OUL Theatre Presents The Wizard of Oz July 24 – Aug. 7

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This summer the Ohio University Lancaster Theatre will be performing a musical theatre adaptation of the classic film The Wizard of Oz in the recently renovated Wagner Theatre. This is OUL Theatre’s yearly community theatre event and the sixth season that it has been featured during the Lancaster Festival. The musical features local talent with a cast of 40 actors, 20 local musicians, and a special effects fly team of six.

Rehearsals are underway and tickets are currently available for $15 with reserved seating. The show dates are July 24 at 2 P.M. and 7 P.M.; August 4, 5 at 7 P.M.; August 6 at 2 P.M. and 7 P.M.; August 7 at 2 P.M.; Ohio University Lancaster ASL Interpreters will be on hand for this performance.

Guest artist and aerial choreographer for this production is Jason Whicker, co-owner/president of On the FLY Productions LLC. On the FLY Productions LLC has recently been involved in the choreography for the Mothman Dance that was seen recently on America’s Got Talent Season Nine. On the FLY Productions LLC has also produced choreography for other musicals including “American Idiot” on Broadway and Angels: The Musicals. He has also performed aerial choreography for Wrigley’s 5 Gum commercials and various productions around the world.

The show runs from July 24 to August 7. Tickets are $15 for reserved seats and are available for purchase online at

The Wizard of Oz is presented by arrangement with Tams Witmark Music Library, INC. For more information on the OUL Theatre program or the The Wizard of Oz, contact Jones at

A rich tradition of theatre continues to thrive and grow on the Ohio University Lancaster campus. OUL’s Theatre program offers four major productions a year, one of which is featured during the historic Lancaster Festival. The faculty and staff of Ohio University Lancaster are dedicated to continuing a strong, successful and educational theatre program. Ohio University Lancaster’s Wagner Theatre is located at 1570 Granville Pike in Lancaster, Ohio.