Wizardry in the Magic City

MSU Summer Theatre to presents classic ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Submitted Photo Chanda Parkinson, left, portrays “Glinda” while Maren Livingston plays “Dorothy” in the Minot State Summer Theatre production of the “Wizard of Oz,” starting Tuesday and playing through July 3 at the MSU Amphitheater.

Charming characters matched with musical classics are coming to the Minot State University Amphitheater Tuesday through July 3, as Minot Summer Theatre presents “The Wizard of Oz.”

During this heartwarming masterpiece, theatergoers can experience a delightful tale of courage, wit, friendship and compassion.

“Wizard of Oz” director Michelle Spencer Davidson expressed great excitement to introduce audiences to the famous story.

“The last time the Wizard of Oz was played on the MSU Summer Theatre stage was in 1993, and I think it’s exciting that the person who played ‘Dorothy’ then, is now playing ‘Glinda,'” Spencer Davidson said.

Munchkins and flying monkeys will grace the MSU Amphitheater stage before audiences hear the timeless song, “Somewhere over the rainbow.”

“The Wizard Of Oz” is about family,” Spencer Davidson said. “‘Dorothy’ is learning about the importance of family, the importance of being with the people she loves and who loves her. When she says she wants to go home, she’s not talking about the farm, she’s talking about wanting to be with her family.”

To enjoy this family favorite, the box office opens at 7:30 p.m. while showtime starts at 8:30 p.m.

Tickets costs $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for youths 18 and under.

MSU faculty, staff and summer students with a current MSU ID can attend for $10.

To make reservations, call 858-3228.