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Yellow brick road
May 11 , 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm$23 – $27
The Axelrod Performing Arts Center’s Rising Stars youth performing arts program will celebrate the 80th anniversary of MGM’s “The Wizard of Oz,” with six performances on Sunday, May 5, at 1 and 5 p.m.; Saturday, May 11, at 2 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, May 12, at 1 and 5 p.m.
The production features local rising stars that include Skylar Gothelf as Dorothy Gale; Simon Clissold Manalapan as Scarecrow; Giada Garcia as Tinman; Joseph Grisanzio as Cowardly Lion; Chloe Hreha as Glinda the Good Witch; Alexandra Colaiacovo and Zoe Seitz sharing the roles of Miss Gulch and the Wicked Witch; and Victoria Bahary as the female version of Prof. Marvel & the Wizard of Oz. Toto will be played by a local rescue dog from the Pick Your Paw Animal Rescue in Shrewsbury.
Lisa Goldfarb, Rising Stars Youth Performing Arts director, stages “The Wizard of Oz” with choreography by Wendy Roman and musical direction by Randal Hurst.
Tickets are $27 adults, $23 students, and can be purchased online at axelrodartscenter.com; by phone at 732-531-9106, ext. 14; or in person
at APAC, Deal Park.