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THE MAGICAL LAND OF OZ comes to life with STARS Theater Company, in Bedford.  STARS will present the fresh musical adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s classic story for one weekend only beginning Friday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m. The production features several area young people. Performances will be at Scott Hall located in The First United Methodist Church of Bedford located at 1245 Bedford Road.

* Friday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m.;

* Saturday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m.;

* Sunday, May 15 at 3 p.m.;

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children under 12.  For reservations and information call 817-925-1430.

 “MAGICAL LAND OF OZ” is wonderful family entertainment.” said STARS Director, Lu Anne Tyson, “The story of Oz is my all-time favorite for kids because it teaches them to look beyond all the “what if” and “if only’ thoughts that keep them from their dreams.  The wizard teaches kids to believe in themselves.”

 When the story opens, Dorothy's house squashes the Wicked Witch of the East.   Along with her dog Toto, she sets out on a magical adventure.  She is joined by new friends Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion and Tin Woodsman, and together they follow the yellow brick road to find the great Oz.  Trouble ensues when they cross paths with the Wicked Witch of the West, but together they overcome her evil power.  The musical score is full of upbeat songs including “I Got the Power”, “Follow the Road,” and “Sing, Sing Everybody.”

 Several local young people are featured in the production.  Dorothy and her friends Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion are played by Bedford resident Emmy Irvin, Southlake resident, Emma Mann, Euless residents Matthew Foster and Keller resident, Kamryn Vucina.  Kristina Miller from Arlington plays the Wicked Witch and the Wizard of Oz is played by Grapevine resident, Carolina Paredes.   Glinda the Good is played by Keller resident Carson Hawkins and rounding out the cast are the Munchkins; Caitlyn and Greg Breslin of Trophy Club, Rhiana and Kaya Bullock of Haltom City, Emerson Hodges of Bedford, Rilely and Ella Hutchens of Grapevine, Lily McIlvain of Hurst, Emily Ruggles of Euless; and Mia Neeley of Haltom City as Toto. 

The production is directed by Lu Anne Tyson of Hurst with choreography by Sue Hurst of Grapevine and vocal direction by Vicki Keller of Arlington. 

For more tickets or information call 817-925-1430, or visit the website at 

STARS Theater Company is a non-profit educational theater for young people located in Northeast Tarrant County. STARS provides professional guidance, education, and training in theater arts to young people. Our professional staff includes a voice instructor, choreographer, and director. - Contact Lu Anne at  
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