The Wizard of Oz had been a regular bedtime story and like any fairytale to a three-year-old child, she believed in it 100%.
From the get go, the professionalism of this production was clearly evident.
And the music — from the instrumentals, to the vocals, to the lyrics — it was all spot on. It was wonderful to hear ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’, ‘Follow the Yellow Brick Road’ and ‘Ding Dong the Witch is Dead’.
Dorothy was performed by Simone Collins, who played the doe-eyed innocent child, whisked away to another world. It was her first outing on the Opera House stage and hopefully, it won’t be her last.
The Wizard of Oz/ Marvel was performed by Malcom Adams, again a great choice.
The Wizard of Oz runs at Cork Opera House until August 26. For tickets see www.corkoperahouse.ie.