JOIN DOROTHY and her little dog, Toto, on their adventures down the Yellow Brick Road as the Chesapeake High School Theatre Group and Choral Music Department present the musical "The Wizard of Oz" at 7: 30 p.m. tonight, tomorrow and March 26 and 27 in the school auditorium.
Matinees will be given at 1 p.m. tomorrow and March 27.
General admission is $7. Children younger than 12 and senior citizens pay $5.
This production of the L. Frank Baum tale involves one of the largest casts the drama group has ever put on the boards, said Linda Hall, group spokeswoman.
"We have cast members from the high school, the middle school, and many little Munchkins from area elementary schools, plus a rather extensive stage crew that makes the stage magic happen," Hall said.
Morgan Uebersax stars as Dorothy, with Katherine Nochera as the Wicked Witch of the West and Ashly Margenthaler as Glenda the Good Witch of the North.
Dorothy's fellow travelers will be Jonathan Hall as the Scarecrow; Tim Grieb as the Tin Woodsman; and George Johnson as the Cowardly Lion.
Art Hall does double duty as Professor Marvel and the great and powerful Wizard of Oz.
Cast members playing supporting roles include Kim Ernst, Elizabeth Jester, David Johney, Bryan Knapp, Erin Milford, Heather Schaughency, Elizabeth Dunn, Jennifer Hurt, Robert Bonner, Ian MacFie, Christopher Uhl, Clyde Johnson and Anthony Stolar.
Creating the the Yellow Brick Road, Munchkinland, Emerald City, the climactic scene at the witch's castle and the return to Kansas has been the awesome job of a stage crew lead by Valerie Bryant, with Becky Robley as assistant. Matt Ashe is head carpenter, and Veronica Godfrey heads the art staff with Jimmy Conrad serving as lighting director.
The high-tech staging of the special effects is under the direction of Jason Mileo and his crew: Jen Bishop, Sarah Triesoer, Christie Voith, Katie Murphy, Ron Young, Brent Mullen, Andrea Rios, Laura Mouncey, Clyde Johnson, Matt Curtiss, Jason Lutman, Danielle White, Christine Cordle, Cristine Ehly, Chris Ann Livingston, Eric Langenstein, Anthony Stolar, John Jones, and Dawn Griffin.
The whole show is under the direction of Tim Simmons and Bob Reichert with Mike Simmons as technical director. Choral music teacher Karen Simmons is the music director, and choreographer Rose Mullikin creates the dance numbers.
Chesapeake High School is at 4798 Mountain Road.
Tickets for roast
Tickets are available for the Knights of Columbus community service awards bull and oyster roast from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Kurtz' Beach, Kurtz Avenue.
According to Len Switala, KC spokesman, eight firefighters and emergency medical technicians, and a county police officer were nominated by their peers for this honor.
The honorees are Ryan Heath and Jason Boyer from Orchard Beach Volunteer Fire Company Michael J. Ashburn and Evelyn Graf from the Riviera Beach company; William Rogers and Kevin Weigman from Armiger; James Schlotterbeck and Matthew Hanks from Lake Shore, and Ross Passman, a county police Eastern District officer.
Proceeds will go to the Robert Cleckner Senior Memorial Scholarship Fund for local students.
Tickets are available from Len Switala, 410-437-1216, or Bill Thompson, 410-255-5941.
Stoney Creek Democratic Club on Fort Smallwood Road is sponsoring dinner and bingo Sunday.
The doors will open at noon with early bird games starting at 1 p.m.
Dinner is served at 1: 30 p.m. to be followed by 20 regular bingo games, specials and extras with a $400 guaranteed jackpot.
Admission is $20 and includes dinner and bingo. Additional cards, specials and extras will also be sold.
Information: 410-255-4611 or 410-636-2622.
The Pasadena Business Association is sponsoring a photo contest to find pictures for a coffee table book "Between Two Rivers -- a Panoramic View of Pasadena," due out in the fall.
The group is looking for recent photos of water views, waterfowl, landscapes and panoramic views of Pasadena.
The book is to be written by Isabel Cunningham of Annapolis, and photographer Marion Warren will be art director.
The photo contest is open to all ages and all levels of expertise. Three winning photos will be published.
Entries must be in color and measure 8 by 12 inches. Name and address should be written on the backs of the photos. Entries should be mailed to PBA, P.O. Box 861, Pasadena 21123-0861. The deadline is April 9. All entries become the property of the association.
Information: Wendy Harris, 410-437-8279
Dance to fitness
Couch potatoes have one more chance to get into shape before the shorts and swimsuit season at the last Sweatpants and Dance program, starting next week at George Fox Middle School on Outing Avenue.
Classes meet from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays for one hour of dancing to familiar tunes.
Program creator George Kelch has enlisted the help of Pat Shandrowsky to lead the sessions.