‘Wizard of Oz’ With a Twist at LCT

Lexington Children’s Theatre will perform a twist on a classic story this month with their production of “Oz.”

L. Frank Baum is struggling to finish his latest story, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” when a young girl named Dot sneaks into his house and is unexpectedly enlisted to help improvise and find an end to the story.

Enter Baum’s world of imagination as an overstuffed Victorian study becomes a magical land – a black footstool becomes Toto – a ceiling fan with scarves becomes a cyclone – and sofa stuffing, a potbelly stove and a bearskin rug become a scarecrow, a tin man and a lion.

Somewhere along the way, Dot realizes that Baum is the real wizard, but he needs an assistant … her imagination.

Showtimes are Sept. 16 at 2 p.m.; Sept. 22 at 2 & 7 p.m.; and Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. The show is recommended for ages 6 & up. Tickets are $17 adults, $14 children. Info: 254-4546 or www.lctonstage.org.