The Wiz and The Wiz Jr. at Dr. Phillips Center

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will host showings of two popular spinoffs of the classic Wizard of Oz movie this weekend.

The Wiz and The Wiz Jr. will be performed at the center (445 S. Magnolia Avenue) on Saturday, July 15 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively.

The plays will tell the story of Dorothy‚Äôs adventures in the Land of Oz and will feature a mixture of dancing, blues, gospel, and soul music. Dorothy, a restless Kansas girl scared to see the world, is transported by a tornado to a magical world of munchkins, witches, and a yellow brick road. On her way to the Emerald City to meet the infamous Wiz, who she believes can help her get back home to Kansas, she encounters the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion. Her friends ultimately help her battle the Wicked Witch of the West and eventually learn that there is “no place like home.”

For more information, visit The Wiz and The Wiz Jr. event webpage through the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts website.

Most Popular

Suspect who showed penis to middle schooler wanted for attempted kidnapping

Law enforcement authorities are asking the public for help to locate a Sanford man who is accused of exposing his penis to a group of middle school students before trying to kidnap one of them.

24-year-old last seen near UCF still missing after nearly 2 years

The family of a 24-year-old man who has been missing for nearly two years is still asking the public for any information that may help them find him.

Pedestrian killed crossing Colonial Drive in sixth similar incident in 6 months

A 31-year-old woman was killed while she was crossing Colonial Drive on Friday night, joining at least five other pedestrians who have been killed in similar manners in the past six months.

Man who faked citizenship for driver’s license facing seven years in prison

A man from Colombia is facing up to seven years in prison for admitting that he tried to obtain a United States driver's license using a stolen identity.

Orlando man killed after firing shot at police in backyard

An Orlando man who was reportedly discharging a gun in his backyard was killed after he fired a shot at police who were attempting to negotiate his surrender.

Woman accused of groping, sexually assaulting 13-year-old with whom she lived

A 28-year-old woman was arrested this week after she was accused of sexually battering a 13-year-old girl with whom she lived.
clear sky
74.8 ° F
76.1 °
72.9 °
95 %
0 %
93 °
86 °
87 °
84 °
74 °