Wizard of Oz

posted Apr 4, 2011, 3:36 PM by andy@lauderdalebeach.org
United States Media Television Public Relations
email: creekkids@bellsouth.net

There’s No Place Like Home”

The Wizard of OZ Thrills Fans and Benefits Our Community’s “Temporary Orphans”

Stars in the Universe Theater Arts partners with 4KIDS of South Florida for a

Spectacular Theatrical Production

Every day, seven children enter foster care in South Florida. Stars in the Universe and 4KIDS of South Florida are once again partnering to highlight our community’s foster care crisis in a rather “dramatic” way. With the mission of raising awareness, inspiring area families to provide Safe Families for children in foster care, and providing much-needed financial support, Stars in the Universe will stage the spectacular musical “The Wizard of OZ.”
With the theme of “There’s no place like home”, the musical based on the classic 1939 MGM movie will be performed at Olympic Heights High School in Boca Raton. This production boasts scenery reminiscent of a true Broadway play, over 150 dazzling costumes, and incredible talent “flown” at great heights by ZFX Professional Fly Company. Bringing the energy of many talented youth together to raise awareness of our community’s children in need was a vision of the director Sherry Johansen. Other highly successful shows put on by Stars in the Universe include MTI’s The Music Man and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Previous shows have dazzled the audience including last year’s Oliver! The Musical which raised over $20,000 for foster care.
The need for loving foster families has never been greater. Currently there are thousands of children and young people in the tri-county foster care system. The talented actors in “Stars” use the dramatic arts to inspire and impact the community in a lasting and meaningful way. Through a dramatic intermission presentation about local children in need, 4KIDS of South Florida will help audiences understand there truly is “no place like home” for these precious kids.
Performances are Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and 22 at Olympic Heights High School, Boca Raton. For more information about the upcoming production, and sponsorship information, please visit us at www.starsintheuniverse.com or contact Sherry Johansen at 954-871-5783 or creekkids@bellsouth.net.