Ford Ireland has partnered with the Cork Opera House to sponsor the eagerly anticipated summer production of the well-known classic, The Wizard of Oz. The musical theatre production will run from July 19 to August 26, with a total of 45 performances scheduled.
Directed by internationally acclaimed director Wayne Jordan, the Cork Opera House production of The Wizard of Oz is a reimagined version of the heart-warming story with many surprises and twists along the way. It promises audiences lots of singing, dancing, laughter and a few tears with Dorothy, her dog Toto, the Scarecrow, Tin Man, the cowardly Lion, the Wicked Witch of the West and of course the Wizard – telling the magical story of friendship along the yellow brick road.
Ciarán McMahon, Chairman and Managing Director of Ford Ireland, said: “We are really excited to be working with the Cork Opera House as the sponsorship partner on The Wizard of Oz summer production. It’s a much loved story in our house and I’m sure in many other households throughout Ireland. The Cork Opera House production will be a highlight of summer and I am sure will delight all adults and children who see it!”
Commenting on the sponsorship with Ford, Eibhlín Gleeson, CEO, Cork Opera House, said: “ It is great to have a trusted Cork brand on board as our sponsorship partner for The Wizard of Oz, Ford are joining us on this exciting journey to bring another great summer musical to the stage of Cork Opera House. Following on from the sell-out success of Annie last year, we can promise audiences another fabulous production. We are looking forward to seeing you all somewhere over the rainbow this summer at Cork Opera House!”
Tickets for The Wizard of Oz are available on sale now. For more details visit www.corkoperahouse.ie or call the box office on 021-4270022.