'Dorothy and the Wizard' are live at the Clyde

"Photo: Some of the cast members of Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz (from left): back row, Jennifer Gemko; middle row, Bridget Scott, Marie Vanderbilt, Hunter Schneider, Evan Elwell; front, Kai Firth.Whidbey Children's Theater's summer drama series continues this weekend with a production of Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, a participation play for the entire family.The play is being staged at the Clyde Theatre on Saturday, July 29 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and July 30 at 2 p.m. All seats are $4. During the performance, cast members involve the audience in the show, and some children will be invited to come on stage as part of the action.Directed by Martha Murphy, the play is based on the familiar L. Frank Baum story of Dorothy and Toto, who are swept away from their farm in Kansas into a world over the rainbow.The production features a cast of 10 actors with Marie Vanderbilt in the lead role of Dorothy. Toto is played by Kai Firth, whose sister Perry plays Glenda. Bridget Scott plays Scarecrow an Tinman is portrayed by Hunter Schneider; Evan Elwell plays the Cowardly Lion and Jennifer Gemko is the Wicked Witch. Multiple roles are aptly played by Ben Blustein, Jonathan Fiumara and Zoe Hill.For more information, contact Murphy at 221-7880."

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