The Wizard of Oz to Premiere at Belhaven University

Wizard of OzMarch 4, 2022 (Jackson, Miss.) - The whimsical musical “The Wizard of Oz” is coming to Belhaven University, beginning March 31 – April 9 in the Center for the Arts Blackbox Theatre. With a fresh, imaginative approach, Belhaven’s Theatre Department will close its season with this popular musical, based on the classic motion picture.

Directed by Chair and Professor of Theatre Dr. Elissa Sartwell, this faithful adaptation features all the most beloved songs and moments from the 1939 classic film, brought to life onstage.

Young Dorothy Gale is swept away by a tornado from her Kansas farm to the magical land of Oz. There, she encounters a host of whimsical characters: good witches, bad witches, animals that talk, scarecrows that walk, and things magical to behold. To find her way home, she must journey along the Yellow Brick Road to see the mysterious and all-powerful Wizard in Emerald City. To make it home safely, Dorothy must learn an important lesson: there’s no place like home.

Showtimes include:

Thursday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 2 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m
Saturday, April 9 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for general admission are $10 and $5 for students and senior citizens. Admission is free for Belhaven faculty, staff, students and their immediate families. The doors open at 7 p.m. Email or call 601-965-7026 to purchase your tickets today.


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