Double the fun: Wizard of Oz & The Wiz coming to Wellesley

Megan Worrall (left, The Wiz) and Nicole Baldwin (The Wizard of Oz) try on their Scarecrow costumes.

Megan Worrall (left, The Wiz) and Nicole Baldwin (The Wizard of Oz) try on their Scarecrow costumes.

The nonprofit Wellesley Theatre Project will present the musicals, The Wizard of Oz, The Young Performers’ Edition and The Wiz Thursday, May 8, Friday, May 9, Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May 11.  All performances will take place at The Sorenson Center for the Arts, 231 Forest St., Babson College, Wellesley. Tickets are priced $12 for adults and $6 for students and seniors, and may be purchased online at www.wellesleytheatreproject.org in advance, or at the door for $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.

Based on L. Frank Baum’s classic book and the 1939 film of the same name, The Wizard of Oz, The Young Performers’ Edition features songs such as “Over the Rainbow”, “If I Only Had A Brain” and “Merry Old Land Of Oz”. This show is presented by the Elementary Production Class on May 8 at 5pm, May 9 at 5pm, May 10 at 2pm and May 11 at 2pm.
Separately, The Wiz is the 1974 musical version of Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.  The Wiz is presented by the 6th-12th grade Production Class and performances are May 8 at 8pm, May 9 at 8pm, May 10 at 7pm, and May 11 at 5pm.
Wellesley Theatre Project registration for summer camps is open,and production camps include: Disney’s Jungle Book, Kids (Grades 2-8), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr. (Grades 2-12), and Pippin, the Musical (Grades 8-12).
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