It’s Your Chance to go “Off to See the Wizard” With The Florida Orchestra
ST. PETERSBURG – With the 1939 classic film The Wizard of Oz projected on a movie theater-size screen above the musicians, The Florida Orchestra (TFO) will perform the Oscar Award-winning music live, May 23 and 24 at the Progress Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg.
In this special re-mastered edition of the MGM film, the musical soundtrack was digitally removed to allow the TFO to accompany the original dialog and songs of Dorothy, the Tin Man, Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion on their fairytale journey to the fabled Emerald City.
In addition to such beloved favorites as We Are Off to See the Wizard, Follow the Yellow Brick Road and Somewhere Over the Rainbow, the original orchestration also cleverly contains many familiar symphonic quotes of music by Schumann, Stravinsky, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Delius and Mussorgsky.
Show times are Saturday, May 23 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 24 at 2 p.m. at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. South, St. Petersburg. Tickets are $45 and $35, children 12 and under receive $10 off. To purchase tickets, call 800-662-7286 or log on to www.floridaorchestra.org.
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