Specifically the ones that were in the Wizard of Oz.
As a kid, I got to go next door to my grandparents to watch the Wizard of Oz...
My grandmother kicked out my older uncles and set me up on the couch with some snacks. Oh the joy of living next to your grandparents as a little kid.
I snuggled up on the couch, like a queen, all by myself and watched... I loved when it turned from black and white to color - that yellow brick road and the greens of Oz!
Then...... dun, dun, dun... the flying monkeys appeared!!! My head was quickly under the pillow! They still get to me this day!
As a life long fan of most of the Wizard literary, theatrical, musical and cinematographic productions I have tried to enjoy them all. I've read the Baum book, I've seen the movie, I've read Wicked, Son of a Witch (one of the best books ever), and a Lion Among Men by Maguire, I've seen the musical Wicked a few times.
And now..... drum roll please.... I have the chance to see the Wizard of Oz at our local theater, The Bradley Playhouse! There will be flying monkeys!!! There will be great music and song!!! There will be great acting!!!
The show dates are:
Aug. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16 at 7:30 p.m. • Aug. 3, 10, 17 at 2 p.m.
Get tickets here at The Bradley Theater website. It is a show that you will NOT want to miss!
Tonight, as a welcome in for this upcoming show, this beautiful rainbow appeared in Putnam:
"Somewhere over the rainbow", not quite in tune like Judy Garland did, nor as good as The Bradley Playhouse's Dorothy will, but still I know my dreams do come true in Putnamania!