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Thursday, July 18, 2024

CTORA Theatre goes over the rainbow

CTORA Theatre presents The Wizard of Oz at the Granville Island Stage from November 3-12.

CTORA Theatre goes over the rainbow with The Wizard of Oz, in a stage adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s timeless novel. Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company, this version is a faithful recreation of the songs and iconic moments from the 1939 film.

“What sets us apart is our dedication to bringing the enchanting world of Oz to life in ways that haven’t been seen before on the Vancouver stage,” says director Mark Carter. “We’re thrilled to announce we have engaged a U.S. company renowned for their expertise in special stage effects. With their expertise, we will create a seamless and awe-inspiring spectacle that will transport audiences over the rainbow and into the heart of Oz.”

The Wizard of Oz tells the story of young Dorothy Gale, who is whisked away from her Kansas farm by a tornado and finds herself in the whimsical land of Oz. Along her journey, she encounters a captivating array of characters, including good witches, talking animals, walking scarecrows, and magical wonders. To find her way home, she must follow the Yellow Brick Road to the enigmatic and all-powerful Wizard in Emerald City. As she forges new friendships, Dorothy must also confront perilous challenges, including the relentless pursuit of the Wicked Witch of the West, who covets Dorothy’s magical ruby slippers. Throughout her adventures, Dorothy learns that “there’s no place like home.”

“CTORA’s rendition of The Wizard of Oz promises to be a truly unique and captivating theatrical experience,” adds Carter. “This is a Wizard of Oz like you’ve never seen before.”

CTORA Theatre is a not-for-profit organization providing opportunities for emerging artists to perform in professionally staged productions.

CTORA Theatre presents The Wizard of Oz at the Granville Island Stage (1585 Johnston St., Vancouver) from November 3-12. Visit for tickets and information.

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