Dorothy just one role filled by Gryphons in YPT’s upcoming “Wizard of Oz”
It may not be made out of yellow brick, but plenty of roads lead to the Power Center in Ann Arbor, where six Greenhills students—including seventh-grader Lily Rosenberg as Dorothy—will take star turns this weekend in the Young People’s Theater production of “The Wizard of Oz.”
Four performances of the beloved tale are scheduled for this weekend, with shows at 7 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. The production is directed by Jayme Kelmigian, with musical direction by Jake McClory.
Greenhills seventh-grader Lily Rosenberg stars as Dorothy. Eighth-grader Lucas Rubin plays an Emerald City guard; seventh-grader Arianna Mistry and sixth-graders Ali Nishi and Sophie Wolf play poppies (with Arianna doubling as a jitterbug); while eighth-grader Giorgio Bruya plays a Winkie guard and an Ozzian.
The show celebrates the 75th anniversary of the classic movie starring Judy Garland. The stage production features music by Harold Arlen, lyrics by E.Y. Harburg, and book by the author of the original story—L. Frank Baum.
Young People’s Theater was formed in 1977 with the goal of creating professional-quality theater productions to help young people discover and develop their talents and self-confidence. The organization normally produces several shows every year.
Tickets are still available, but they’re going fast. Visit the Michigan Union Ticket Office for more information.