Long Beach Theatre Guild offered a special
Sensory-Friendly Performance of The Wizard of OZ in November 2022. It was enjoyed by all!
This show was made possible, in part, by funding from the Huntington Arts Council and The Theresa Foundation.
We will again present a Sensory Friendly performance of our fall show ......PETER PAN!
What is a Sensory-Friendly Performance?
We encourage individuals who are Sensory Sensitive to enjoy this performance.
The lights will be dimmed and the sound muted.
We will provide a sensory friendly kit to aid in their viewing and listening experience. These may include “figits, spinners, earplug and sensory cushions, pursuant to their specific needs.
Volunteers will be on hand to assist if the need arises to leave the auditorium and go to a quiet room.
If you know of anyone or any groups who would be interested in this, please email Ms. Nancy Gallinaro at LBTheatreGuild@optonline.net
When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, and along the way they meet a Scarecrow that needs a brain, a Tin Man missing a heart, a Cowardly Lion who wants courage, Munchkins, and The Good Witch Glinda. The wizard asks the group to bring him the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West to earn his help.
A sweet, innocent young lady with a streak of boldness, outspoken and headstrong, who dearly loves her family, friends and dog, Toto; Lives on a farm in Kansas with her Aunt Em & Uncle Henry, but dreams of escaping to a far-off place where she will not get into trouble.
The Scarecrow is one of Dorothy's companions on her quest, and he is loyal to Dorothy and helps her while working toward his own goal of getting a brain. Cheerful and easy-going, the Scarecrow has more intelligence than he realizes. He eventually becomes ruler of the Emerald City when the Wizard leaves in his balloon.
A once-human man whose body has been completely replaced by tin. One of Dorothy’s companions on her quest, the Tin Woodman hopes to receive a new heart from the Wizard of Oz, although he shows himself to be kind and concerned for others already. The Tin Woodman eventually becomes ruler of the Winkies.
A fierce-seeming lion who is actually frightened of conflict. One of Dorothy’s companions on her quest, the Lion hopes that the Wizard will give him courage, although he repeatedly shows instances of bravery to help his companions. The Lion eventually becomes ruler over the beasts of the southern forest.
The object of Dorothy and her companions’ quest. The Wizard is a seemingly powerful man who lives in the Emerald City. However, he proves to be a fraud who cannot really help Dorothy or her friends.
An evil witch and one of the main antagonists of the story. The Wicked Witch has enslaved the Winkies and takes Dorothy and the Lion as prisoners after having the flying monkeys incapacitate the Tin Woodman and the Scarecrow. Dorothy and her companions are sent by the Wizard of Oz to kill her. The Wicked Witch severely underestimates Dorothy’s courage and power and pays for it with her life.
The Good Witch who presides over the Munchkins. She tells Dorothy about the power of the Silver Shoes to take her home. Unlike the other supposedly powerful characters in Oz, Glinda is wise and has compassion for Dorothy.
A farmer’s wife and Dorothy’s aunt. Although worn down by the grayness of the Kansas prairie, she loves and cares for Dorothy. Returning to her is one of Dorothy’s main desires in her travels in the land of Oz.
Uncle Henry is a humble man who knows the simple, peaceful ways of farm-life. He has no children of his own and loves his niece Dorothy.
The Munchkins are known for their happiness, gentleness and hospitality, welcoming anyone who visits the land in the east, where they live in peace and harmony. When Dorothy was on the Yellow Brick Road while passing through the Munchkin County to see the Wizard The Munchkins invited her and Toto to join them in a great celebration to rejoice over the death of the Wicked Witch of the West