Pictured: Damian Blake, Bob Linebarger and Nicole Marie Green. Photo courtesy of Mesner Puppet Theater.
Mesner Puppet Theater has announced the cast for their world premiere adaption of THE WIZARD OF OZ by Artistic Director Mike Horner and Education Director Alex Espy based on the book by L. Frank Baum.
Directed by Horner, the production features Bob Linebarger, Damian Blake and Nicole Marie Green with original puppets designed by Matt Hawkins of Custom Paper Toys, and built by Horner.
According to the press release, Mesner’s THE WIZARD OF OZ features an exciting musical score and asks what would a librarian do if storytime at the library was interrupted by an oncoming tornado? Move everyone to the safety of the library basement and tell the most famous tornado story of all…The Wizard of Oz! Journey down the yellow brick road in this new adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s beloved tale of Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Tin Woodsman, and Cowardly Lion. The librarian and her friends use their wits, hearts, and a bit of courage to tell the famous Oz story with puppets as colorful as the Land of Oz itself!
THE WIZARD OF OZ runs June 20th – July 9th at MTH Theater at Crown Center. Tickets can be purchased at Central Ticket Office, 816-235-6222 or online at mesnerpuppets.org.