Dorothy follows ‘Oz’ path to Oak Brook
Updated: April 19, 2012 1:10PM
The Yellow Brick Road is a familiar path for Dara Cameron, who first played Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz” when she attended Naperville Central High School. Cameron, who has since played that role in four professional “Wizard” productions, is hanging around Oakbrook Terrace these days with the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion and the Tin Man. That’s because she stars in Drury Lane Theatre’s Theatre for Young Adults’ one-hour version of the beloved musical, running April 25 to June 16 at 100 Drury Lane.
Cameron described Dorothy as “your quintessential dreamer. She dreams about what she thinks would be a better place for herself. She manifests that childhood wish that our lives could be different in one way or another.
“The reason I think the story is so meaningful for so many people,” Cameron concluded, “is because the lesson she learns is one that we all learn at one point or another—there is no place like home.”
Tickets are $12.
For details, call (630) 530-0111 or visit www.drurylaneoakbrook.com.
Stories, games and activities will quack up your 2- to 4-year-old during 5 Little Ducks from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 23, at Burr Ridge Community Center, 15 W 400 Harvester Drive. Parents must attend. The cost is $15 for residents, $18 for nonresidents; the fee includes a snack. Register in advance.
For details, call (630) 920-1969 or visit brparks.org.
In the beginning
Toddlers, ages 18 to 36 months with an adult, will learn about the baby animals living at the Morton Arboretum during A Nest Full of Eggs from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 25, or Saturday, May 5, at Interstate 88 and Illinois 53, Lisle. There will be games, singing and searching for animal homes. The cost is $22 per child, $15 for members.
For details, call (630) 719-2468 or visit mortonarb.org.
Teaching kids to take care of the Earth is the purpose of a special storytime at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Oak Brook Barnes and Noble, 297 Oakbrook Center. Kids will hear the book Michael Recycle by Ellie Bethel and receive Earth Day stickers.
For details, call (630) 684-0586 or visit barnesandnoble.com.
A penny saved
Kindergartners through second-graders will learn the value of saving during Piggy Bank Pageant: Money Smart Storytime & Craft from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at the Hinsdale Public Library, 20 E. Maple St. They will hear the story of Little Red Hen, work in a “bakery” and make piggy banks. Registration is required.
For details, call (630) 986-1976 or visit hinsdalelibrary.info.