Published : Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | 2:43 PM
Whisked away on a dream, those who would like to walk the yellow brick road have their chance this July. So grab your slippers, and grab your courage – because this trip will take you to the land of Oz.
For four nights, July 25 – 28, First United Methodist Church of Pasadena will be putting on its very own performances of The Wizard of Oz. You can turn up at 7:30 p.m. and be whisked down the yellow brick road for a couple of magical hours.
The history of The Wizard of Oz goes back further than you might think. Originally a children’s book published in the year 1900, the story took inspiration from Alice in Wonderland and incorporated several aspects of the author L. Frank Baum’s life. Dorothy was named after his niece, who sadly passed away as a child, and his fear of scarecrows gave him the inspiration for one of the movie’s most lovable characters.
In 1939, Baum’s fantasyland was transformed into a movie loved by all ages. There were several adaptations, but the Judy Garland version is by far the most revered.
It’s free for everyone but guests are asked to bring peanut butter and canned tuna to be used as part of the church’s social services initiative.
The First United Methodist Church of Pasadena is also hosting a pre-show dinner at 6:00 p.m. which will cost $12 per person. Children eight and younger eat free. Tickets must be pre-purchased for this culinary event.
So gather all of your friends and family (especially the children) and enjoy the chance to meet the Wizard for your very self.
First United Methodist Church of Pasadena is located at 500 East Colorado Boulevard, in Pasadena. For more information, call (626) 796-0157 or visit http://fumcpasadena.org/