The Wizard of Oz twists it way into Ithra!

We're Not in Kansas Anymore

Dhahran — The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) is set to host one of the greatest family musicals of all time, “The Wizard of Oz,” on Ithra’s stage Oct. 2-12. The musical performance features breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography, and classic songs that will touch down in the Kingdom for the first time.

This stellar production is a celebration of the 1939 MGM movie and will be presented with breathtaking special effects that will sweep audiences away from the moment the tornado twists its way into Kansas.

Dean Sobon will serve as the director. Sobon previously created the national tours of “Fiddler on the Roof” and “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.” Amy McCleary will create the choreography. She was the director/choreographer of the national tour of “Memphis, the Musical” and the choreographer of the national tour of “The Wedding Singer.”

The team of Sobon and McCleary will take Dorothy, Toto — and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man, and Scarecrow — “Over the Rainbow” to adventures in Munchkin Land, the Haunted Forest, and the Emerald City.

Featuring the classic songs, as composed by Harold Arlen, “Over the Rainbow,” “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead,” and “If I Only Had a Brain,” along with the beloved characters, “The Wizard of Oz” will have the entire family captivated as they travel down the yellow brick road for an unforgettable day at the theater.

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