The Kingdom of Dreams, A Tale of Oz, an original, world premier will be performed at Parkland College August 6-8, 2021. Songs, dances, special effects, and a fairy tale of Oz will be featured. Enjoy the only traditional stage play being performed in C-U this summer.
The Kingdom of Dreams, A Tale of Oz is an original play based on an obscure, one-time reference to a “Kingdom of Dreams” in L. Frank Baum’s 1914 book, Tik Tok of Oz. For its format, the play leans not on the 1900 book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, or on the 1939 movie, The Wizard of Oz, seen by approximately one billion people, but on the original 1903 Broadway extravaganza. Circa 1900, an extravaganza was a technical term (to distinguish it from burlesque, vaudeville, etc.) for a play with original music and dances, stunning special effects, and lavish sets and costumes built around a fairy tale. This new two-act play by playwright Kenny Chumbley, has six original songs, original choreography, special effects (one of which has been rarely seen in over a hundred years), stunning sets and costumes, and a fairy tale that pays tribute to Frank Baum, the author of the classic American fairy tale, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Tickets for all four performances are now available for sale on Eventbrite. Performances are Friday, August 6th at 7 p.m., Saturday, August 7th, at 2 p.m., Saturday, August 7th, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, August 8th, at 2 p.m. All tickets are open seating. Ticket sales are final and cannot be exchanged or refunded. Online ticket sales for each performance will end 1 day before the show starts. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the box office the day of the show.