IF YOU couldn't put down L. Frank Baum's children's classic, chances are you'll enjoy the latest Youngstars2.com's production of The Wizard of Oz Show when it comes to town.
Dorothy and all your favourite characters will head down Yellow Brick Road at 19 Sydney venues during the school holidays.
The journey starts today at Rooty Hill RSL (11am) and Joan Sutherland Centre (3.30pm) and returns to town next Wednesday (October 3, 10.30am) at St Marys Rugby League Club.
Brian Laul is one of the stars as Shakey the Scarecrow.
He has been fascinated by the Wizard of Oz since he picked up a comic as a little boy growing up in India.
"It's just like L. Frank Baum's book and how he would have wanted it, including Dorothy's silver shoes," he said.
"It's a great story of hope and self esteem with a modern take. It's a highly interactive show from the word go, where the kids help wake up the scarecrow. He's brainless but he's a fun character to play and has a great time with the girls and boys."
Shiney the Tin Man is a rapper in the latest Youngstars2.com production, which has performed 3000 shows internationally, including in front of L. Frank Baum's great grandson.
"Not knowing who he was, he told us afterwards that if his great grandfather was alive, he would be clapping, singing along and smiling with your show," Laul said.
They have also performed in front of eight surviving cast members of the 1939 movie.
The audience is encouraged to dress up and bring along a toy and book for the production's Children's Hospital Toy Appeal. Tickets are $17.50, available at the venues, ticketek.com.au or 132849