Follow the yellow brick road down to the Granville Island Stage this November to see the timeless stage adaptation of “The Wizard of Oz.” CTORA Theatre’s talented troupe of actors brings this beloved family-friendly show to the stage with dazzling sets, classic costume pieces, and toe-tapping music for a delightful show. Whether your kids know and love the story or you have first-time theatre-goers in your group, this engaging musical is sure to keep even the younger members of your crew thoroughly enchanted.
Join Dorothy, a young girl from Kansas, as she is whipped into the magical world of Oz following a terrible tornado. In order to make it back home, she must journey along the yellow brick road to meet the great wizard and ask for his help. Along the way, Dorothy encounters characters who, like her, also need to see the wizard to ask for what they desire most. This heartwarming story demonstrates the power of perseverance, friendship, and courage. Dorothy and her band of friends face challenges, such as being pursued by the evil Wicked Witch of the West, but their ability to work together sees them through difficult times.
CTORA Theatre is a nonprofit organization that nurtures emerging local talent and provides job opportunities for theatre professionals across Metro Vancouver. Their productions showcase exceptional acting, thrilling costumes and sets, and top-notch production quality. “The Wizard of Oz” promises to be a “captivating theatrical experience,” says Director Mark Carter. For this production, CTORA Theatre has partnered with a “US company renowned for their expertise in special stage effects.” Audiences will be “transport[ed] over the rainbow and into the heart of Oz” as the magical pieces come together.
So don your ruby red slippers, tap three times, and journey to the whimsical land of Oz. This family-friendly show has both evening and matinee showings. Tickets start at $18, and children under 2 years of age are free. Purchase your tickets here or call the box office at (778) 885-8852 to avoid web processing fees.
CTORA Theatre’s “The Wizard of Oz”
When: November 3-12, 2023
Time: 7pm (November 3-5, 9-11) | 2pm (November 4, 5, 8 & 11) | 1pm & 6pm (November 12)
Location: Granville Island Stage
Address: 1585 Johnston Street, Vancouver