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CYT Vermilion to present "The Wizard of Oz" this weekend

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CYT Vermilion will present its young performer's edition of the Broadway Musical, "The Wizard of Oz." The show begins on Saturday, October 21 and runs through Sunday, October 22 at Abbeville High School.

The cast, made up of talented students ages 8 to 16 from around Acadiana, will hold three performances over the weekend:

  • Saturday, Oct 21st @ 3:00pm 
  • Saturday, Oct 21st @ 6:00pm
  • Sunday, Oct 22nd @ 3:00pm

Tickets for the shows can be purchased in advance online at www.cytlafayette.org for $10. Tickets are also available at the door for $12.

For more information on this performance and upcoming CYT performances visit the CYT website or call (337) 258-2349.

Summary:

Dorothy Gale, a young girl living on a Kansas farm with her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry, dreams of escaping her mundane life ("Over The Rainbow"). The family's mean neighbor, Miss Gulch, threatens to impound Dorothy's cherished dog, Toto, so Dorothy and Toto run away. They meet up with kindly Professor Marvel, who subtly convinces Dorothy to return home. Suddenly a cyclone hits, and Dorothy and Toto, seeking shelter in the house, are transported to the Land of Oz.
 
In Oz, Dorothy is greeted by Glinda, the Good Witch of the North. Apparently, Dorothy's house has landed upon - and fatally stricken - the Wicked Witch of the East. The Munchkins, now freed from the Wicked Witch of the East, celebrate and hail Dorothy as their new heroine ("Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead/Munchkin Musical Sequence"). The celebration is interrupted as the Wicked Witch of the West suddenly appears, seeking vengeance. Unable to reclaim her sister's shoes, which are now on Dorothy's feet, the Witch vows to return and quickly vanishes. Dorothy, seeking a way back home to Kansas, sets off to see the Wizard of Oz ("Follow the Yellow Brick Road"). 

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