The Wizard of Oz- The Ordway
I love going to The Ordway during the holiday season. There is just something about Rice Park covered in snow and the lights shining in all the trees that gets me into the holiday spirit.
Plus, the show that they choose is always a fantastic family show. This year was no different, they choose The Wizard of Oz starring Danielle Wade who won a Canadian reality show contest for the role of Dorothy.
Her performance was outstanding. What made this version of The Wizard of Oz entertaining was the voices of the cast members, they could really belt a tune. Plus, the video that was embedded in the performance.
The video technology made the tornado scene very real. You may want to have a conversation about this with your children before you go to the show because otherwise it may scare them. Although, it did not really seem to upset any of the children who were sitting by me.
I think the show would be a great family outing. It is important to expose children to the theater early so they learn to love it for the rest of their lives. The Wizard of Oz runs until December 29th.
because there is no place like home.
Disclosure: I am an Ordway Blogger and received free tickets to the show. All opinions are my own. I choose to be an Ordway blogger because I believe theater is very important and I love that we have such a wonderful theater community here in the Twin Cities.
Awwwww, I love your disclosure 🙂
Thanks! I don’t really do any paid gigs or make any money off of my blog. It’s purpose it to help out the little guy and promote things that I think are important. Like going to theater/music/art events.
I was really lucky that my family made it a priority to take me to see shows when I was young. So, I try and pass it on to others.
Also, I try any help out non-profits and businesses that I think are doing “good”. They should be recognized. Even if it is just from a little person like me. 🙂
ahhhh the life of a blogger.
I definitely know what you mean when you say you grew up going to the theater! I did too! Growing up in Russia we all were raised loving and appreciating music, ballet, theater!
I need to figure out a time that I can go to this! My mom and her side of the family did a great job of taking my brother and I to the theater as kids, it would be fun to treat them to this show!
I think that is a great idea!
i’ve been wanting to check out the ordway- looks like a gorgeous venue 🙂
It is the best during the wintertime. During the Winter Carnival they even have events in the park outside complete with ice sculptures.