A stage production of a cherished family story is scheduled to visit the F.M. Kirby Center, the venue announced today.
The curtain will rise on “The Wizard of Oz” at 7:30 p.m. April 13 at the downtown Wilkes-Barre theater, 71 Public Square.
The magical story of Dorothy’s journey from Kansas to Oz and back has become cannon in American popular culture with lines like “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore” and “Lions and tigers and bears! Oh, my!” resonating through generations.
According to a press release from the Kirby Center, the “production of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ is a spectacular celebration of (the) classic 1939 MGM film. It’s a new, refreshed and lavish rendition of the beloved classic. Audiences young and old, seeing it for the first time or the fifth, will be dazzled by the brightly colored sets, charmed by its timeless score and enthralled with its breathtaking special effects.”
Tickets range from $45 to $65 and are on sale now through the Kirby Center box office, online at kirbycenter.org and by phone at 570-826-1100.