The Franklin-Simpson Arts Council will be off to see the Wizard this summer!
The Franklin-Simpson Arts Council is excited to be producing the beloved classic musical
“THE WIZARD OF OZ” this summer under the direction of Jeff Moore and music direction of Elizabeth Little Cook. Auditions will be held on May 22 and 23 from 6:30 to 9:00 at the Goodnight Auditorium in Franklin. The cast includes the main characters of Dorothy, her three traveling companions-the Tin Man, Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion, along with Glenda the Good Witch, the Wicked Witch of the West, and of course the great and powerful Wizard of Oz. But to support these characters, the production requires a hard-working chorus who will portray the roles of Munchkins, crows, apple trees, poppies, Ozians, Winkies, and of course the fearsome flying monkeys. Cast members can range in age from 7 and up.
“The Wizard of Oz is the original American fairytale brought to life by way of a great American art form, musical theatre”, remarked Jeff Moore about the upcoming production. The Wizard of Oz is a story about “A man without a brain, another without a heart, one scaredy cat, a conman, and two women fighting over a pair of shoes”. That is a great recipe for a fun summer theatrical experience” so please join us for a trip down the yellow brick road as a cast or audience member of this classic musical taking the stage of the Goodnight Auditorium in Franklin from July 20-23, 2017. Tickets will go on sale in June and will be available at the Gallery on the Square in downtown Franklin, 270-586-8055 or on-line at www.franklinsimpsonarts.org