Jan. 10-12 & 17-19, 2017, Hirsch Theater, Jerusalem.
Read the interview with our producer/director on the eve of opening night!
“We’re off to see the Wizard — the wonderful Wizard of
Oz!” The beloved story by L. Frank Baum comes to the stage
with all the favorite characters: Dorothy, the Scarecrow,
the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion, Toto, and of course the
Wizard himself, in this brilliant adaptation of America’s
first “fairy tale.”
When a cyclone whirls Dorothy and her dog Toto from their
farm in Kansas to an enchanted land inhabited by Munchkins,
Flying Monkeys, Emerald Citizens, and yes, Wicked Witches,
too, a whole new world is discovered somewhere over the
rainbow. In order to return home, Dorothy and the friends
that she meets in Oz have to perform extraordinary feats of
valor, kindness and wisdom, as well as the abiding message
that “There’s no place like home.”
Produced by Encore! Educational Theatre Company in its
tenth season, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” unites veteran
performers Miri Fraenkel (Dorothy), Sraya Goldstein
(Scarecrow), Yakir Abelow (Tinman), Dvir Schler (Cowardly
Lion), Lauren Flaherty (Glinda), and Lucy Roth (sharing the
role of the Wicked Witch of the West with Yael Valier) with
newcomer Itzhak Becker (Prof. Marvel/Wizard) and a cast of
assorted Ozians of all ages.
The extravaganza for the entire family is under the
direction of Robert Binder, with musical direction by Paul
Salter, choreography by Avichai Barlinski and Judy Brown-
Davis, and sets designed by Roxane Goodkin-Levy. This is
the creative team that has presented such recent revivals
as “Annie Get Your Gun,” “Guys and Dolls,” “Aladdin” and
many others to enthusiastic acclaim,
Performances are scheduled for the Hirsch Theatre, Beit
Shmuel, 6 Shamma Street, Jerusalem on 10, 11, 12, 17, 18,
19 January 2017, with matinees at 5:00 p.m. on 12 and 18
January. Tickets available online at http://www.encore-etc.com/order-tickets/ or
call (054) 578-9006. An early bird discount is being
offered until 9 December 2016.
Follow the yellow brick road to this outstanding production
of a classic that will delight young and old!