The Wizard of Oz

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When people hear the name of L. Frank Baum, they probably associate the author with Judy Garland’s fresh-faced farm girl Dorothy from the 1939 film adaptation of his classic The Wizard of Oz. However, there’s more than one way to hop down that Yellow Brick Road. Oklahoma City Ballet brings back its popular rendition of Baum’s tale of twisters, witches and munchkins at the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall, April 20-22. Indeed, the ballet has never been so accessible as with this piece choreographed in 2009 to an original score by Kermit Poling. Lavish sets, surprising stage effects and one cute dog make this gem something to look forward to and the perfect cap on the ballet’s 40th anniversary season. www.okcballet.com

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