In Which the Witch is Dissatisfied with her Job Location


WICKED WITCHIs that Dorothy and her little dog? I bet they’re still trying to get to the TURNER CENTRE to see THE WIZARD OF OZ NEXT WEEK. I thought we’d sent the virus in to stop that show months ago?
FLYING MONKEY 1It didn’t work.
FLYING MONKEY 2The show’s still going ahead.
FLYING MONKEY 3They’re just too clever for us.
WICKED WITCHGggrrrr… Pesky Kiwis. I should have known better than to take a job in New Zealand.

The Wizard of Oz

16 – 18 OCT | Turner Centre Kerikeri

“We’re off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz!” Come and join the youth members of the Stage Door Theatre Company in this beloved and magical adventure. With familiar songs, fun, laughter and even a few flying monkeys. This classic story, brought to life by a young talented cast of thirty-six 7 – 17 year-olds, is not to be missed.

In Which We Find Out the Tin Man’s Real Name


TIN MANHelp! I’m trying to get to the Wizard of Oz at The Turner Centre next week, but I’ve completely seized up! Can you oil my joints, please?
DOROTHYWe’re going there too! You can come with us. What do they call you?
SCARECROWIs it ‘Rusty’?
COWARDLY LIONOr is it ‘Oil-iver’?
TIN MANNo…. It’s ‘Caesar’.
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In Which Scarecrow Reveals He is Terrible at Maths

Part Four

SCARECROWHi there, little girl and her dog. I see you’re heading down the Yellow Brick Road?
DOROTHYHello Mr Straw Man. Yes, we’re off to the Turner Centre to see the Wizard of Oz.
SCARECROWOh, I really want to see that show, and so do my young crow friends.
DOROTHYThey have Family Tickets, you know. How many crow friends do you have?
Twelvety fiveteen and a halven
DOROTHY(Momentarily confused)
I tell you what, we’ll work it out when we get there.
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In Which Dorothy Gets a Bit of Colour in Her Cheeks

Part Three

DOROTHYWhat is this place? Wait… it looks just like Oz!
TOTOThe place with man-eating sharks and killer spiders?
DOROTHYNo not Australia, Toto. ‘Oz’, as in ‘The Wizard of Oz’.
TOTOYou mean the place with flying monkeys and evil witches?
DOROTHYYes. We’re much safer here.
TOTOAnd I have to say, it’s doing wonders for your complexion, Dorothy.
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In Which Dorothy Loses Her Tickets to a Tornado

Part Two

DOROTHYRun to the storm shelter, Toto! There’s a tornado coming!
TOTOBut where did you put our Wizard of Oz tickets, Dorothy?
DOROTHY It’s okay, they’re right here in my… Oh no! They’ve blown away! Did you see where they went?
TOTOYes. Somewhere over that rainbow.
DOROTHYQuick, after them, Toto! We can’t miss that show. It’s going to be out of this world!
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