Our Construction Diary
OZ-Page 1 of 3
February 21, 2004
Let's rent a barn and put on a show!!!
The Gresham (Oregon) Little Theatre had the barn, and we had the show. The Theatre, housed in the Multnomah County Grange #71 building is a big, old, slightly leaky, electrically challenged, but available, space large enough to produce our version of Wizard of OZ.
The event was a fundraiser for the GLT, so we, The Olde World Puppet Theatre, transformed the building into a New Orleans-style nightclub, complete with spinning mirror balls, balloons, and fog machines. The evening also featured Cajun food, jugglers, bands, singers, and dancing the night away. The night climaxed with our production of Meco's The Wizard of OZ.
Setup took us a week of evenings prior to the event, and we had a family night performance on Friday before the Gala. (actually it was our dress rehearsal, but the audience had no idea!!)
The pictures below and on the next two pages show some of the transformation, and the people who helped.
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