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Wizard of Oz @ The Laguna Niguel Community Theatre – Review

Written by Alina Mae Wilson 

The Laguna Niguel Community Theatre is putting on L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz.  Now when I think of The Wizard of Oz, I think of magic conjured up through vibrant colors.   As a matter of fact one might say that the bright colors are a representation of the actual story itself. As a film, the 1939 project that helped make Judy Garland a household name is not very complex.  Dorothy –the lost, little girl –is a saint in all but name while Glinda the Good Witch is practically an angel, and The Wicked Witch of the West is a deeply misunderstood animal rights activist.  Ok, I’m kidding about that last one.  She’s actually an evil, green lady who wants to kill Dorothy’s dog. The stakes are obvious.  Dorothy wants to get home, and the Wicked Witch wants to stop her.  With a central plot that is tailor-made for children, it seems the main question here is whether or not Laguna Niguel’s show will entertain young viewers.  My answer is it will if you get the right seats. Continue Reading

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