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DAYTON OH (February 1, 2012) – The Dayton Philharmonic’s 2011-2012 Kettering Health Network SuperPops Series will continue with “The Wizard of Oz with Orchestra” on Friday and Saturday, February 17 & 18, 2012, at 8 p.m. both nights at the Schuster Center.   

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s 1939 film The Wizard of Oz has come to embody the definition of a movie “classic.”  Dorothy, her three faithful companions, the Wicked Witch, and her little dog Toto seem as fresh, real and endearing as the day this magical film first hit theaters. This is due to a combination of brilliant casting, novel use of Technicolor, a wonderful script adapted from a beloved children’s story, a landmark performance from a singer who would go on to make musical history, and, above all, the music and lyrics of Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg.

The union of these factors that produced a motion picture that has truly stood the test of time.  All those with children, or grandchildren, or just a child’s sense of wonder should plan to attend for this wonderful blend of Hollywood’s best with the live sound of a full orchestra.  

“The Wizard of Oz with Orchestra” is produced by John Goberman of A Symphonic Night at the Movies and Live from Lincoln Center fame.  The production was previously presented by the DPO to sold-out houses in the 2006-2007 season.

Tickets for “The Wizard of Oz with Orchestra” range from $23 – $76 and are available by calling (888) 228-3630 or by ordering on the web at www.daytonphilharmonic.com.

The Dayton Philharmonic’s 2011-2012 SuperPops Series is sponsored by Kettering Health Network.   Concert media sponsor for the performances of February 17 & 18 is Cox Media Group/The Dayton Daily News.