Rosebud Theatre is taking patrons on a romp through a fantasy world and reminding them there is no place like home in their production of The ‘Wizard of Oz.’
The unique Americana musical fairy tale continues its run on the Rosebud Opera Stage for the summer. Familiar faces to Rosebud fans include Cassia Schramm as Dorothy, Dave Snider as the Tin Man and Mike Thiessen as the Great and Powerful Oz.
The story is a classic that audiences far and wide are familiar with, from possibly one of the most successful films ever. It plays to Rosebud Theatre’s strengths of big casts, stage efficiency, and of course, music.
Shauna Murphy and Rachel Peacock provide the music for the familiar songs that get young and old tapping their toes and humming along and the entire cast brings a strong voice to the show.
Familiarity does not take away from the energy and zeal that the cast put into the production. The company does a fine job of balancing between keeping true to the classic and familiar and putting their own signature on the play. They do this masterfully, allowing purists go home satisfied with the production, but at the same time provide those special wow moments that only Rosebud Theatre can do.
The ‘Wizard Of Oz’ runs until September 5, and is truly fun for the whole family. Children and adults alike can enjoy the mastery of the language, and music, and get lost in the fairly tale on stage, which is just what is intended.