Wednesday, July 9, 2014

“The Wiz” Musical in Bigfork at the Edge Center

“The Wiz” musical will be at the Edge Center in Bigfork July 18th through 20th. This modern take of  The Wizard of Oz story brings 1970s music alive and bright. Produced by The Stages Company from Hopkins, it is one of the annual young people musicals they bring to Bigfork. It opened in Hopkins last Friday for a 42 performance run. So why not “Ease on Down the Road” to Bigfork and see why it won seven Tony Awards back in the 70s? Pictures being worth a 1000 words, read the rest of this to see a bunch from the performance. Maybe even tempt you enough to visit the Edge in Bigfork? Friday and Saturday 7PM. Sunday 2PM. $10 adults $5 for children.

Artistic Director Sandy Boren-Barrett says, “We at Stages have been wanting to do a production of The Wiz for awhile…It is all of the things that you love about the original Dorothy story, but it’s in a more urban and modern setting…I think that the tornado is really beautifully done in this in that it's a ballet.”

Some of the actors comments. Andrew Moy of Plymouth who plays the Cowardly Lion says, “It's a very fun journey that they all go through, there's a lot of obstacles in the way, but its overall a fun journey for them,” Isabella Huerta who plays Dorothy says, “The songs are great and the dances are great, the acting is great…In the end she really learns about how important her family is to her and how she wants to be back home so badly.” Quotes from:

All photos by Bruce Challgren.

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