1. The character of Dorothy was a "dead ringer.": not only did she look like the "original," but physically, her voice, the inflections in her voice...everything. That could have been the Dorothy from 1939 and I wouldn't have known the difference.
2. The Lion: "Go ahead....put 'em up!" You know how the lion talks...trying to show a lot of "courage" which he actually lacks.
3. The Munchkins: due to the layout of the Carousel, many times the characters came right out into the audience and due to our central seating location (PERFECT, by the way), we had Munchkins just inches from us. The costumes on the many Munchkins were elaborate and beautiful. So very well done.
4. The set: simply perfect in every way. Colorful, bright, engaging...and it told the story with the characters in unison.
The Wizard of Oz will be playing through November 2nd. If you haven't gone, GO! You will certainly not see it back anytime soon. Shows do not repeat themselves often at The Carousel due to so many shows out there. I should know...I'm still awaiting the return of The Phantom of the Opera....my all-time favorite.
Oh yea, for those of you with little ones..."High School Musical: On Stage" is coming in 2009....OH MY WORD...I don't think I'm going to be able to escape that one...at least not in MY house!
Now to the trails! It's in the mid-40s this morning and clear!
Happy Trails, everyone!