The Wickedly Wacky Family Musical The Wizard of Oz opened last week at The Elgin Theatre, and was a real trip down a very different yellow brick road. In the famous film Dorothy utters "Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore" and that line rings even truer in this fun and flashy production that takes young Dorothy on a journey from Toronto to Oz, Australia.
The Wizard of Oz marks the 16th year that Ross Petty Productions has put on their holiday panto, and they've really pulled out all the stops for this show. With an all-star cast led by Rock of Ages alums Elicia MacKenzie as Dorothy and Yvan Pednault as The Tin Man, the show has all the elements you love from the Wizard of Oz mixed in with clever (and relevant) satirical humour, wonderful choreography and of course, a wickedly wacky villain. Ross Petty takes the reins as The Wicked Witch of the West, and delights in tormenting the young Dorothy as she attempts to find her way back to the land of Mayor Rob Ford, the TTC and free health care.
BWW was thrilled to be on hand for opening night to capture pictures of all the whimsy and magic. The show plays the Elgin Theatre until January 6th, 2012.
When and Where?
Ross Petty Productions presents:
The Wizard of Oz: The Wickedly Wacky Family Musical
The Elgin Theatre
Nov 24th - Jan 6th, 2012
Most evening performances begin at 7PM and matinees are at 2PM
Tickets range from $27 to $85 and can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.ca or by phone at 1-855-599-9090 or in person at the Elgin Theatre Box Office.
The Wizard of Oz is presented by Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse
All Photos by Racheal McCaig Photography