Wiz of the West hits the stage in Hazelton

The Missoula Children’s Theatre brings a new production titled the “Wiz of the West” to the Hazeltons.

This week welcomes the return of the Missoula Children’s Theatre who are bringing a new production titled the “Wiz of the West” which will be hosted by the Hazelton Area Theatre Society.

Organizer Barb Janze, said after the success of last year’s production she wanted to bring another great musical back to the area and the many children and youth who were involved.

“Last year we hosted MCT to produce Treasure Island and we have invited them back again this year,” she explained. “Up to 60 youth from kindergarten to Grade12 will put together a musical in one week, May 7-12.”

This year the story features a “twisted” adaptation of The Wizard of Oz.

In addition, this year rehearsals are after school from 3:30-8:30 p.m. with the younger participants generally only practicing a couple of hours each day.  MCT will also be putting together a few theatre workshops for the students during the day at school. Performances will be Friday May 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday May 12 at 3 p.m.

Tickets are currently for sale at the Bulkley Valley Credit Union Hazelton Branch, Mercedes Beans and Model Teas, Point One Eight Clothing Store, and Gitanmaax Band and  the cost is $10 for adults and $5 for youth.