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The Yellow Brick Road Leads to Dundalk This Weekend

The Sky is the Limit will present its production of The Wizard of Oz at the North Point Government Center.

The Sky is the Limit Community Theatre rehearses its production of The Wizard of Oz. Courtesy image
The Sky is the Limit Community Theatre rehearses its production of The Wizard of Oz. Courtesy image
Dorothy, the Tinman, Lion and Scarecrow will follow the Yellow Brick Road to Dundalk this weekend when the Sky is the Limit Community Theatre presents its production of The Wizard of Oz.

Performances will be  held at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Eastern Regional Performing Arts Center at the North Point Government Center, 7701 Wise Ave.

Tickets cost $10 for adults and $8 for senior citizens and children 12 and younger.

The performances will also give members of the public the chance to see the former junior high school theater and stage in action.

The theater has been a hot topic in the Dundalk community since last December, when Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced his intention to sell the property.

The Baltimore County Council earlier this week voted to approve the contract of sale, and Sky members look forward to this chance to show off the facility it has called home for more than 20 years.

A provision of the contract requires the buyer to build a replacement recreation center for the community. Councilman John Olzsewski Sr. has stated at many community meetings he will not sign off on the project's development if he believes the community will not receive equal or better facilities than it has now.

Theater members are concerned that their 600-plus seat theater facility will be replaced with a multi-purpose room with a stage at one end.

The Wizard of Oz production has more than 50 people in the cast, a live orchestra and many more people working behind the scenes, according to a statement from the group. Participants range in age from 3 to 63.

In addition to community theater performances, The Sky is the Limit program offers performing arts classes for children, a show choir program, summer camp, music programs and a musical theater program dedicated to individuals with disabilities.

The group, sponsored by the Therapeutic Recreation Office of the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks, also stages original productions and plays that aren't produced often. Programs run year-round and are open to anyone who would like to participate, according to the statement.

Ashley Virginia December 08, 2013 at 01:32 PM
Show has been cancelled today we have rescheduled for next Sunday at 3pm

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