Lakeshore presents 'Wizard of Oz' July 24-Aug. 2

In a new adaptation of the famous “Wizard of Oz” story, young participants in Lakeshore Players’ summer theater camp where professional artists guide teens in creating a show.

Lakeshore’s Executive Director Joan Elwell wrote the script, adapting Frank L. Baum’s original book and tailoring the script especially for the camp students. Those who love both the century-old books and the 1930s movie have found the adaptation lively and true to its sources.

The show is directed by Aaron Fiskradatz, who leads the charge into Oz with 42 teens in creating characters and working together to produce the show.

Students have also assisted in building sets, sewing costumes, make props, and even designing the lighting.

Those who fall in love with Lakeshore’s “Toto,” played by Wally the rescue dog, can apply after the show’s run for the chance to adopt him.

“The Wizard of Oz” will only play for two weekends, at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays July 24, 25 and July 31 and Aug. 1. Matinee performances are held Sundays at 2 p.m., July 26 (ASL interpretation will be available at this showo) and Aug. 2. All performances will be presented at Lakeshore Players Theatre, 4820 Stewart Ave., White Bear Lake. Tickets are $10-$12 and may be reserved in advance with remaining seats sold at the door starting two hours prior to show time.  For tickets, call 651-429-5674 or go to



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