VAN WERT — The Broadway hit “The Wizard of Oz” is coming to Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Van Wert for two shows, one on Monday and another on Tuesday.
“It’s not ideal to have it during the week, but it was the only open date that this touring company had that worked and so we took a risk. We really jumped at it because the production is so phenomenal,” said Tafi Stober, marketing director at Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Van Wert.
Niswonger is encouraging people to wear their Halloween costumes on Tuesday night, as that is Halloween night. People wearing costumes will automatically have their name put in a drawing to win tickets to “Cinderella.”
“Everybody has seen ‘Wicked’ by now and it’s almost like if you’ve seen ‘Wicked,’ now see the rest of the story, so for the younger crowd it’s like complete the story of ‘Wicked’ and for the more traditional crowd, it’s more, hey, come see the show you grew up with on TV and it’s going to come to life,” said Stober.
Reach Merri Hanjora at 567-242-0511.