Salvage Vanguard Theater
2803 Manor Rd.
Set decades after the events of The Wizard of Oz, this Oz has lost its luster, and faces hardships brought by drought and disillusionment. Witness this new work of musical theatre by Daniel Alexander Jones and Bobby Halvorson, based loosely upon L. Frank Baum's The Marvelous Land of Oz. It's "one part trunk-show and one part ritual of remembrance," directed by Will Davis for Salvage Vanguard Theater, and featuring performances by Cami Alys, Florinda Bryant, Wesley Bryant, Jacques Colimon, the Chronicle's own Robert Faires, Nitra Gutierrez, Heather Hanna, Daniel Alexander Jones, Jarrett King, Alexis Leah Scott, Carla Nickerson, and Robert Pierson. (Note: You know you wanna see General Jinjur lead a bodacious girl army to the Emerald City in revolt against the dusty Scarecrow King.) Thu.-Sat., July 31-Aug. 23, 8pm. $15-20 (two-for-one, July 31 & Aug. 7).
This show weaves Chinese mythology and contemporary Austin into a modern tale inspired by the 1875 U.S. Supreme Court case Chy Lung v. Freeman, 92 U.S. 275. Written by Christine Hoang, Alice Liu Cook, LiLan Ren, and Leng Wong – and directed by Wong for Lucky Chaos. Fri.-Sat, Aug. 8-9 & Sep. 5-6, 8pm. $15.
The Chronicle's own theatre daddy, Robert Faires (the Scarecrow) joins Jomama Jones (Ozma) in Daniel Alexander Jones and Bobby Halvorson's wicked take on the next chapters of the land of Oz. Thu., July 31 - Sat., Aug. 23Thu.-Sat., July 31-Aug. 23, 8pm, except Aug. 1, 7pm. $20; $15 students w/ ID; 2-for-1 tickets, July 31 and Aug. 7; $50, VIP, Aug. 9 only.
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