Hilbert Circle Theatre returns to its movie palace roots this weekend. The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra performs the score to The Wizard of Oz as the film plays on a big screen making for an exciting Indianapolis music event. Tickets to this Indianapolis culture event range from $20.00 to $73.00, with special pricing available for Indianapolis kids. Tickets are selling like hot cakes, so don’t delay, or you might miss out on this one of a kind Indianapolis performing arts production.
Based on a the L. Frank Baum novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Wizard of Oz shares the imaginative story of a young Kansan girl, Dorothy Gale, as she travels via tornado to the magical land of Oz. When her house lands on the Wicked Witch of the East, she is an instant hero. But her only goal is to find away back to her Aunt Em. She travels to meet the Wizard of Oz, of the Emerald City, making a few friends along the way in the Scarecrow, the Tinman and the Cowardly Lion. But her quest is beset by the evil doings of the Wicked Witch of the West, who is out to avenge her sister’s death.
Since its release in 1939, the filmed version of The Wizard of Oz has captured the hearts of millions of people around the world, adults and kids alike. Starring Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr and Frank Morgan,experiencing The Wizard of Oz has come to be a universal part of childhood. The film is famous not only for its creative world, but also for its many captivating songs. We have composer and lyricist Harold Arlen to thank for classics like “Over the Rainbow,” “The Jitterbug,” “If I Only Had. . .,” and “The Merry Old Land of Oz.”
Famous as one of the first films made using Technicolor, The Wizard of Oz is a legendary piece of cinema history. It was not only nominated for several Academy Awards, but was awarded the Oscar for Best Original Song (“Over the Rainbow”). The United States Library of Congress named the film as one of the most watched movies in history.
Friday, March 26 through Sunday, March 28, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra offers Hoosiers the chance to experience the film like never before. Conductor Steven Reinecke will lead the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in a performance of the soundtrack to The Wizard of Oz while the film plays in the background. Hear the orchestrations of this famed movie musical in a whole new way.
Before the concert grab dinner at any of the delicious Indianapolis restaurants in Indianapolis downtown. After the concert head to an Indianapolis bar to unwind over cocktails. Or take a walk around Monument Circle in the cool Spring air, as you marvel at the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument. Stay tuned to Indianapolis News, Events and Information on Fun City Finder.com for all the latest on fun things to do in Indianapolis.
The Wizard of Oz
March 26 to March 28
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Hilbert Circle Theatre
45 Monument Circle
Indianapolis, IN 46202