I still remember my third-grade Dorothy Halloween costume with extreme fondness. My tiny gingham dress is tucked carefully away in storage somewhere, and I was so mad that I had to interrupt the whole illusion and wear gloves while I was trick or treating. I’m pretty sure I tried to convince my mum to let me recreate the costume for special occasions for at least a year afterward. So you can imagine my excitement when I found out the Toronto Symphony Orchestra will be screening the iconic film, removing the original soundtrack save for Julie Garland’s voice, and performing the score live on Halloween weekend.
Audiences are encouraged to come in costume, so I might be digging that dress out of storage and reliving my glory years. Saturday evening’s performance will invite the audience to enjoy the film with a cocktail in hand, and on Sunday afternoon, families are encouraged to swarm Roy Thompson Hall in their Yellow Brick Road finest. What could be better?
The Wizard of Oz with Orchestra
Sat, October 29 at 8:00pm
Sun, October 30 at 3:00pm
Roy Thomson Hall
Saturday Evening $38-$105
Sunday Matinee Adults $20-$65; Matinee Children (ages 5 to 12) $16.50-$33
~ Haley Cullingham