The Wizard of Oz
Sat., May 4, 2019, 7:30 pm | Orpheum
We’re off to see the Wizard! In a world premiere production, American Midwest Ballet’s Erin Alarcón – creator of acclaimed short ballets from the powerful One in Three to the spirited Bricolage – takes us dancing down the Yellow Brick Road in an imaginative new full-length ballet version of The Wizard of Oz.
A lifelong fan of both the classic film and the groundbreaking fantasy novel, Alarcón, uses the magic of ballet to create an unforgettable experience through her interpretation of the beloved Oz story and its iconic characters: Dorothy, the storm-tossed but unflappable heroine; her companions the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion; the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch; and, of course, the Wizard himself.