Tuesday, July 18, 2017

LGBT Theater Company Lets Viewers in on Bizarre Antics Happening ‘Backstage at Oz’

Posted By on Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 5:22 AM

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The Woodlawn Pointe company has been bringing LGBT and alternative theater to San Antonio since their opening of The Golden Glee Club. Their latest production, Backstage at Oz, is a musical comedy “about the antics of a group of actors taking part in a stage production of The Wizard of Oz.” The show follows actors playing Dorothy and co. when their production of Oz is interrupted by a strike by the Munchkins, who demand “bigger pay for little people.” The play-within-a-play features characters like a Shakespearean actor who believes his role of Oz is beneath him, a drunk who plays the Cowardly Lion, and an unlikely pair playing Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch. Moreover, the beloved Scarecrow pulls out due to a straw allergy, and Dorothy follows through with the part despite her breasts being too large for the part. Written by Bernard J. Taylor, the play makes its debut in a production directed by Dave Cortez with artistic input from Greg Hinojosa. 

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