LOGAN, W.Va. — During heavy rains which dumped more than inch of precipitation on the City of Logan in around an hour, the Coalfield Jamboree and Southern Coalition for the ARTS experienced water damage causing the cancellation of the group’s first performance of “The Wizard of Oz.”
The wild weather reportedly caused water to enter the Coalfield Jamboree through a rear door and through an access panel on the roof.
While the ARTS should have been placing the final touches on the show during its final dress rehearsal, they were instead scrambling to dry soaked costumes and take care of damages to the set.
The ARTS ended up allowing an audience in for a preview of the show Friday evening, and the Yellow Brick Road Children’s Street Fair allowed children to revel in the magic of Oz before the Saturday matinee.
There are still several chances to catch Southern Coalition for the ARTS’ presentation of “The Wizard of Oz” on July 31 and August 4,5,6 and 7 at the historic C0alfield Jamboree theater in downtown Logan.
Matinees on July 31 and August 7 will begin at 3 p.m., and all other show times will begin at 7 p.m.
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.
Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 or by email at [email protected]