*** Recommended *** A charming production of “The Wizard of Oz” blew into Chicago for a short stay at the beautiful Chicago Theatre. All of your favorite characters sing all of your favorite songs, and there’s a couple of surprises, too. I thought the special effects, mostly projections, were disappointing – and rather fake. As my friend Nancy pointed out, there aren’t any hills in Kansas! Dorothy’s house is a broken-down shack, but the ‘munchkins’ in the audience didn’t seem to mind. My advice, take your family to the Emerald City. I give “The Wizard of Oz” 3 ½ Spotlights.
“The Wizard of Oz” runs through May 20th at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. Most reasonable parking option is the garage on Randolph between Michigan and Wabash (across from the Cultural Center) at $15. Tickets range from $39-$129. FYI (212) 465-6000. www.chicagotheatre.com #WizardofOZCHI or www.ticketmaster.com.
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