Join the OZ Museum for a tour of the Totos Around Town installment in Wamego. This tour will visit the various, colorfully hand-painted Toto statues that are placed around town – there are 15 total! There are maps for discovering the Totos which can be found at various locations in Wamego, including of course, OZ Museum. Once you’re comfortable getting out and about, you can snag your own map and go for an OZsome adventure!
Collector Michael Gessel discusses how to identify Oz books: How to figure out the first editions, printing dates, and special features. This presentation, which is aimed at beginners, offers general guidelines. He discusses color plates, spine imprints, covers, jackets, and other distinguishing characteristics. He also provides tips for collecting.
Bringing the legend of Oz to a whole new generation, Wicked is arguably the most popular (see what I did there?) interpretation since 1939. In fact, there are over 100 cover versions of tunes from the musical. This playlist showcases some of the more obscure and interesting ones including a recent one recorded by a family during the quarantine. We also have a few dance club versions as well as a barbershop quartet arrangement of “As Long As You're Mine." The playlist closes out with a beautiful rendition of “For Good” on harp. You'll turn green with envy after enjoying these new arrangements. (31 minutes)
Oz Club Vice President Ryan Bunch visits with New Jersey writer and theatre artist, Amber Kusching, about her interactive, dystopian, technological take on the L. Frank Baum classic tale. Kusching's play OZ.ORG will stream on Zoom as a part of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival in September; where Oz is only a click of the ruby slippers or a click of the mouse away.
The Marvelous Land of Oz was discovered in Chicago, and one of the most visible tributes to L. Frank Baum’s fairyland is a lovely park just north of downtown. Join us for a brief tour of Oz-related sites in Chicago, ending in Oz Park, where we will enjoy a picnic with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion.
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