One of America’s best-loved stories.
Now a dazzling ballet.
We’re never very far from The Wizard of Oz. Its phrases resonate in our everyday language: the Wicked Witch of the West, the yellow brick road, cowardly lion, over the rainbow, ruby slippers, not in Kansas any more, lions and tigers and bear oh my!
When you see the Kentucky Ballet Theatre production of The Wizard of Oz, you will wonder why it has never been done as ballet before. The scarecrow is all the more fun, the witch is all the more terrifying, and Dorothy is all the more endearing when they speak in the language of dance.
Not a single treasured detail is missing. Sparks fly from the ruby slippers. The Wicked Witch summons moving images in her magic ball. A tornado spins Dorothy’s house into the sky. Toto (yes, we use a real dog) is adorably clever. And Munchkins? We’ve got ’em!
See why the Lexington Herald-Leader declared, “This show will be a warm-hearted welcome to the wonderful whiz of ballet.” And why readers of Ace Magazine voted The Wizard of Oz best local theatre production of the 2004–2005 season.
We’re off to see The Wizard!