The COS Theatre program is dedicated to the advancement of the theatre arts, through traditional study and performance, and to the development of new theatrical ventures. We prepare students for further study and for an ever-changing profession.
The COS Theatre and Music Departments co-produced the original script for The Wizard of Oz.
All performances were held in the College of the Siskiyous Kenneth W. Ford Theater at the Weed Campus. For information about COS Theater productions or classes call (530) 938-5206(530) 938-5206.
This original stage version of THE WIZARD OF OZ premiered at the Municipal Theatre of St. Louis (MUNY) in 1942. The first Muny production featured Evelyn Wycoff as Dorothy and Al Downing as the Munchkin Mayor. The musical includes songs "Over The Rainbow," "Munchkinland (Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead)," "If I Only Had A Brain/A Heart/The Nerve," "We're Off To See The Wizard (Follow The Yellow Brick Road)," "The Jitterbug," and "The Merry Old Land of Oz," as well as a song called "Evening Star."
Using L. Frank Baum's book – and not the MGM film – as its source, this version employs story and songs as elements of a classic stage musical. This original script also includes the characters of Gloria and Lord Growlie.
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