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Westmoreland Sanctuary Wizard of Oz
Outdoor and Interactive Performance of “Wizard of Oz” at Westmoreland Sanctuary

June 30, 2016
Westmoreland Sanctuary Nature Center & Wildlife Preserve of Mount Kisco, the non-profit Nature Center and Wildlife Preserve, announced that tickets are now on sale for its interactive, outdoor production of “The Wizard of Oz”. Six performances over the last two weekends of July represent community theatre at its finest for the entire family to engage and enjoy.  

Ann Paul, Director at Westmoreland Sanctuary, said, “We’re thrilled to bring “The Wizard of Oz” to life for the entire community to enjoy. Where else can you see an outdoor performance of a classic while embracing all that nature offers, from the beautiful backdrop of our woods to unrehearsed appearances by special fly-by guests such as birds or butterflies?”

“Unique to this magical performance will be its audience interaction. Audiences will take part in the adventure along the yellow brick road, interact with cast members and get to meet all of Oz’s favorite characters from Dorothy and Toto to the Tin Man, Scarecrow and Lion. It’s a special experience for the entire family to enjoy, and we anticipate a great turnout,” she concluded.

Cast members of “Wizard of Oz”—both adults and children—hail from all over the county. Teaming up with the Sanctuary is Denise Simon, who is the show’s director, and Carolyn Nielsen, who will oversee production.

Following each Saturday performance there will be a ‘Cabaret Campfire’ open to all and an open pit to roast marsh mellows following the remaining shows.

The performance dates are July 22, 23, 24 and July 29, 30 and 31. Performances on Friday evening (July 22, 29) and Saturday evening (July 23, 30) begin at 6:30 p.m.; Sunday performances (July 24 & 31) start at 2:00 p.m. Ticket sales are $20 for members and $22 for non-members, and $12 for children 12 and under. All performances will be held at Westmoreland Sanctuary, 260 Chestnut Ridge Road in Mt. Kisco, NY. To order tickets go to

Ticket sales support the environmental education and conservation programs at Westmoreland Sanctuary. Almost 10,000 children and young students take classes every year at the non-profit Nature Center and Wildlife Preserve.

Thanks to Halstead Quinn and Agera Energy who are proud local supporters of “The Wizard of Oz”.

Westmoreland Sanctuary
About Westmoreland Sanctuary

June 30, 2016
Westmoreland Sanctuary is a Nature Center & Wildlife Preserve founded almost 60 years ago through the vision of philanthropist Helen Clay Frick, daughter of Henry Clay Frick. That initial land contribution of approximately 30 acres in 1957 has since grown to 640 acres of contiguous, preserved land today - free for public use - with 7.5 miles of the finest hiking trails and outdoor vistas offered anywhere in Westchester County.

As a non-profit charity organization, Westmoreland Sanctuary’s mission is to secure and preserve land for the enjoyment and enrichment of all through Environmental education and Conservation programs. The Sanctuary is open to all, all year round. To learn more about Westmoreland Sanctuary or to make a donation, please visit: