Erin Alarcon's The Wizard of Oz, performed by American Midwest Ballet in partnership with the Dubuque's Academy of Ballet
It's The Wizard of Oz you know and love - except that the characters are live on stage and in full color. Oh, and everyone dances the whole time! Based on both the book and the classic 1939 movie, The Wizard of Oz brings Frank Baum's unforgettable story to life while giving it a ballet twist. As Dorothy, Toto, and their three Ozian friends search for a brain, a heart, some nerve, and a path back to Kansas, they encounter munchkins, monkeys, and a witch. But while the Yellow Brick Road may be a familiar path, the clicking red shoes take a few unexpected steps here and there. Choreographer Erin Alarcon let her imagination run free in this original ballet. She blended roles for the company's professional dancers with parts for 50-plus young guest dancers from the Dubuque area, led by the Academy of Ballet.
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