The Wizard of Oz
DMTC unveiled its just-installed carpets at the opening of its newest offering, The Wizard of Oz. This is the much-loved version with classic songs from the movie, including “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “Ding, Dong, the Witch Is Dead” and the endearingly performed “If I Only Had a Brain,” “If I Only Had a Heart” and “If I Only Had the Nerve.”
The leads were solid, most notably Alissa Steiner (Dorothy), Steve Isaacson (Cowardly Lion), Kevin Caravalho (Scarecrow), Clocky McDowell (Tinman), Jill Wright (Glinda) and Buffee Ann Gillihan (Wicked Witch).
They are supported by a large, less-seasoned yet earnest cast. There are more than 15 enthusiastic youngsters as munchkins and flying monkeys, and there are another dozen as dancers and backgrounders. The sets are minimal, but the costumes are creative and colorful, especially the vibrant munchkin attire. The live orchestra, well-intentioned but in need of tightening and fine-tuning, should be brought up from its hiding place below the stage.