Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts presents Missoula Children's Theatre's production of "The Wiz of the West"


Follow Tinhorn, Scared Crow, Dotty and her little dog Mooch in "The Wiz of the West," a Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT) production set to take the stage at Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts on Friday, July 16, at 7:30 p.m. The show is the second of six offered this summer as part of the Quick Center's Children's Summer Theatre Workshops.

"The Wiz of the West" transforms the familiar "Wizard of Oz" story into a Western adventure complete with Mad Dog's gang of barkin', back-bitin' hounds and the meanest witch in the West, Hawknose Halley. Singing Coyotes, Ma and Pa Munch - and the rest of the Munch kin - round out the cast for a rootin', tootin' good time.

Now in its 15th season, the Children's Summer Theatre Workshops offers six weekly sessions for young people in grades 1 through 12, each culminating in a Friday performance. Throughout the week, the participants rehearse their roles with directors from MCT, the country's preeminent professional children's theatre company. They take workshops led by professionals in movement, improvisation, arts and crafts and more.

Tickets for "The Wiz of the West" are $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and children 2 to 12. Children under 2 are not admitted in order to help make sure the children on stage can give their full attention to their performances. Discounted group rates and subscriptions are available.

For tickets, call (203) 254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396. For more information, visit the website, www.quickcenter.com.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on June 16, 2004

Vol. 36, No. 293