Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Wizard of Oz

Camp Sunshine is a great organization in Atlanta which offers tons of programs for children with cancer and their families.  Recently they hosted a day at the theater and invited everyone to come see "The Wizard of Oz" at the Alliance Stage Theater.  The girls did not know the story beforehand, but loved it.

They were terrified of the Wicked Witch and both hid their faces whenever she appeared.  True to form, Sabrina sat on my lap and narrated the play for me, explaining the scenes like "the witch wants her dog," "the scarecrow fell down," and "that lion is big."

I could not photograph the play itself, but after the play the actors did stay and answer questions from the audience.
The most interesting part of the "question and answer" session is that I think the girls finally figured out what acting is.  Both of them commented on how nice the Wicked Witch was at the end.  As we walked back to the car, however, both girls repeatedly sang "Ding, Dong the Witch is Dead!"

I know they understood the play, because for days they talked about the scarecrow wanting a brain, the tin man wanting a heart, and the lion wanting courage. I don't think they understood what a tornado was and did not "get" that this was Dorothy's dream and the characters played dual roles.  But, they both insist on wearing "Dorothy shoes" all the time now.  Fortunately, we happen to own two pairs of sparkly red shoes.

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