Byron Civic Theatre opens 20th season with the ‘Wizard of Oz’ July 25

The cast of the Byron Civic Theatre’s “Wizard of Oz” rehearses the final scene of the show.
The cast of the Byron Civic Theatre’s “Wizard of Oz” rehearses the final scene of the show.

Staff Report

BYRON, Ill. — Byron Civic Theatre (BCT) opens its 20th season with the Wizard of Oz, running July 25-27 and Aug. 1-3 at the theater, 850 N. Colfax, Byron, Ill.

Director Joe Coots has set a wonderful cast to tell the classic story of the Wizard of Oz using their imagination to tell the story. Dorothy will take a journey to the Emerald City after a tornado takes her from Kansas to Munchkinland. Along the way, she will meet the munhckins, Glinda, the Tinman, Scarecrow, the Lion and many more as she attempts to get through many obstacles.

Delaney Egan (Dorothy), Grant Brooks (Scarecrow), Brian Brooks (Tinman), Jon Mickle (Lion), Kourtney Adams (Glinda), Elizabeth Curtis (Ms. Gulch, Wicked Witch of the West), Chris Palmer (Professor Marvel/ Oz), Dirk Palmer (Uncle Henry), Jen Wygant (Aunt Em), Brian Wygant (Oz Guard), Kate Barber, R. Tommy Francis IV, Savannah Giddings, Charlie Holsinger, Grant Holsinger, Shelby Krall, Regan Larson, Ben Love, Linda Lukes, Dustin McKay, Bradley Morris, Luke Primrose, Ben Thomas and Katie Triplett complete the cast.

Showtimes are 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m., Sunday. For tickets and more information, visit www.bctmagic.com or call (815) 312-3000. Ticket prices are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $6 for students and children.

From the July 23-29, 2014, issue

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