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Frostburg State University Theatre to Stage "The Wizard of Oz"
09/24/2001

Frostburg State University Theatre will open its season with the beloved classic, "The Wizard of Oz," on Friday, Oct. 5, at 8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center's Drama Theatre. Additional evening performances are set for October 6, 11, 12 and 13 at 8 p.m. Two Saturday matinees have been scheduled at 2 p.m. on October 6 and 13.

Join Dorothy as she discovers the merry old land of Oz with her friends - the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion - and tries to get back home to Kansas. Along the way, she receives help from Glinda, the Good Witch and the mysterious Wizard in her battle with the Wicked Witch of the West.

Originally adapted from the hit MGM movie for the Royal Shakespeare Company, this stage version includes the movie hits, "Follow the Yellow Brick Road," "We're Off to See The Wizard," "Ding, Dong, the Witch is Dead" and the haunting "Over the Rainbow," to name just a few. Flying monkeys, elaborate sets and colorful costumes, accompanied by music from an enlarged pit orchestra, will combine in this stage extravaganza to create the magical land of Oz. Linda McCulloch, FSU professor of theatre, will direct the show.

Information about and reservations for all University Theatre productions can be obtained by calling (301) 687-4145 between 1 and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Season Discount Cards are available for all theatre performances. Tickets for "The Wizard of Oz" are $10 for the general public and $3 for students.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589
E-mail: news@frostburg.edu