For two Oz-some weekends, all seats are free! 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 (Molly Gilman) 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 (Adya Mohanty), join forces with a Vagabond Princess (Lauren Holiday) who is revolting (although she doesn’t look it), meet a Shaggy Man (Aaron Burns/Graham Silbert), a Wogglebug (Casey Maher), a Rainbow Maiden (Megan Combes), and a Blue Meanie (Mary Ann Pianka), face such looming monsters as war, drought and mortgages, and learn a great deal about the world around them, and even a little bit about themselves.

Photo opps with the actors after the show, and every child receives a free Theatre Games Activity Booklet with fun acting games to play at a party, on a rainy day, or with family and friends. The Playhouse is offering free tickets August 15-16 & 22-23 for this delightful Family Theatre Musical for Kids 2 to 102 as part of its annual All Join In Free Festival Of Theatre. Dorothy currently plays Saturdays at 2 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. through September 27. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12.50 for kids 12 and under. Reservations are a must. Last year’s Free Festival was completely sold out the same day it was announced. The All Join In Free Festival Of Theatre is sponsored in part by the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Commission, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, US Bank, Model Language Studio, the Cotkin Family and Playhouse PALS.

Santa Monica Playhouse is located at 1211 4th Street, one block east of the Third Street Promenade.

All seats are free Aug 22-23, 29-30 – reservations are necessary.

For reservations, call (310) 394-9779 ext 1 or visit


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