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The Wizard Of Oz

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Return of Oz Fest in 2014 in Chicago 'burbs canceled

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Return of Oz Fest in 2014 in Chicago 'burbs canceled

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
Mary Ellen St. Aubin of Munchkin Marriage Fame

Mary Ellen St. Aubin of Munchkin Marriage Fame

Mary Ellen St. Aubin of Munchkin marriage fame will celebrate her 94th birthday of Sept. 21.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
Cakewalk to Oz: Students lend a wizard's touch to dessert creations

Cakewalk to Oz: Students lend a wizard's touch to dessert creations

The merry, magical land of Oz came to life at one of Chicago's iconic hotels.

August 12, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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OFFBEAT with Phil Potempa: Return of Oz Fest landing in new 'burb location

OFFBEAT with Phil Potempa: Return of Oz Fest landing in new 'burb location

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 06, 2014 12:00 am

Highland Parks Performing Arts Group presents 'The Wizard of Oz'

HIGHLAND | Follow the Highland Parks Performing Arts Group down The Yellow Brick Road as it presents "The Wizard of Oz" at 8 p.m. July 31, and Aug. 1, 2, 7, 8, and 9 at the Highland Main Square Gazebo, 3001 Ridge Road. Directors C. Dale Kelly and Valerie Wotkun, with Choreographer Catherine …

July 24, 2014 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Recipe honors 10th anniversary of first 'Farm' cookbook

FROM the FARM: Recipe honors 10th anniversary of first 'Farm' cookbook

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

May 14, 2014 12:00 am
The Cowardly Lion in "The Wizard of Oz" Broadway Tour of Mirvish Productions Toronto

The Cowardly Lion in "The Wizard of Oz" Broadway Tour of Mirvish Productions Toronto

The Cowardly Lion in "The Wizard of Oz" Broadway Tour from Mirvish is playing Chicago through Sunday, May 11.

May 06, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Webber's 'Wizard' of 'Odd,' and return of Oz Fest

OFFBEAT: Webber's 'Wizard' of 'Odd,' and return of Oz Fest

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Actress Jacquelyn Piro Donovan as The Wicked Witch of the West

Actress Jacquelyn Piro Donovan as The Wicked Witch of the West

Actress Jacquelyn Piro Donovan as The Wicked Witch of the West, features a sexier image redesign for the character in "The Wizard of Oz" Broadway Tour from Mirvish Productions and Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice now playing Chicago through Sunday, May 11.

May 06, 2014 12:00 am
Kindergartners treated to 'Wizard of Oz' marionette show

Kindergartners treated to 'Wizard of Oz' marionette show

HOBART | Staff and students at the Early Learning Center at George Earle School took a stroll down the Yellow Brick Road recently.

April 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Mirvish Productions New Broadway Tour of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Wizard of Oz"

Mirvish Productions New Broadway Tour of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Wizard of Oz"

Mike Jackson (center) plays the Tin Man and Danielle Wade is Dorothy with Jamie McKnight as Scarecrow in the new national Broadway tour of "The Wizard of Oz," as conceived by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, playing a limited engagement in Chicago April 30 to May 11, 2014 at Cadillac Palace…

April 27, 2014 12:00 am
Broadway Actor Mike Jackson

Broadway Actor Mike Jackson

Actor Mike Jackson stars as the Tin Man in the new national Broadway tour of "The Wizard of Oz" playing Chicago April 30 to May 11, 2014 at Cadillac Palace Theatre.

April 27, 2014 12:00 am
Rainbow Connection: New Webber-Rice Broadway tour of 'Wizard of Oz' landing in Chicago

Rainbow Connection: New Webber-Rice Broadway tour of 'Wizard of Oz' landing in Chicago

After being cast on stage in the role of the Tin Man, Broadway actor Mike Jackson realized an interesting musical detail about beloved 1939 film classic "The Wizard of Oz."

April 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: 'Oz' grandson ready to welcome 'Dorothy's Return" to big screen

OFFBEAT: 'Oz' grandson ready to welcome 'Dorothy's Return" to big screen

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 24, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney dead at age 93

OFFBEAT: Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney dead at age 93

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 08, 2014 12:00 am
Munchkin Ruth Duccini at Hollywood Premiere of 75th Anniversary 3D IMAX Release of "The Wizard of Oz"

Munchkin Ruth Duccini at Hollywood Premiere of 75th Anniversary 3D IMAX Release of "The Wizard of Oz"

On Sept. 15, 2013, Munchkin Ruth Duccini was a special red carpet guest at Warner Bros.' world premiere screening of "The Wizard of Oz" in IMAX 3D and the grand opening of the newly converted TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood, the very site of the film's 1939 Hollywood premiere.

January 17, 2014 12:00 am
Final female 'Oz' Munchkin Ruth Duccini dead at 95

Final female 'Oz' Munchkin Ruth Duccini dead at 95

LAS VEGAS | Ruth Robinson Duccini, 95, one of the two surviving Munchkins from the legendary 1939 MGM film "The Wizard of Oz," died early Thursday in Las Vegas.

January 16, 2014 12:50 pm Photos

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Munchkin Ruth Duccini at Hollywood Premiere of 75th Anniversary 3D IMAX Release of "The Wizard of Oz"

Munchkin Ruth Duccini at Hollywood Premiere of 75th Anniversary 3D IMAX Release of "The Wizard of Oz"

On Sept. 15, 2013, Munchkin Ruth Duccini was a special red carpet guest at Warner Bros.' world premiere screening of "The Wizard of Oz" in IMAX 3D and the grand opening of the newly converted TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood, the very site of the film's 1939 Hollywood premiere.

January 16, 2014 12:00 am
2013 Winners of Brookfield Zoo's Boo at the Zoo! Halloween Costume Contest on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013

2013 Winners of Brookfield Zoo's Boo at the Zoo! Halloween Costume Contest on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013

The 2013 winners of Brookfield Zoo's Boo at the Zoo! Halloween Costume Contest on Saturday, Oct. 19 included (left to right) a family dressed up as "The Wizard of Oz," a mouse, a mini Son of Svengoolie with a rubber chicken sidekick, Count Dracula, Chucky, a flying pig, a colonial gown garbe…

October 22, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Bluebirds, Shirley Temple and Albert's 2013 Auction Sunday for MS

OFFBEAT: Bluebirds, Shirley Temple and Albert's 2013 Auction Sunday for MS

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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