A new adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s classic story —“Journey to Oz”—-will come to town on April 7-8, 2018 as part of the VTA’s Family Series. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Photo: Staff Writer
Photo: Staff Writer

Put on your ruby red shoes -- Oz is coming to Dayton

Victoria Theatre Association just announced the 2017-2018 Morris Furniture Company Family Series presentation of “Journey to Oz” April 7 and 8

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In this interactive adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s beloved tales of the land of Oz, the audience becomes a part of the story — singing, dancing and acting alongside professional actors.

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There will be three performance times, including a day dedicated to a sensory-friendly performance. Sensory-friendly performances are specifically designed for children with an autism spectrum disorder, other sensory processing diagnoses, and other special needs. 

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Expect a reduction of loud or jarring sounds, the absence of flashing or strobe lighting on stage, modification of house lights during the performance, and a judgement-free environment where all patrons can feel free to vocalize or move around the theater if needed.

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Hands-on workshops will take place between the performance times offer children the opportunity to participate in crafts, performing and story time. The cost of the workshop is $5 per child, free for parents, and allow children to make their own character hat and learn iconic choreography that will send you dancing down the yellow brick road. 

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Guests are also invited to join a free, interactive story time in the Victoria Theatre’s Kettering Reception Room on April 7 at 3:15 p.m. 

Want to go?

WHAT: “Journey to Oz”

WHERE: Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton

WHEN: April 7 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., April 8 at 2 p.m.

TICKETS: $16 (not including hands-on workshop)

INFO: 937-228-3630 | Website

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