The Island Theatre Workshop brings Oz to the Vineyard

See Island Theatre Workshop's "Wizard of Oz" starting Saturday, August 24. — Photo Courtesy Island Theatre Wo

Venture “Over the Rainbow” to the land of Oz this week for Island Theatre Workshop’s production of “The Wizard of Oz: The Musical.” This musical, based on the beloved story by Frank L. Baum, closely follows the 1939 classic film featuring Judy Garland.

Performances are August 24 through 27, and 29 through 31 at 7:30 pm, with a special matinee show at 2 pm on September 1. West Tisbury teen Darby Patterson will play the role of Dorothy, and the shows will feature a real-life Toto. Rykerr Maynard, Brad Austin, Jesse Seward, Felicity Russell, Katie Feeks, John Ortman, Clarke Maffitt, and Corinne deLangavant also star in lead roles.

The production is directed by Kevin Ryan, with associate director Lee Fierro and music director Peter Boak. All shows are at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $20, and $12 for children under 12. They are available at the door, or online at For more information, call 508-737-8550.