On February 16th Dorothy will land in Calgary as the new Wizard of Oz tour opens at The Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. This new production originated in the UK before coming to Toronto – where the CBC had a televised show titled “Over the Rainbow” to scout the country and find their ‘Dorothy’. The production went on to have a successful sit-down run in Toronto with an all-Canadian cast before embarking on a US and Canadian tour.
I was fortunate enough to be able to cover the show in Toronto from it’s infancy, attending tapings of Over the Rainbow, rehearsals for the production and reviewing the show on opening night at The Ed Mirvish Theatre. The one consistent thing throughout my experience was the magic and joy this show brought to children – little girl’s across the country tuned in to watch the Dorothy search, all wishing to one day grow up and don some ruby slippers of their own.
The beauty of this new production is that it takes the classic story and songs that we all know, and adds in gorgeous production values and new music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.
I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to give away a family four pack to the opening night on February 16th, 2016 in Calgary. This is a fantastic opportunity to allow a lucky family to experience the joy of live theatre.
All you have to do to enter is follow me on twitter @broadwaybabyto and tell me what you would wish for if you met the Wizard! Get creative, be fearless and dream big!
The winner will be randomly selected and on Thursday, Feb 11th. All tweets must be submitted before 9pm MST on Wed, Feb 10th. Alternatively if you do not have twitter you can comment on this blog post with your wish to be entered into the contest.
When and Where?
The Wizard of Oz
The Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Feb 16th – 21st
Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, by phone at 1-855-985-5000 or online at ticketmaster.ca