SHERBURNE – Jitterbugs, winkies, munchkins, monkeys, a wizard, a good witch, a bad witch, a Lion, a Tin Man and a Scarecrow, a girl from Kansas and Toto, too! Come “Follow the Yellow Brick Road” with Sherburne Music-Theater Society as they present “The Wizard of Oz” Friday and Saturday, Aug. 11 and 12 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 13 at 3 p.m. in the Sherburne-Earlville High School Auditorium.
Everyone will remember the story from the famous 1939 movie starring Judy Garland, Bert Lahr, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Billie Burke and Margaret Hamilton. When a nasty neighbor tries to have her dog, Toto put to sleep, Dorothy (Jenni Larchar) takes Toto to run away. A cyclone appears and carries her to the magical Land of Oz where she meets a whole village of Munchkins and Glinda the Good Witch of the North (Heather Bagnall). Wishing to return to Kansas, Glinda instructs her to “follow the Yellow Brick Road” to the Emerald City where she meet with and gain help from the great Wizard of Oz (Richard Heim). On her way she meets a Scarecrow (Adrian Enscoe) who needs a brain, a Tin Man (Michael Moren) who wants a heart, and a Cowardly Lion (Frank Bianchi) who desperately needs courage. They all hope the Wizard of Oz will help them, before the Wicked Witch of the West (Cindy Neal) catches up with them.