We're off to see the wizard! Celebrating 50 years of children's theatre

wizThe IU South Bend Theatre and Dance Company presents The Wizard of Oz as this year’s children’s theatre production.

The company has been entrancing young audiences with their annual children’s theatre production for 49 years. Celebrate the 50th anniversary with us as we bring the magic of theatre to life through the L. Frank Baum classic story. Come along and interact with Dorothy, Scarecrow, the Tin-Woodman, the Cowardly Lion, and Toto and help them as they make their way down the yellow brick road in search of Oz.

This adaptation of a longtime favorite will follow the famous quintet as they search for their deepest desires and learn important lessons along the way. Enjoy this familiar story with a Vaudevillian twist, adding elements of dance and music to help tell the tale. The Wizard of Oz is a story that will forever intrigue minds of young and old alike. Focusing on Dorothy and the relationships she makes, we have a chance to be reminded not to take the relationships in our lives for granted.

The IU South Bend Theatre and Dance Company will perform two public performances at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 9 in the Northside Hall Campus Auditorium. Children will have a chance to meet the actors and receive autographs after each public performance.

All other performances will serve as outreach to the surrounding community schools.

Tickets for The Wizard of Oz are available to adults and children for $3 from the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts box office. For more information or to get tickets online visit or call the box office at 574.520.4203.

// The Wizard of Oz
// 11:00 am & 1:30 pm Saturday, February 9
// Campus Auditorium, Northside Hall
// 1855 Northside Boulevard, South Bend
// Tickets $3
// 574.520.4203 |