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Photo right: The Tin Man is discovered by the Scarecrow and Dorothy in the Haunted Forest. (Left to right) Jordan Wallace of Nashville (Tin Man), John Edmundson of Lewisburg (Scarecrow) and Teriney Crawford of Columbia (Dorothy).

Performances to be Held at the Williamson County Campus on April 15 and 16

(Franklin, Tenn. - April 4, 2011) - - - Columbia State Community College's Commercial Entertainment Department will present the Broadway Musical "The Wiz" on Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Williamson County Campus. The Wiz is an exciting musical based on Frank Baum's Wizard of Oz, with a rock musical score and updated characters. Winner of seven Tony awards, including "Best Musical" and "Best Score," The Wiz is great entertainment for the whole family.

Friday, April 15 performance tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children 10 years and under. The show begins at 7:30 p.m., with Lobby doors opening at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets for the Dessert Theater performance on Saturday, April 16 are $12 for adults and $8 for children 10 years and under. The show begins at 7:30 p.m., with Lobby doors opening at 6 p.m. and serving beginning at 7 p.m. Advanced ticket purchase is recommended due to limited table seating.

Dorothy, Glinda and the Scarecrow perform the musical selection "If You Believe." (Left to right) Teriney Crawford of Columbia (Dorothy), Courtney Pierchoski of Franklin (Glinda) and John Edmundson of Lewisburg (Scarecrow).

"Our show has an excellent cast," said Cathy Hudnall, Program Director and Assistant Professor of Commercial Entertainment at Columbia State. "This quality musical will feature our best singers, dancers, and actors along with a top notch professional band. I can't wait!"

There will be games for children to play in the lobby, including a trip along the yellow brick road. Children can dress up as their favorite Wizard of Oz character and have their pictures taken with the cast after the show. Parents, grandparents, friends and families are encouraged to bring their cameras.

Advanced purchase of tickets is recommended, especially for the Dessert Theater performance, featuring Freddie Smith's Gourmet Desserts.

"The dessert theater gives audiences a more elaborate atmosphere-it's very entertaining and the desserts are divine," said Hudnall. "Guests attending the dessert theater will get a great show, choice of dessert and a beverage."

To purchase tickets or for more information call (615) 790-4400. Columbia State's Williamson County Campus is located at 104 Claude Yates Drive in Franklin, next to Franklin High School on Hillsboro Road.

Columbia State is a two-year college, serving a nine-county area in southern Middle Tennessee with locations in Columbia, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg and Clifton. The Williamson County Campus has served Williamson County residents for more than 30 years, and currently serves more than 1,400 students in the various program areas of Nursing, EMT/Paramedic, Business Technology, Commercial Entertainment, and more. For more information, please visit www.columbiastate.edu.