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Sunday, March 16, 2014

A Kick Start

There is a fascinating Kickstarter project running currently, aimed at this year's Winkie Convention in California; a production of The Tik-Tok Man of Oz is being put together for a one night only performance, with full cast, sets and costumes. It's a unique chance to see a production of a vintage musical entertainment, that isn't likely to ever be revived on a wide scale. L. Frank Baum wrote the book as well as a number of the song lyrics, and this show was the inspiration for the 1914 Oz title Tik-Tok of Oz.

The initial goal has already been reached, but this is certainly a case of the more the better, in order to be able to flesh out the show more thoroughly - after all, this is supposed to be a Fairyland Extravaganza! Here is a link to the Tik-Tok Man of Oz Kickstarter campaign; any contribution helps, and there are some nice premiums being offered at the higher pledge levels!

There are a couple other Oz-related Kickstarter projects running at the moment. The Shadow of Oz - A Tarot Deck, which ends on Monday, is a unique Tarot deck designed by a number of talented comic book artists, and Who Stole the Ruby Slippers? is a documentary on the still unsolved 2005 theft of a pair of original ruby slippers, from the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, MN.

1 comment:

ericshanower said...

Thanks for posting, Bill--and for your pledge! I look forward to seeing you at the performance.