Charles Santore, illustrator of children’s books, dies at 84
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Charles Santore, an illustrator known for his richly detailed and whimsical interpretations of classic children's books has died, his daughter said Friday.
HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) — Families in western Michigan can follow the yellow brick road as a project brings "The Wizard of Oz" to a Holland park.
“The Wizard of Oz” breaks records for the Colorado Ballet
DENVER (AP) — A ballet adaption of "The Wizard of Oz" is something choreographer Septime Webre has dreamed about for a long time.
"In some ways this ballet has been incubating since I was 12-years-old," Webre said.
Webre, who is the artistic director of the Hong Kong Ballet, grew up with the L. Frank Baum novel about the Kansas girl Dorothy and her journey through the whimsical world of Oz.
Reese Witherspoon compares Wrinkle in Time to Wizard of Oz
Reese Witherspoon said 'A Wrinkle in Time' is a mix of 'The Neverending Story' and 'The Wizard of Oz'.
The 41-year-old actress stars as Mrs. Whatsit in the upcoming Disney movie based on the 1962 novel of the same name by Madeleine L'Engle, and Witherspoon believes there is a magical aspect to it just like L. Frank Baum's 1900 children's book which was immortalised on the big screen in the Judy Garland-led 1939 film.
Smash Broadway musical ‘Wicked’ opens at Playhouse Square next week (preview)
Smash Broadway musical 'Wicked' opens at Playhouse Square next week (preview)
Isabella Morrison hopes her stint this summer as Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz" is just a step on the yellow brick road to Broadway.
"So far, so good," she sings, in her favorite song of the musical, which plays through July 30 at Main Street Theater in Houston.
The Friendswood High School sophomore, 15, is the only teenager in the fully professional production, said Shannon Emerick, MST's director of marketing and communications.
"I am being paid $2,500 for 61 performances," Morrison said.
‘The Wizard of Oz’ now onstage at Main Street Theater in midtown
Main Street Theater (MST) is currently presenting "The Wizard of Oz," based on the book by L. Frank Baum.
The play is presented on Saturdays through July 29 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and on Sundays July 16-30. This is a rare opportunity to see the musical based on the book rather than the movie.
Main Street Theater is also offering accommodations performances:
June 24 at 11 a.m. is a Sensory-Friendly performance.
NBC’s decision to commission a “Game of Thrones”-style version of L. Frank Baum’s “The Wizard of Oz” got me thinking about what other children’s classics the network might want to reboot with violence.
How about a “Kill Bill” version of “Anne of Green Gables”? That plucky orphan sure could get into a lot of trouble with a katana. Take that, Gilbert Blythe! Or how about a “Planet of the Apes” take on “Charlotte’s Web” with the arachnid leading a war on the rest of the farm?
Pantochino’s ‘Life & Adventures of Santa Claus’ in Milford
“The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus,” this season’s holiday musical from Pantochino Productions Inc., is at the Center for the Arts in downtown Milford.
Based on the book by L. Frank Baum (“The Wizard of Oz), the new musical depicts Claus’ life, from his humble beginnings in an enchanted forest of mythical beings to his traditional toy deliveries around the world.
Imagine being sandwiched between Beyonce and Adele.
That’s where Todrick Hall found himself when he released “Straight Outta Oz” in June on YouTube. His visual album reached No. 2 on the pop charts after garnering more than 1 million views in its first week.