LOGAN, W.Va. — “The Wizard of Oz” is set to open at the Coalfield Jamboree Theater at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 29.
Southern Coalition for the ARTS will present the beloved children’s classic July 29, 30 and 31 and August 4,5,6 and 7.
Matinees on July 30, 31 and August 7 will begin at 3 p.m., and all other showtimes will begin at 7 p.m.
“We are thrilled to invite everyone to come and be swept away to the wonderful and mysterious land of Oz,” noted Leah Clay, with the ARTS.
Rachel Noe Maynard, with the ARTS explained, “Through the support of the city, we have been able to get professional quality soundtracks and costumes. Our fantastic children and actors are working hard to bring “The Wizard of Oz” to life at the Coalfield Jamboree this summer.”
The ARTS has also launched fundraisers like a murder mystery dinner theater and purse bingo to help fund the show.
As a part of the opening weekend celebrations for “The Wizard of Oz” the ARTS plans to host the Yellow Brick Road Children’s Street Fair at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 30.
The event will take place along Main Street in Logan in front of the Coalfield Jamboree Theater.
For a single fee, children will have access to all of the carnival games on offer, and cast members in full Oz regalia will be on hand to ensure a magical experience for all.
The Saturday matinee of “The Wizard of Oz” will follow the street fair.
The cast of “The Wizard of Oz” is as follows:
Dorothy will be played by Faith Bell. Bob Fields will play the Tin Man. The role of the Cowardly Lion will be played be Michael Gore. Adam Terry will be portray the Scarecrow. The Wicked Witch will be played Rachel Noe-Maynard. Kayla Marcum will be Glenda and the Wizard of Oz will be portrayed by Justin McCloud.
Tickets can be purchased in advance by visting facebook.com/theartswv or by calling 304-785-0547.
Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]