The Sing-A-Long evening, which combines audience participation and the classic 1939 film, will play the Center's Eisenhower Theater Sept. 9-14. Sing-A Long Wizard of Oz, produced in association with the Nederlander Organization, Clear Channel Entertainment and Warner Bros. Theatrical, premiered to raves last year in Chicago and is currently in the middle of an international tour, which will also include a stop in the United Kingdom. The digitally restored and remastered film — starring a young Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale — will be shown in its original large-screen format on a 23-foot-high by 32-foot-wide screen. The evening begins with a Master of Ceremonies who will introduce the film and will also lead the filmgoers through the audience participation. Additionally, each attendee will receive a “Perform-A-Long Fun Pack,” which includes a kazoo, bubbles, a noisemaker and a magic wand.
Audiences are also encouraged to dress as their favorite character from the classic film, and those who do will be invited to join an on-stage costume parade. Prizes will be awarded for “imagination and creativity.”
Tickets, priced at $27.50, are available by calling (800) 444-1324. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is located at 2700 F Street, NW in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.kennedy center.org.