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Wizard of Oz great family fun as part of Derby Dinner lineup

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What I did on my summer vacation by Chuck Gilkey

 CLARKSVILLE -- We spent a Sunday traveling to the “land of OZ” at the Derby Dinner Playhouse. The play based on MGM’s hit television production follows the typical story line, but delighted fans of The Wizard of Oz. 

While Oz ended its run on Aug.  18, The Main Stage series for adults is well under way. 

Southern Crossroads, Death Trap, Winter Wonderettes, Don’t Dress for Dinner, Copacabana, and the classic Singing in the Rain are scheduled to bring a variety of music, mysteries, holiday thrills and musical frills to the one of the most famous theatrical stages in the area. Tickets can be purchased individually or a flex pack can be purchased to the theater that has been pleasing audiences for 38 years. 

The Children’s Theater kick-offs in October with the book Miss Nelson has a Field Day coming to life. 

The children’s theater is one of the best bargains in the area for a year of entertainment that will expose families with grade school students to the fine arts and help to bring the children’s imagination to life. For less than two hundred dollars, a family of two adults and two children can get a season subscription to the children’s theater that includes all four plays and a buffet breakfast that includes ham, scrambled eggs, French toast sticks, biscuits and gravy and whole lot more.

A Christmas Pirate Adventure is in December and includes a visit with Santa. The spring plays are Jungle Book and Princess Penelope’s Dragon. 

Derby Dinner also offers a special Musical Series that includes Branson on the Road, the Monarchs, an Evening with the Footnotes (the choral group at Derby Dinner), A Salute to Sun Records, and the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra. Tickets for these events are sold separately and are not part of the Main Stage.

To find the tickets or the flex package that is right for your family, visit www.derbydinner.com.