It's pretty cool to see "The Wizard of Oz" on the big screen, but even better when the score is played LIVE.
For three days in April, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will perform the score to the movie while the original vocal tracks from the stars of the film (including Judy Garland) will provide the singing voices.
We're putting this in the "extra awesome thing to do with family" pile of events.
Full Press Release:
Join the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for a magical new multimedia production featuring one of the most beloved films of all time, The Wizard of Oz. Experience the brilliantly restored film in its entirety on the big screen, complete with Judy Garland’s original vocal recordings, while the Orchestra plays the lush soundtrack live. This timeless classic is a treat for adults and children alike!
The Wizard of Oz was a technical marvel for the MGM studio in the late 1930s, and the Oscar-winning film remains one of the most popular in history. This version includes not only re-mastered images but also new transcriptions of Harold Arlen’s brilliant lost scores. Oz with Orchestra is presented by John Goberman, Emmy Award-winning producer of Live from Lincoln Center and the creator of the critically acclaimed A Symphonic Night at the Movies. Principal Pops Conductor Ron Spigelman conducts.
The concerts take place April 3, 4 and 5 at Bass Performance Hall and begin at 8 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $26 - $78 and are available online at www.fwsymphony.org and by telephone at 817-665-6000. Discounted rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Call 817-665-6500, ext. 150 for details.