The Wizard of OzDue to the Hayden Pass Fire Emergency, (the USFS is using the Salida High School as the staging center for all the fire fighters) we have had to change the dates for the CALLIOPE! production of THE WIZARD OF OZ. It will now be, Wednesday, August 3, at 7:00 and Thursday, August 4, at 3:00 at the Salida High School Auditorium.
Tickets on sale at the door, the Salida Chamber of Commerce, The Little Red Hen Bakery, 3rd & G; and Sacred Grounds, Hyw. 50 between G & H; adults $15.00, under 18 $3.00.
Produced by CALLIOPE!, with CALLIPE kids and many talented adults. A MUST SEE!!!!
CALLIOPE!CALLIOPE! was started in 1999 in cooperation with the Salida Steamplant Theater, to create a musical theater project for children. Children in this area get very little exposure to the performing arts. CALLIOPE is filling this void through active participation & school performances.
There are no theater courses in area schools, there are drama clubs in the Salida High School & the Buena Vista High School. There is music in all the schools at the elementary level. At the middle school music is offered every third semester & at the high school, music is an elective. None of the schools in the area offer dance in any form. Over the past 12 years, we have added a costume workshop, a set/props workshop & instruction in stage lighting. In 2003, we received our own 501(c)(3).
Our goal is, & always will be, to provide high quality musical theater experiences to the youth in this area. To accomplish this we, of course have secondary goals - raise money, increase audience size, help other organizations whenever possible & keep our organization going strong
CALLIOPE currently has three main programs:
- The CALLIOPE! workshops & performance in the summer
- A winter musical comedy production, junior version
- Calliope Education Fund to help youngsters that want to continue their education in the performing arts.
We also have an extensive At-Risk program that goes through out the year.
Information about out Upcoming Shows can be found here.