Monday, December 29, 2008
Academy of Children's Theater production of Wizard of Oz continues the magic Jan 1 through Jan 4 at Marjorie Lyons Playhouse
Dorothy is played by Meredith Little, the scarecrow by Holt Kirkindoll, Tin Man by Shreveport City Councilman Bryan Wooley, the Cowardly Lion by Mike Martindale and the Good Witch by Bridget Winder. The Times Alex Kent, in his review, wrote of Winder, "she also brought grace and melodic charm to a musical that has the power to transport."
Shreveport Blog asked Winder about the challenges in her role: "Since Glinda is so sweet, it's very easy for her to fade into the woodwork. The biggest challenge in this role is to be bright enough that she is not forgotten on stage. Mrs. Whitaker does a great job of directing us so that every actor is seen by bringing out the "acting" in all of us."
The pleasures in her role? "Glinda is not in many scenes, so I get the pleasure to help the other cast members. They are all so incredible."
Her favorite scenes: "I adore watching Meredith Little (Dorothy), because she is SO bright on stage. My favorite moments on stage have to be watching the munchkins. Those kids have worked so hard and they are adorable! Honestly, the whole show is a favorite moment. There is something to love in every line. This is truly a magical show."
Sat & Sun, Jan. 3 - 4, at 2 p.m.
Th, Fri and Sat, Jan. 1 - 3, at 7 pm.
Marjorie Lyons Playhouse
$25, adults; $20, students, seniors and children.
Tickets include a character meet-and-greet and autograph signing after the show.
Photo by Amanda Nicole Winder.