A Magical Adventure: The Wizard of Oz Comes to Laurens County Community Theatre

October 2, 2023

The magical world of Oz is coming to life on the stage as the Laurens County Community Theatre proudly presents the beloved classic, “The Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum. With captivating music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg, enchanting background music by Herbert Stothart, and expertly crafted dance and vocal arrangements by Peter Howard, this production promises to transport audiences to the fantastical land of Oz. The adaptation, skillfully adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company and based upon the classic motion picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed by Warner Bros., will be showcased at the Clinton High School Auditorium.

The production is set to run over two weekends, offering ample opportunities for the community to join in on the magical journey. Performances will take place on October 6, 7, 12-14 at 7:30 pm, and a special matinee performance on October 8 at 3 pm. The Clinton High School Auditorium, located at 18132 SC-72, Clinton, SC 29325, will be the vibrant backdrop for this dazzling show.

Tickets for this captivating performance are available for purchase on the official Laurens County Community Theatre website by clicking HERE. For those seeking special arrangements or additional information, please call 864-833-5228.  Ticket prices are $17 for adults, $15 for Seniors and Students.

A Beautifully Talented Cast

A beautifully talented cast including munchkins, Ozians, and witches has been assembled to breathe life into the iconic characters from “The Wizard of Oz.” These talented individuals are sure to captivate and engage the audience with their exceptional performances:

  1. Dorothy – Sierra Wesson: Sierra Wesson takes on the central role of Dorothy, guiding us through this magical adventure down the yellow brick road.
  2. Scarecrow – Mary Babb Davis: Mary Babb Davis will embody the endearing Scarecrow, showcasing both wit and charm as the lovable, straw-stuffed companion.
  3. Tinman – Michael Post: Michael Post takes on the role of the Tinman, capturing the essence of a character in search of a heart and yearning to experience human emotions.
  4. Lion – Jacob Wesson: Jacob Wesson embodies the Cowardly Lion, displaying both courage and vulnerability as he seeks his own strength.
  5. Glinda – Jennifer McCracken: Jennifer McCracken graces the stage as Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, a beacon of wisdom and guidance throughout Dorothy’s journey.
  6. Wicked Witch – Amy Link: Amy Link mesmerizes the audience as the Wicked Witch, adding a touch of villainy to the enchanting tale, bringing depth and drama to the production.

The combination of these talented actors, a fantastic supporting cast, the enchanting storyline, and the captivating music promises an unforgettable theatrical experience for all who attend.

Prepare to be transported to the magical land of Oz as the Laurens County Community Theatre brings “The Wizard of Oz” to life.

Don’t miss out on this extraordinary theatrical event that promises to delight audiences of all ages and leave them with a sense of wonder and enchantment. Get your tickets now and join us on this unforgettable adventure down the yellow brick road!

This production of the LCCT is sponsored by TNB Financial Services.