L. Frank Baum's story and MGM's classical movie musical brought to life on stage!  Dorothy Gale dreams of life beyond the dry plains of Dust Bowl Era Kansas.  Longing for adventure, she sets out on a journey that changes her outlook on life and her Auntie Em and Uncle Henry.  After being hit in the head during a tornado, Dorothy wakes up in Munchkinland to find that her house has landed on a wicked witch! She is greeted by the joyful Munchkins, declared their national hero and is sent to Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City.  Along the way she meets three friends, Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion, who remind her of three farmhands from back home.  Together, they brave many challenges, including the Wicked Witch of the West! Join us as we follow Dorothy and her friends on their journey.  A classic score that includes Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Follow the Yellow Brick Road, Ding Dong the Witch is Dead and If I Only Had a Brain will put a smile on your face and leave your toes tapping!

SHOW TICKET PRICES:

Online reserved tickets:  $10 adults, $5 students

Tickets at the door:  $15 adults and $10 students. 

CHARACTER DINNER on Friday, APRIL 6 - ALL TICKETS $10 

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Dearly Departed

David Bottrel

Jessie Jones

In the backwoods of the Bible Belt, the beleaguered Turpin family proves that living and dying in the South are seldom tidy and always hilarious. Despite their earnest efforts to pull themselves together for their father's funeral, the Turpin's other problems keep overshadowing the solemn occasion.Firstborn Ray-Bud drinks himself silly as the funeral bills mount; Junior, the younger son, is juggling financial ruin, a pack of no-neck monster kids, and a wife who suspects him of infidelity; their spinster sister, Delightful, copes with death as she does life, by devouring junk food; and all the neighbors add more than two cents. As the situation becomes fraught with mishap, Ray-Bud says to his long-suffering wife, "When I die, don't tell nobody. Just bury me in the backyard and tell everybody I left you." Amidst the chaos, the Turpins turn for comfort to their friends and neighbors, an eccentric community of misfits who just manage to pull together and help each other through their hours of need, and finally, the funeral.

Produced in special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. 

October 20-22, 2017
Thurber Fine Arts Center
4915 Garth Road
Huntsville, AL 35802