Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Wizard of Oz on Ice

On KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #201: Elephansnydus Dana talks about his upcoming performance in The Wizard of Oz at the Lyceum Theatre in Arrow Rock, MO.

Dana will be performing the part of the Cowardly Lion from June 7th to June 16th!

Artwork by ZZCOOP

You can go to the Lyceum Theatre website for tickets and info.

Anyway, Dana reminded me of the 1996 CBS TV special "The Wizard of Oz on Ice"?

Remember Bobby McFerrin's performance as The Wizard?

Oksana Baiul as Dorothy... but Shanice providing the voice of Dorothy?

And the ruby red ice skates?

Oh dear. It really happened.

Thankfully some of it is on YouTube. Even more thankfully, not all of it is on YouTube.

It starts out with an introduction by someone I don't recognize, but the scroll on the bottom indicates that his name was Senator Bob Dole:

Click here to see The Cowardly Lion sing!

Here are a bunch of videos I found but didn't watch. They may be a Rickroll or something. For your sake, I hope they are.

Here is the "making of" special which sadly never answers the question "why".

Now you should be sufficiently ready for a QUALITY version of this story. Go to the Lyceum Theatre website for tickets and info.

1 comment:

Aaron said...

Every time I look at that image of Dana as the Lion, the 5-hour drive to Arrow Rock seems to get shorter and shorter…