For 3 weeks in the summer, more than 30 TCjr participants, age 9-14, work with professional directors, choreographers, designers, technicians and performers experiencing and creating musical theatre. In addition to these professionals, college students studying the performing arts, along with exceptional high school students, will work alongside these young people, sharing their knowledge and experience, rehearsing and performing a professional-level summer stock production to be presented on the Theatre Charlotte stage. Recent TCjr presentations of Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr and Peter Pan Jr, and Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka Jr were smash hits! This year's production will be The Wizard of Oz.
Wizard Of OzYoung Performers Edition
By L. Frank Baum
Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg
Directed by Jamey Varnadore
July 8-12, 2015
A one-hour adaptation of the classic story, based on the MGM motion picture and featuring "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," "Follow the Yellow Brick Road," "We're Off to See the Wizard," "If I Only Had a Brain," "If I Were King of the Forest," and more. Like so many girls her age, little Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy's imagination, encountering Munchkins, witches good and evil, Jitterbugs and flying monkeys.
Anna Frances Alvarez
Mary Liza McDonald