Dorothy touches down in Red Deer

Billed as “The greatest family musical of all time,” the Wizard of Oz is touching down at Red Deer’s Centrium on Tuesday.

She’s not in Kansas anymore: one of the world’s best-loved musicals comes to Red Deer for a stop at the Centrium on Tuesday.

She’s not in Kansas anymore: one of the world’s best-loved musicals comes to Red Deer for a stop at the Centrium on Tuesday.

Billed as “The greatest family musical of all time,” the Wizard of Oz is touching down at Red Deer’s Centrium on Tuesday.

Dorothy, her little dog Toto, the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman and Cowardly Lion will once again be trying to evade the Wicked Witch of the West in this NewSpace Entertainment production, based on the Royal Shakespeare Company’s celebration of the classic 1939 MGM movie.

Breathtaking special effects are promised as a tornado sweeps Kansas farm girl Dorothy into the spectacularly colourful land of Oz.

Director Nigel West, choreographer Leigh Constantine, and set and costume designer Tim McQuillen-Wright were inspired by the glamour and elegance of art deco Hollywood in creating this visually stunning production that will take audiences Over the Rainbow to adventures in Munchkin Land, the Haunted Forest and the Emerald City.

Besides Judy Garland’s signature song, the musical also features such singable tunes as Ding Dong the Witch is Dead and Merry Old Land of Oz.

The entire family is invited to follow the beloved characters first created by L. Frank Baum, on their journey down the yellow brick road.

Tickets for the 7 p.m. show are $54.25, $65.75 or $77.25 from Ticketmaster.