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USF’s “The Wizard Of Oz” Opens Friday

The University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts will present the beloved family musical adventure, “The Wizard of Oz,” November 4-13 in the USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center at the USF Downtown campus, 431 W. Berry Street.

Reserved seating tickets are still available through ArtsTix Community Box Office at 260-422-4226 or online anytime at Ticket prices are $18 for adults and $15 for seniors 65 years or older and children under 18. Group rates of $12 per person are available to groups of 20 or more.

Performances will be presented Friday through Sunday, November 4-6 and 11-13.

Show times are:

· Friday, November 4 – 8 p.m.

· Saturday, November 5 – 8 p.m.

· Sunday, November 6 – 2 p.m.

· Friday, November 11 – 8 p.m.

· Saturday, November 12 – 8 p.m.

· Sunday, November 13 – 2 p.m.

After the Sunday matinees, USF is offering a special event for children where they can become official members of the Lollipop Guild!

Written in 1900 by L. Frank Baum, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" was the first American fantasy for children and one of the most-read children’s books. The 1939 film starring Judy Garland was nominated for six Academy Awards and won Best Original Song for "Over the Rainbow." The film was reintroduced to the public with annual broadcasts that began in 1956 earning it the title "most-watched motion picture in history."

The production is made possible in part by the Marilyn and William Wunderlin Foundation, and DeBrand Fine Chocolates.