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Wizard of Oz Christmas
November 30 and December 1
The Watertown Players and the Watertown Historical Society invite everyone to join them on a trip down the Yellow Brick Road this holiday season when they present “A Wizard of Oz Christmas” at the Octagon House Museum, 919 Charles St. in Watertown. The show opens Saturday, November 30 and will be repeated on Sunday, December 1. Hours of performance are from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, with a new performance every half hour.
The show, specially written for the Players by local playwright and historian William Jannke (who is also directing the show), tells the story of Dorothy Gale’s return to the marvelous Land of Oz. It is Christmas time and she misses her aunt and uncle, but most of all she misses having a Christmas tree to enjoy. Her friends, the Scarecrow and Tin Man, go on a quest to try to get a Christmas tree for their little friend. While on the hunt, they encounter many obstacles and meet some strange people. Do they find a tree? Come to the show and find out!
The cast has been in rehearsals for many weeks now and are primed and ready to perform. The following actors will appear: Wizard of Oz: Dale Van Holten; Dorothy Gale: Megan Johnson; The Scarecrow: Nathan Lampe; The Tin Man: Blaise Knueppel; The Royal Librarian: Sofia Mattke; Maetta, the Witch of the Woods: Isabelle Eller; Twig, her minion: Caitlin Craig; Glinda, the Good Witch of the South: Gabby Eller.
The show will be presented only one weekend this year, and for this year only the Watertown Historical Society are offering a special admission offer: two children, aged 12 and under, will be admitted free of charge when accompanied by a paying adult. Normal admission prices are $3.00 for children 12 and under, and $7.00 for adults.
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