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The Wizard of Oz, by
Perfect show!
Sunday, July 1, 2007
5.0
I saw this show twice actually. I saw it last weekend with my friends and decided to bring my niece to see it since I knew she would love it! I cannot believe the difference a week makes. It was good last week but this week was even better.

The cast was so amazing this week that I had to come here and comment. There was so much more energy this week than the last time I saw it. I am not sure what made the difference considering it was the same cast. The only thing cast wise that was different was the Dorothy. The girl that was in it this week was much more believable in her acting and is really an amazing singer. Don't get me wrong, the other Dorothy was very very good as well. Nothing wrong at all with her performance just seemed that maybe the one this week had more experience and her voice was a bit stronger. Cute girls though and both very entertaining.

I loved the lion. He is really funny. I love the over-the-top cowardly act he has on stage. He gets lots of laughs! My niece loved him the most. I loved his singing. Not that he has a strong singing voice, but for the character he plays it was perfect. It made him more believable. He was great!

I also thought that the tin man was so talented. As many others said, the part where Dorothy meets him and he does his dance number is really a high point of the show. His singing voice was very nice as well.

The scarecrow was very good too. (I guess everyone is good in this show, but I don't want to leave anyone out). He does come across like the "real deal". Again, another good voice.

The witch was very good as well. There were a few times where I did not understand the words she said but over all she was excellent as well.

The munchkins were so cute! I loved the bright colors of their scene. Nothing was more colorful than the children themselves. They were truly precious and did a great job. I never understand how they can get a group of young children to take direction so well. I have to say these kids did very well.

The rest of the ensemble had many roles throughout from stumps to trees, you name it. As a previous poster stated, many costume changes. WOW! They had alot to do. They too were very entertaining.

I was pleasantly surprised by this show being in a community theatre. If you have not seen it yet, you should. I may even go again. I really loved it! I have family coming from out of town next weekend and if we don't have some type of activity planned before then, I may just bring them out to see The Wizard of Oz.

The cast seemed very nice. They were all outside after each show for pictures. Dorothy was very sweet to every child that came her way.

Kudos to the Blackwell Playhouse. I have not lived in the area for very long and I am glad to have a place to go and see performances like this. This show was the first I have seen at Blackwell Playhouse and the only theatre I have seen a show in other than the Fox. I did not expect so much from a community theatre.

I wanted to add to the person that posted last that you must have a wonderful group if it is true that so many are working together to make everything happen. Guessing that is why they really call it "community theatre".

Sorry so long...just had alot to say!

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