Christian Youth Theater Presents: The Wizard of Oz
Baton Rouge – Christian Youth Theater presents The Wizard of Oz, May 25 - May 28, 2017.
Click your heels together three times, then follow the yellow brick road to LSU’s Shaver Theatre to
experience the magical adventures of Dorothy and her friends when Christian Youth Theater of Baton
Rouge presents the classic musical THE WIZARD OF OZ this May (May 25 – 28, 2017).
Go over the rainbow with Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, as they journey
through the magical Land of Oz to meet the Wizard. The friends encounter many obstacles (watch out
for the Wicked Witch and her winged monkeys!) on their quest for courage, brains, a heart and of
THE WIZARD OF OZ is a enchanting adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s beloved book. It is based on the
motion picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Brothers
with music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg, background music by Herbert Stothart, dance
and vocal arrangements by Peter Howard, and adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare
Company. THE WIZARD OF OZ contains all of the cherished Oscar-winning songs from the movie
including "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and "We're Off To See The Wizard," all the favorite
characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way. You are sure to have a meaningful
experience as you rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat for all ages.
LSU Shaver Theater
Located in the Music and Dramatic Arts Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Show Times are as follows:
Thursday, May 25 – 7:00pm
Friday, May 26 – 7:00pm
Saturday, May 27 – 2:00pm, 7:00pm
Sunday, May 28 – 3:00pm
More information and tickets are available at www.CYTBatonRouge.org
Tickets are available now! $20.00 (adults) or $16.00 (children) if purchased online, $24.00 at the door.
Group discount for groups of 15 or more are $16.00 each. New this show — Reserved seating! Tickets
should be purchased online as they will sell quickly and preferred seating will fill up quickly.
About CYT Baton Rouge
CYT Baton Rouge is a multifaceted, professional performing arts program. In addition to staging several
Broadway style musicals each year, students participate in weekly classes, and intensive summer
camps led by professional instructors from the local arts community.
CYT Baton Rouge is a member of the largest children's theater organization in the nation. Christian
Youth Theatre, Inc. has helped to plant over 31 flourishing national affiliates. Baton Rouge director,
Tonja Rainey, began this professional children’s theater company in 2013. Since its humble beginnings,
CYT has grown to having a class enrollment exceeding 150 students and producing ten large scale
musicals in 3 years! From The Legend of Pocahontas (Fall 2013), A Little Princess (Spring 2014), Shrek
the Musical (Fall 2014), Aladdin, Jr. (Spring 2015), Rapunzel (Spring 2015), Mary Poppins (Fall 2015),
Annie, Jr. (Winter 2015) and Seussical, Jr. and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat which
were simultaneously produced (Spring 2016) and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (2016 - SOLD OUT 6
Shows) to this production of The Wizard of Oz, CYT Baton Rouge has received rave reviews from critics,
industry professionals, parents and students alike.