Zilker Theater Productions are heading over the rainbow with The Wizard of Oz! Lions and tigers and flying monkeys in outdoor theater, oh my! The Wizard of Oz is one of the most ambitious shows ever mounted on the Zilker Hillside Theater. The musical, based on the book by L. Frank Baum, has enchanted readers, theatre, and movie-goers alike for more than a century. ZTP is confident that the rainbows, twisters, and yellow brick road will thrill and amaze 45,000 Hillside audience members of all ages during the six-week run. “We can’t imagine a more magical show on The Hillside! While producing The Wizard of Oz outdoors is quite an undertaking, we couldn’t be more excited to combine the beautyof the Zilker Hillside with the incredible spectacles of Oz” says ZTP’s Executive Director, Kate Hix. Each Year ZTP strives to think of new ways to engage the audience and their community and this year will be no exception. Every Saturday at 7:00 pm, members of the cast of TheWizard of Oz will be onstage to invite children of all ages to come on stage for Munchkin Madness. Participants will meet cast members, learn a dance from the show, and wave to family and friends in the audience. As always, these performances are fun, outdoors, family-friendly, and are offered at no cost to the public. As a nonprofit, the Zilker Summer Musical does encourage donations and is in the midst of a $15,000 fundraising campaign. Food, drinks and chair rentals are available at the Wells Fargo Hillside Market. The Wizard of Oz runs July 7 – August 12, 2017. Show time is Thursday – Sunday evenings at 8:15 pm. The show is free, but come as early as 6 pm to get good seats! Come early, stay late and donate. The cast brought some of that technicolor magic to Studio 1A, check out the full session below!
7/7-8/12, Th-Su @ 8.15pm