In 1904, struggling novelist Frank L. Baum finally achieved success with his children's fantasy
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, written to inspire his daughter through a difficult illness.
Thirteen sequels to Oz followed to the delight of readers everywhere. In 1911, a stage production of
the original work appeared. For almost 100 years, some version of the story has been repeated in
theatrical form around the world!
Then, in 1939, an MGM movie opened starring Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, and Bert Lahr,
featuring an unforgettable musical score. Garland's winsome performance and emotion-filled vocals
contributed to the film's iconic status.
Our production blends highlights of Baum's masterpiece with musical selections from the movie. Over
60 of your friends and neighbors, including participants of our summer Wizard's Bootcamp, have
worked hard to transport you to the Land of Oz. Pocket Theatre favorites and brand new Hot Springs
residents invite you to "follow the yellow brick road" to meet THE WONDERFUL
WIZARD OF OZ. ENJOY!