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Wizard Of Oz In Sardis

For almost two months Susan Hart (left), Tom Latham, Samatha Allred, Vaughn Hart and Hannah Higdon have been making the trip to Sardis preparing for the stage production of L. Frank Baum’s “Wizard of Oz.” Latham directs the production, which includes a large cast from north Mississippi. – Photo Provided

Last chance to see the beloved musical, “The Wizard of Oz,” at the Panola Playhouse Sunday, June 29.  The curtains will rise, and the magical journey down the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City will start at 2:30 Sunday afternoon.  

    A little girl named Dorothy and her little dog Toto; witches, both good and bad;  the Wizard; the Cowardly Lion; the Scarecrow; the Tinman; Flying Monkeys, Munchkins; and many more fascinating characters will abound on the stage of  the community theatre at 212 South Main Street in Sardis.  

    Tom Latham of Water Valley directs this classic musical, which is rated “G.”  Jordan Raney of Cascilla stars as Dorothy, and she heads up a large cast from Sardis, Como, Batesville,  Senatobia, Oak-land, and many other north Mississippi towns.

    Panola Playhouse season ticket holders can attend this show for no charge, but they, like everyone else,  should make reservations ahead of time to be assured of having a seat at this very popular play.

    Tickets for those who do not have season memberships range in cost from $5 to $10, and can be purchased shortly before each performance at the theatre. Call (662) 487-3975 or visit to make your reservations and to get more information.  “The Wizard of Oz” is a must-see play for all children, yet it’s also a show that the entire family is likely to enjoy.

About The Theater

    The Panola Playhouse, founded in 1962, is one of the longest continually-running live theatres in the state of Mississippi. This unique, 150 seat theatre has been host to hundreds of wonderful performances over the last 45 years.  The Panola Playhouse season runs from September to August and generally includes 4 productions.  The show list each season consists of a variety of productions. The Panola Playhouse usually selects Broadway hits from the past as well as classics.

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