of Oz


After performing in ballets there as a child, I still get butterflies when I enter The Orpheum Theatre in downtown Memphis. On Sunday afternoon the beautiful theatre was filled with people, including lots of excited kids dressed up and ready to meet Dorothy, the Lion, the Scarecrow, and the Tin Man. Oz was a great success this weekend, complete with backstage tours for kids and a special dress rehearsal Friday night. One little girl who attended the open rehearsal asked her mom get tickets to the show so she could see it again. The children in front of me in the theatre gasped when the Wicked Witch disappeared, the Scarecrow got his brain, the Lion got his courage, and the Tin Man got his heart. The settings and choreography were smart and gorgeous, and the intricate  movements of Napoli wowed the crowd.  

To find out more about how you can get involved in special tours and our entrée and Raising the Barre groups, contact Maggie Griesbeck at And don't forget to like us on facebook too.    

Posted by Joan Biddle at 2:04 PM
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