The Wizard of Oz

Valley Performing Arts in Wasilla wants the audience to feel like they’ve stepped into the classic movie The Wizard of Oz when they come see their live production. Director Larry Bottjen has assembled over 50 cast members, a live orchestra, a dog named Toto and even a melting witch to recreate the world where Dorothy and her new friends come upon adventure after adventure.

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  • Jean Paal, theater critic
  • Steve Hunt, theater critic


  • Garry Forrester, playing The Tin Man in VPA’s The Wizard of Oz
  • Dave Nufer, playing The Cowardly Lion in VPA’s The Wizard of Oz

ORIGINAL BROADCAST: Fri, March 9, 2012 at 2:45 p.m.

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