Magic Ruby Slippers, singing munchkins, a dancing scarecrow and an Emerald City all come to life again on the big screen when Theater To Go presents a special family sing-along of the classic film "The Wizard of Oz" at Mercer County Community College's Kelsey Theatre. This interactive presentation will take place on Friday, Aug. 3 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 5 at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on the college's West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.
Based on the novel by L. Frank Baum, the hit 1939 MGM film starring Judy Garland won the Academy Award for Best Score and Best Original Song for "Over the Rainbow." Notable for its use of special effects, Technicolor, fantasy storytelling and unusual characters, it has become one of the most celebrated films of all time. Audiences young and old continue to thrill to the adventures of Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion – and Toto too!
Theater To Go's master of ceremonies will lead the audience through several participation activities before the film starts,including games, a costume contest and trivia – complete with prizes! Ticket prices include an Audience Participation Kit with items to be used throughout the movie, such as kazoos, bubbles and noise makers. In addition, everyone can sing along to their favorite songs, including "Follow the Yellow Brick Road," "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead," and many others, as the words are projected on the film screen.
Based in Lawrenceville, Theater To Go is a full-service theatrical production company. Known for murder mysteries and comedy shows, the company's performances emphasize improvisation and audience participation. This will be their first interactive film presentation at Kelsey.
Tickets are $18 for adults and $12 for children. For tickets, call the Kelsey Theatre box office at 609-570-3333, or visit www.kelseytheatre.net. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible, with free parking available next to the theater.