The Wizard of Oz

adapted by Erin Derrick from the book by L. Frank Baum
performed by actors from CTC’s Summer Academy


Journey along the yellow brick road through a world of strange creatures & vengeful witches to visit the wonderful Wizard of Oz. This family-friendly show is produced by CTC theatre professionals and features a cast of young actors (8-13) from the Summer Academy. Each weekend of shows has a different cast and director, corresponding to the 8 sessions of the camp that were offered.

For special Cultural Pass performances, click the button below for info and reservations. (Cultural Pass will only be honored on the Friday performance dates indicated there.)

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In the Summer Academy, young people spend three weeks under the direction and attention of experienced instructor/directors on the production of a beloved classic. The program gives kids the experience of rehearsing and performing a professional-
quality play complete with sets, costumes, lighting, & public audiences (performances take place the final Friday & Saturday of each session). Novice & experienced young actors work together, learning to use their voices & bodies as tools for artistic expression.

Shows take place on Fridays, and Saturdays @ 7:30 and Saturdays are @ 2:00. Camp participants are given first chance at tickets, and these shows do fill up. For info on tickets, contact the business office or email

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  • June 15-16, directed by Melinda Crecelius
  • June 22-23, directed by Meg Caudill
  • June 29-30, directed by Mitchell Martin
  • July 13-14, directed by Charlie Sexton
  • July 20-21, directed by Mera Kathryn Corlett
  • July 27-28, directed by Heather Burns
  • August 3-4, directed by Jennifer Pennington and Omicah House
  • August 10-11, directed by Hallie Dizdarevic


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All shows performed at Commonwealth Theatre Center
on the Nancy Niles Sexton Stage
1123 Payne Street, Louisville, KY 40204

Tickets for Summer Academy shows are $8. House opens 30 minutes before curtain and seating is general admission. Parking is on-street (parallel, no meters) or in the lot behind the building.