The Wizard of Oz at Westchester Broadway Theatre #giveaway
Last Night my family and I ventured just a few minutes South to see The Wizard of Oz at Westcheter Broadway Theatre (WBT). My husband and I have been to several productions at the Theatre , but this was Main Man’s first experience. In his seven years he has seen several Broadway plays. I was not sure what his thought would be to have “dinner and a play”, WELL, He loved it!
Westchester Broadway Theatre which just produced it’s 185th musical with The Wizard of Oz is celebrating it’s 40th anniversary. This makes it the longest running year round Equity theatre in the history of the state of New York.
Our meal which included a variety of fabulous dining choices , offered two new choices for dinner which include Pretzel coated chicken and Bacon covered Meatloaf. Children are also able to enjoy a child friendly meal. Once we finished our dinner we sat in anticipation for the opening act. Once the ensemble appeared on stage we sat on the edge of our seats throughout the entire show. Often finding ourselves signing along.
Devon Perry who plays Dorothy Gale makes her WBT debut in this production, she was remarkably on mark from the character itself to her singing ability. Chris Kind who plays Hickory/Tinman also makes his WBT debut, you wouldn’t know it from the ease in which he played his characters. WBT returning actors Jayson Elliott and Tim Dolan , respectfully as Zeke/Cowardly Lion and Hunk/Scarecrow where amazing supporting characters to Devon Perry.
Of course there are The Wizard of Oz favorites, Auntie Em, Glinda the Good Witch, The Wicked Witch and the adorable Munchkins of Munchkin Land. Those children were absolutely fabulous and left my son wanting to know when he could audition.
A great cast needs a creative set design along with creative lighting , sound effects and music. The Wizard of OZ hit everyone of those feats far more than I had imagined it could for this production. Glinda flew through the air, Dorothy’s house pitched during the tornado scene and let’s not forget Toto played by Nigel the dog along with his Animal Trainer William Berloni were phenomenal. Much of this better than I have viewed on Broadway itself.
The Wizard of Oz runs from now until September 21st 2014. It is a must see for the entire family. To purchase your tickets visit the on-line Box Office or visit the box office in person.
Main Street Mama wants you to share in our delightful experience. You can win 2 tickets to a Thursday or Sunday Evening performance by entering the Rafflecopter giveaway below.
**Disclosure** Main Street Mama received tickets to review The Wizard of Oz at Westchester Broadway theatre for an honest review and giveaway. Had we not throughly loved it I would not be hosting this giveaway. Good Luck!