This Saturday, May 23, fans can experience a new kind of Oz event from the safety of home. Yaymaker Events invited film critic and Oz historian Ryan Jay to interview Oz celebrities in the first-ever virtual Oz convention. He soon assembled a star-studded cast to take fans behind the stage, screen, and page of some of his favorite Oz projects:
Todrick Hall (Straight Outta Oz)
Gregory Maguire (Author, Wicked)
Danielle Paige (Author, Dorothy Must Die)
Rob Paulsen (Voice of the Tin Man in Tom & Jerry The Wizard of Oz and Back to Oz)
Emma Ridley (Ozma, Disney’s Return to Oz)
Kari Wahlgren (Voice of Dorothy/Queen Ozma, Boomerang’s Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz)
Shanice Williams (Dorothy, NBC’s The Wiz Live)
Join the fun Saturday May 23 at 7 p.m. central daylight time for this live event.
100% of the $10 tickets benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS with relief to those suffering from COVID-19. Tickets available now at https://bit.ly/35TRkCR
Ryan, a life-long Oz fan, is well-known in the Oz community for his red-carpet and on-screen interviews with current Oz celebrities. A member of the board of directors for the International Wizard of Oz Club and chairman of the Club’s Planning Committee, he began attending Oz conventions before he was old enough to drive. Today he presents and hosts Oz events around the country.