Dorothy, played by Katie Rains of Lowell, and Ozma, played by Hannah Gould of Pepperell in Cannon Theatre’s "Return to Oz."
Dorothy, played by Katie Rains of Lowell, and Ozma, played by Hannah Gould of Pepperell in Cannon Theatre's "Return to Oz."

LITTLETON -- Cannon Theatre offers a new look at the merry old Land of Oz in its latest show "Return to Oz."

The production, based on the second and third books by L. Frank Baum and adapted and with original music by Shawn Cannon, plays the theater on Littleton Common Jan. 23, 24, 30, 31 and Feb. 6, 7, at 7 p.m. A Jan. 31 matinee is sold out.

New adventures ensue as Dorothy and her friends -- the Scarecrow, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion and Glinda -- reunite and try to rescue the Queen of Ev and her family, who are captured and held by the evil Nome King.

Besides that nasty Nome, new characters include Jack Pumpkinhead, Mombi, The Wogglebur, Tiktok, Ozma, General Jinjur and Billina.

The production features music, dance and fun adventures appropriate for the whole family.

Tickets $20, adults; $15, seniors/students; $10 children, 10 and under.

Visit or call 978-456-0060 to purchase tickets and for information.

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  • KID STUFF: Alexander Children's Theatre School holds auditions for the musical "The Addams Family" on Saturday, Jan. 30, and Sunday, Jan. 31, by appointment only, at the Umbrella Community Arts Center, 40 Stow St., Concord. The auditions are for middle and high school age students. Performances will be May 29-31. Call ACTS at 781-899-4467 or email for appointment. Visit for info.
  • ACTING UP: Reagle Music Theatre of Waltham announces several theater camps for aspiring young actors, ages 8-15, in the coming months. The programs include Winter Workshop, Feb. 17-20; Spring Workshop, April 21-24 and Summer Camp, July 6-31. Led by theater professionals and educators, as well as performers and students, the classes develop many performance skills and techniques including improvisation, stage movement, character exploration, auditioning skills, vocal technique, stage combat and technical stage craft. Visit for details and registration.

Please submit theater news to Nancye Tuttle at at least 10 days to two weeks before a production opens.