Windsor, N.J. - Click your heels together tres veces (three
times) and follow the adventures of a teenager who is just
as sure to win hearts as her endearing predecessor, Dorothy
Gale of Kansas. Embracing the richness of Latin culture, Theatreworks
USA presents the new musical "The Yellow Brick Road,"
a bilingual tale of 15-year-old Dora, at Mercer County Community
College's Kelsey Theatre. Performances take place on Saturday
Oct. 1 at 2 and 4 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on Mercer's
Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.
between two worlds - her Latin family traditions and contemporary
American culture - Dora embarks on a journey of self-discovery
on the eve of her quinceañera, her 15th birthday. A
mysterious woman disrupts her party to forewarn Dora about
a trip that will take her far from home. While traveling along
the Amarillo Brick Road en route to the Emerald City, Dora
meets three friends, each from a different Latin culture.
She also meets a wicked witch flamenco dancer, and a glamorous
Jennifer Lopez-esque Maga de Oz. In the end, she discovers
the true meaning of "home." Songs by Jaime Lozano
and Tommy Newman capture a spectrum of Latin flavors from
Cuban and Castilian to mariachi.
USA is America's largest and most prolific professional not-for-profit
theater for youth and family audiences. Since 1961, it has
enlightened, entertained and instructed more than 78 million
people in 49 states and Canada.
are $10 for all ages. Tickets may be purchased online
or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333. Kelsey
Theatre is wheelchair accessible. Free parking is available
next to the theater.
a complete listing of adult and children's events for the
2011-12 season, visit the Kelsey website or call the box office
for a brochure.
the complete events schedule and more at Kelsey Theatre, visit:
Patch Visual and
Performing Arts Workshops