Wizard of Oz Plays in Ilfeld Auditorium March 15
New Mexico Highlands University presents an American Family Theater production of The Wizard of Oz March 15 at 6:30 p.m. the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave.
American Family Theater, based in Philadelphia, is the premier national producer of musicals for families and young audiences. Formed in 1970, the award-winning theater group tours throughout the U.S. and internationally.
The theater group’s full-scale original musical of The Wizard of Oz retells the timeless story of Dorothy, a Kansas farm girl who flees a tornado and takes a magical dream journey to the Land of Oz to meet with the wizard.
Along the way, Dorothy befriends the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion, who join her on the Yellow Brick Road. Her brave dog, Toto, is her constant companion.
Obstacles include the Wicked Witch of the West with her army of flying monkeys. Helps comes from Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, and the wizard.
The 1939 film The Wizard of Oz starring Judy Garland as Dorothy is one of the most famous movies ever made, with the Library of Congress naming it the most-watched film in history. It is based on the children’s novel by L. Frank Baum.
Tickets for the Wizard of Oz at Ilfeld are $8 for general admission. Tickets are $5 for children 10 and younger and Highlands University students with ID.
Advance tickets are on sale at the Highlands University’s radio station, KEDP 91.1 FM, 901 University Ave., Studio 103. Or call 505-454-3238.