Bogovich Dance Company of Marlborough presents The Wizard of Oz at the Claremont Opera House on Saturday, January 19 at 6 pm.
Every year Tamara Sheppard, owner of Bogovich Dance Company, goes to costumer, Linda Shepard, with amazing ideas to do. This year Tamara wanted a large poppy dress that would take up the whole stage. She wanted to blow up the poppy scene really big. At their performance in Keene recently you could hear the audience’s exclamations of “oohs, Aaah’s, and Wow’s. After the show big, bright eyes asked Linda, “How did you make it?? Linda says, “Other than the fact that she had to move all the furniture out of her living room and used thirty yards of fabric to construct it and was encased in the center of bright red for weeks, she knew they’d never understand. She also put her special touches on the Lion and his mane, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, Dorothy and her ruby slippers, Oz, Glenda’s crown, the poppy dress and hat, eleven other poppy hats around her, Mayor Munchkin, soldier, and parts of the monkeys, tornadoes, and their masks and the rainbow scene. With the help of Marissa Thurston and Meaghan Blanchard pulling up the reins they were able to get it all done.