Monday Nov 02 2009
Follow the yellow brick road
Two original munchkins to discuss the 1939 "Wizard of Oz" film
Two of the original munchkins from the 1939 "Wizard of Oz" film will be paying a visit to Folsom. El Dorado Musical Theatre’s production of the timeless musical “The Wizard of Oz” will run from Nov. 6-22 at the Jill Solberg Performing Arts Theater in Folsom. Debbie Wilson, El Dorado Musical Theatre’s founder, directs and choreographs two casts of performers between the ages of 6 and 20 including Krista Mackin and Katherine Sorgea sharing the role of Dorothy, Alex Levy and Terry Hicks as Scarecrow, Stefan Sorgea and Brian Farmer as the Tin Man, Joey Saffren and Andrew Wilson as the Cowardly Lion and Jenna Lillywhite and Jordan Sharp as the nasty Wicked Witch. Two of the original munchkins from the 1939 film, Jerry Maren and Margaret Pellegrini, are touring the country promoting the 70th anniversary of the movie. They will attend the play and tell tales of their time making the film. Maren will be on site for performances Nov. 12-15, while Pellegrini will be a guest Nov. 19-22. Maren and Pellegrini will be available to greet audience members, take photos, and autograph memorabilia during their visit. Tickets to “The Wizard of Oz” are on sale now and can be purchased online at edmt.info or by calling the box office at (916) 941-SING. Prices are $20 for adults and $16 for students and seniors. Group discounts are available. Visit the website to learn more about “The Wizard of Oz” and also EDMT’s upcoming production, “Holiday Reunion,” to be performed by the company’s premier touring group, High Voltage.