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Continued: Behind the curtain: A backstage look at "The Wizard of Oz” at the Ordway

  • Article by: ROHAN PRESTON , Star Tribune
  • Last update: December 14, 2013 - 6:31 AM

“By intermission, they will swarm the orchestra,” said Rogers. “They will be curious about the music and the magic. This is what it’s all about — seeing them is the best part.”

The house lights dim. All the actors are in place. Rogers raises his baton, then launches into the overture. It’s showtime for “Oz.”

 

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  • The Wizard of Oz

    Who: Adapted by Andrew Lloyd Webber and director Jeremy Sams. Music by Howard Arlen; other music by Lloyd Webber. Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg and Tim Rice.

    When: 7:30 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 2 & 7:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun. Ends Dec. 29.

    Where: Ordway Center, 345 Washington St., St. Paul.

    Tickets: $29-$108. 651-224-4222 or www.ordway.org.

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