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Photo from ACT's 2013 production


An  Audience Participation Play


9216 Westmoreland Rd, Cornelius.


Friday, November 16th at 7:30pm

Saturday, November 17th at 2pm, 5pm, 7:30pm

Sunday, November 18th at 2pm, 5pm.

From a Parent

My children started coming to see ACT Participation Plays when they were three and four years old.  They loved participating and now, four years later, they are the actors asking for children to participate.   It's such a wonderful experience for children.

'The Wizard of Oz' , An Audience Participation play


Friday, November 16th at 7:30pm

Saturday, November 17th at 2pm, 5pm , 7:30pm

Sunday, November 18th at 2pm & 5pm 

Warehouse Performing Arts Center

9216 Westmoreland Road, Cornelius, NC

All Tickets: $12 (Includes NC Admissions Tax)

To Make A Reservation Call:  704-707-6757

 ACT’s non-musical, audience participation production, The Wizard of Oz, will delight children of all ages in the classic family story where Dorothy and her newfound friends journey on a quest to find heart, courage, brains and most important, home. Artistic Director, Wrenn Goodrum has adapted the play from L. Frank Baum’s book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Join Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion as they encounter trees that talk and monkeys that fly, while searching for their heart’s desire.  

In The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the actors ask children in the audience to be Munchkins, Talking Trees and even flying monkeys. The audience can join in the fun from their seats barking for Toto or donning green spectacles when Dorothy enters Oz. Parents are welcomed to take photos as their children get into the ACT onstage. Dr. Wrenn Goodrum, Artistic Director of ACT, produced The Wonderful Wizard of Oz several times with her former company, All Children’s Theatre, in Providence, RI. Goodrum discovered there was a need for productions that urged audience members aged 3 - 12 and audiences of all ages to help tell the story. ”I wanted children to feel a part of the production…to participate, not just watch as an outsider. It is so much fun to watch children in the audience leap at the chance to join the actors onstage.” says Goodrum.  

From An Audience Member

My children loved going onstage as the mice.  They came home and wanted to act out the play  and played all the parts.  Such a great experience for children.  I highly recommend going to an ACT play.