“It’s a hoot! A return trip to the Emerald City in the Santa Monica Playhouse’s imaginative, colorful musical” LA TIMES. It’s the joyous Rudie-DeCarlo musical comedy, a hilarious and heart-warming internationally acclaimed reworking of the beloved story, filled with music and dance, fun special effects, laughter and love, proving once again that there’s no place like home. Follow Dorothy (Tiffany Joy Williams) and her companions along the windy road to that mystical place where dreams really do come true and nothing is as it seems, as they do battle with the vain but glorious Queen Coo-ee-oh (Rachel Galper), join forces with a Vagabond Princess (Jennifer Saltiel) who is revolting (although she doesn’t look it), meet a Patchwork Girl (Betsy Albert) and a Rainbow Maiden (Juliet Ladines), face such looming monsters as war, drought and mortgages, and learn a great deal about the world, and even a little bit about themselves. Guest appearances by Auntie Em and Ozma, Princess of Oz! “Delightful, different, and entertaining…great for children and adults of all ages.” THE ENTERTAINER. Sparkling costumes by award-winning designer Ashley Hayes, magical FX by The Attic Room, lilting musical numbers, and the heartfelt discoveries about family and home that develop along the road to OZ all bring the adventure to its deservedly happily-ever-after. Birthday and Tea Parties, hosted by a fairy tale character from the play, are available in conjunction with every performance.
Saturdays at 3pm, Sundays at 12:30, EXTENDED! October 6 through November 18