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Monday, October 22, 2018

Two River Theater’s 'Journey to Oz: A Wizard of Oz Story' November 23-25


RED BANK, NJ — Characters from one of the most beloved movies ever made –and the series of books that inspired that movie—will come to the stage in Two River Theater’s production of Journey to Oz: A Wizard of Oz Story, running November 23-25. This family-friendly show will unfold in the Rechnitz Theater as a giant library that transports audiences to Kansas, Munchkin Land, Emerald City and other magical locations inspired by L. Frank Baum’s life and series of Oz books. 

Recommended for everyone ages 4 and up, the hour-long production features opportunities for audience members to join the company of professional actors. Participation is voluntary, but interested young people will take turns in roles ranging from Munchkins to flying monkeys to Dorothy herself. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased from tworivertheater.org or 732.345.1400.

Journey to Oz: A Wizard of Oz Story will be performed over Thanksgiving weekend as a family-friendly experience for the young and the young-at-heart to enjoy together. Performances are as follows:

Friday, November 23 at 1pm and 7pm
Saturday, November 24 at 11am, 3pm and 7pm  
Sunday, November 25 at 10am (relaxed performance), 1pm and 4pm  

On Sunday, November 25 at 10am, Two River will offer a relaxed performance that supports young people on the autism spectrum and welcomes them to the theater. The house lights will be kept on during the performance and patrons will be free to talk, move around, or leave their seats. Electronic devices used for therapeutic purposes, including iPads, will be allowed in the theater and Two River staff and volunteers with autism training will be on-site to provide assistance as needed.

Journey to Oz is co-produced by New Jersey’s Experiential Theater Company and Children’s Theatre of Charlotte. The production is written and directed by Christopher Parks, with music composition and sound design by Josh Totora.

In advance of Journey to Oz: A Wizard of Oz Story, Two River will present a free film screening of The Wizard of Oz, the beloved 1939 film starring Judy Garland as Dorothy, a farm girl from Kansas who journeys over the rainbow and to the Land of Oz. The screening will be Saturday, October 27 at 7pm in the Rechnitz Theater, in partnership with Monmouth Film Festival.




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