Costumes and hip hop and bears, oh my!

The stars of the Creative Energy Arts Factory
The stars of the Creative Energy Arts Factory's Wizard of Oz play gather on stage after the performance.
— image credit: K. Dingman

The Creative Energy Arts Factory danced their way into the audience’s hearts with their Wizard of Oz performance.
To mark the 75th anniversary of MGM’s classic Frank Baum tale, The Wizard of Oz, dancers sang, acted and danced the night away in the Traynor Hall Auditorium last Saturday.
But this performance didn’t follow suit with the original tale.
With hip-hopping crows, dazzling costumes, modern music and advanced dance moves, this Wizard of Oz performance was like no other.
A few different tales inspired this show — Wicked; the story of Oz before Dorothy, The Wiz; Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones’ soulful take on Baum’s original tale, and Oz The Great and Powerful; Disney’s recent adaptation.
Principal Director Alana Rybar, Artistic Director Malissa Palliyaguru and the ladies and gentleman of the dance school transformed the story of Oz into a performance of their own.

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