3-D Theatricals is taking a trip down the yellow brick road. Along the way, the theater production company has implemented modern twists transforming the typical two-dimensional "The Wizard of Oz" into a three-dimensional manifestation of lions, tigers, and bears.
In the theater world, there are certain overdone productions that carry a stigma. "The Wizard of Oz" is among them.
With this in mind I hesitantly took my seat, fearing that I would experience yet another clichéd jaunt to the Emerald City. However, after the first act finale, I was pleasantly surprised by the production's innovation and artistry.
"The Wizard of Oz" — based on the 1939 MGM movie starring Judy Garland— follows Dorothy Gail on a whimsical adventure down the yellow brick road.
Although Melinda Koen's vocal execution of the famous "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" was impeccable, the majority of Dorothy's songs missed the sweet spot in Koen's range. It wasn't until later in Act One, when she shined in true soprano moments, that this incongruity became evident.