LQ’s “Da’ Hip-Hop Wizzard of Oz,” an Upbeat Twist on the Classic Story, will hit the Corona Historical Civic Center Auditorium Stage on October 19th-20th
“Da’ Hip-Hop Wizzard of Oz” is an original play written by Ms. LaQuette Milner. The actual production of “Da’ Hip-Hop Wizzard of Oz” is an extension of LQ’s Performing Arts Center (LQ’s Productions); in which, is a local non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that has been in existence since 2004. LQ’s goal is to be able to empower the community with the understanding/appreciation for the Performing Arts through educational classes, travel experience, intensive training, and informative/uplifting performances.
The timing is finally right to travel to various theatres, so that “Da’ Hip-Hop Wizzard of Oz” can be brought to more audiences nationwide; in which will help enlighten those who wish to see the show. “Da’ Hip-Hop Wizzard of Oz” has been successful at the following past shows/theatres: February 2008- Harvey Auditorium (Bakersfield, CA), May 2008- Ed Center (Bakersfield, CA), November 2010- El Portal (North Hollywood, CA), March 2011- Steelworkers Auditorium (Fontana, CA), April 2011- Sturges Center (San Bernardino, CA), May 2011- K.L. Peters Auditorium (Beverly Hills, CA), May 2012- West Angeles Performing Arts Theatre (Los Angeles, CA), July 2012 (North Hollywood, CA), CSUB’s Dore Theatre (Bakersfield, CA) in December 2012, April 2013 at Martin Luther King High School’s Theatre (Riverside, CA), May 2013 at Ramona High’s Theatre (Riverside, CA), and, just recently; September 14th-15th at Rialto High School’s Theatre (Rialto, CA).
The old saying, “Never forget where you came from”- is something that creator, LaQuette Milner, will strive to live by; and that’s why she’s continuing to bring “Da’ Hip-Hop Wizzard of Oz” to her hometown area, the INLAND EMPIRE…
LQ’s is set to bring “Da’ Hip-Hop Wizzard of Oz” to Corona’s Historical Civic Center Auditorium (815 W. Sixth St., Corona), on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 6pm; and Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 3pm.
Admission Prices: Early Bird Special: $10/Per Person and at the Door: $20/Per Person; Kids: Ages 2 & under are Free.
Tickets may be purchases online at www.lqspac.org or at the following local locations: Razzle Dazzle Dance Shoes and Apparel (1445 Spruce Street, Riverside, 951-235-9091) and Associated Specialists in Hearing Disorders (4440 Brockton Ave, Riverside, 951-778-0181).
“Da’ Hip-Hop Wizzard of Oz” is an original modernized version of the classic story of “The Wizard of Oz.” This production is a full-length stage play; better described as a “dancial”- which is a production that is told through dance, movement, music, singing, and acting. Because “Da’ Hip-Hop Wizzard of Oz” is just loosely based on “The Wizard of Oz,” it holds its own identity; which allows it to grow and expand on its own.
“Da’ Hip-Hop Wizzard of Oz” sheds new light and brings outstanding creativity to an old idea. This show has a wonderful storyline and is able to captivate the audience with its power messages, entertaining songs, and high energy dancing.
Play Synopsis: Dorothy is your average teenager, living in Bakersfield, wanting to become a star. But, for some reason, she experiences great opposition from everyone around her. It is only when she gets swept away to this mysterious Hip-Hop infused Land of Oz, where she’s able to build the confidence she needs to follow her dreams. Dorothy and her friends (the Scarecrow, the Tinman, and the Lion) travel through the Land of Oz in hopes of gaining the things that they lack from the GREAT WIZZard of Oz. But the GREAT WIZZard of Oz will not grant any of their wishes unless Dorothy kills the Evil Wicked Witch of the Westside, Ms. Evilbean, and retrieve the Book of Dance. In figuring out what Dorothy is going to do, the audience is taken through this 2-hour long story of courage, trials, struggle, strife, jealously, enlightenment, and triumph-all told through dancing, acting, movement, and music.
“Da’ Hip-hop Wizzard of Oz” cast members are made up of a core group, which has been with the production for 1+ year; with additional local cast members. The cast members of the core group are: Andrea Burgess, China Taylor, Floyd Milner, Isaac Stewart, Jayla Ruffus-Milner, Kevin John Peters, LaQuette Milner, Laura Nicole, Linda S. Fabre, Neiko Keiyan, Shania Curtis, and Theida Salazar.
After graduating from Riatlo High School in 1997, Milner went to New York City and graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. From there, Milner has appeared in a national tour, on Broadway, and various shows/plays. Milner later graduated from California State University of Bakersfield with a B.A. of Theatre Arts and then opened up LQ’s Performing Arts Center, a nonprofit organization group dedicated to enriching and empowering the lives of the youth through the Performing Arts. Now Ms. LaQuette Milner is ready to hit the entertainment industry by storm with her hit show “Da’ Hip-Hop Wizzard of Oz.”
For More Information, Contact LaQuette Milner at (661) 343-0442