The Wizard of Oz - Destination Mansfield – Richland County

The Wizard of Oz

Friday, May 9, 2014

95 E Third St
Mansfield, OH 44902

Presented By: Mansfield Playhouse

The Wizard of Oz
A Youth Theatre Production
Based on the book by L. Frank Baum
Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg
Directed by Doug Wertz

Dorothy's amazing story is beloved by generations. The tin man, the cowardly lion, and the clumsy scarecrow yearning for a brain join her on an amazing journey to the Emerald City. There is danger at every turn as the Wicked Witch of the West tries to get her ruby slippers. The great and powerful Wizard ultimately helps Dorothy realize that "there's no place like home." The whole family will enjoy seeing this classic live on stage.


Sweeney Todd   **Auditions July 1 & 2**
A Musical Thriller
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Book by Hugh Wheeler from an Adaptation by Christopher Bond
Directed by Doug Wertz

The Mansfield Playhouse is proud to announce that its 2014-15 season will kick off with the musical thriller Sweeney Todd.  A corrupt judge sends Benjamin Barker away from London on trumped-up charges.  After a fifteen-year absence he returns to discover that his wife poisoned herself after suffering abuse at the hands of the same judge.  Barker vows revenge and turns into Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.  He teams up with pie maker Mrs. Lovett and they soon have a booming business.  But what is the secret ingredient of those pies?  This haunting story is filled with beautiful songs and plenty of surprises.

Auditions for Sweeney Todd will take place at the Playhouse Tuesday and Wednesday, July 1 and 2, at 7:00 pm.  Those auditioning should prepare a brief song; they will also read excerpts from the script, which will be provided.  Show dates will be September 5, 6, 12, 13 and 14.  For more information click here or call the Playhouse at 419-522-8140 Wednesdays through Fridays between 1:00 and 6:00 pm.

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