Friday, July 29, 2011
Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre in Arlington, The Wizard of Oz will be presented by Act III on July 22-31
Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre in Arlington, where The Wizard of Oz will be presented by Act III on July 22-31.
Founded in 1987, Act III, a division of Encore Stage & Studio, is thrilled to present L. Frank Baum’s classic tale, with music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Yarburg. Children of all ages will be delighted by such familiar songs as “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “We’re Off to See the Wizard,” and “If I Only Had a Brain.”
We are especially excited to announce that Lee Mikeska Gardner is directing this production. Ms. Gardner is a veteran of Washington area theatre; her numerous credits include appearances at the Olney Theatre Center, Round House Theatre, and Arena Stage. She received a Helen Hayes award for her work in the Charter Theatre’s A House in the Country. In addition, Ms. Gardner is the founder of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre School.
Founded in 1967, as the Children’s Theatre of Arlington,
Encore Stage & Studio's mission is to build a lifelong appreciation for live theater by involving young people in all aspects of theater arts --onstage, backstage, in the classroom, and in the audience.
Encore strives to educate and entertain by offering five productions each season that are by and for young people, and through enriching classes and workshops with qualified, enthusiastic teaching artists. Participating in live theatre builds problem-solving skills, teamwork, creativity, literacy, and self-confidence. We are cultivating the next generation of active and engaged art lovers.
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The Music Momma