Laura and Samara spend their days as non-profit unicorns and fill every spare minute exploring the world of musical theatre as BFFs (that’s Broadway Friends Forever).
How’s this for a wonderful holiday activity? A Company of Fools is running their annual singalong movie musical screening at the Mayfair Theatre—and this year it’s The Wizard of Oz! Gather up your friends and family and get your ticket soon—it’s a popular event and this movie was highly requested for this year’s screening.
The classic movie is so ingrained in our pop culture that even if you haven’t seen it, or it’s been a while, you’ll still know the big hits from the soundtrack—”Over the Rainbow,” “If I Only Had a Brain,” “Munchkinland,” and of course “We’re Off to See the Wizard!” Plus, the lyrics are on screen in case you forget a few words.
Follow Dorothy and her little dog Toto as she adventures through Oz, bringing along the Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion and Tin Man on her way to meet the great and powerful Wizard of Oz to help her get back home to Kansas—all while singing along with the crowd!
If you’ve never been, you’re in for a treat. Not only is there the wonderful classic movie musical to sing along to, but there are also 50/50 tickets and a costume contest with fantastic prizes.
Nicholas Leno, Interim Artistic Director for a Company of Fools, gave us a sneak peek at the costume prizes—there are categories for kids and adults! They include free ticket vouchers to the National Arts Centre, Chamberfest, gift cards to Banditos restaurant, as well as a slew of Fools merchandise. We couldn’t confirm if that also included a rubber chicken.
The whole event is a fundraiser for the Fools’ summer Torchlight Shakespeare in the Park series, which we were finally able to get out to see last summer and can’t wait for next season. Tickets for their Torchlight series are pay-what-you-can, and this fundraiser enables the Fools to continue to fulfill their mandate of making theatre accessible to everyone. Rumour has it there might be an announcement of next summer’s show at the end of the screening!
The sing-a-long screening of The Wizard of Oz takes place on December 29 at noon at the Mayfair Theatre. Doors open at 11:30. Tickets are $12-$15. The event lasts approximately two hours.