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Wizard of Oz (1939)<h4> Summer Classics</h4>

While not initially a major financial success due to its large budget, The Wizard of Oz was a critical and cultural sensation when released in 1939 (losing the Best Picture Oscar to similarly-popular Gone with the Wind). Its multi-generational nostalgia solidified with its annual holiday telecasts, first on CBS and later NBC, where Dorothy (Judy Garland) became iconic and her journey well-known: a tornado hits her native Kansas and sends her and her little dog, too, to Oz. Once there, she befriends a brainless Scarecrow (Ray Bolger), a heartless Tin Man (Jack Haley), and a spineless Lion (Bert Lahr). The four follow the yellow brick road to meet the eponymous Wizard while battling the Wicked Witch of the West (née Elphaba).

Free for Notre Dame Students.

Co-presented with La Casa de Amistad and the South Bend Civic Theatre, which will be performing the stage version July 14–30.

Sponsored by the Meg and John P. Brogan Endowment for Classic Cinema.

Wed 7/5/17 7:00PM Browning Cinema

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial <h4>Summer Classics</h4>

Often credited with creating the summer blockbuster when he released Jaws, Stephen Spielberg’s largest hit came seven years later (and six years before Mac and Me) with this coming-of-age tale. Stuck on Earth, a docile alien is found and befriended by a lonely young boy named Elliott (Henry Thomas). E.T., as the alien is later named, returns to the suburbs where Elliott and his siblings, including his sister (Drew Barrymore), try to keep E.T. under wraps. Soon, however, governmental forces learn of the alien, creating a dire situation for both Elliott and E.T.

Sponsored by the Meg and John P. Brogan Endowment for Classic Cinema. Co-presented by La Casa de Amistad.

Wed 8/2/17 7:00PM Browning Cinema

The Okee Dokee Brothers <h4>Presenting Series</h4>

From rivers to the mountains, bears to bugs, parents and children alike will gain a new appreciation of the outdoors after an hour with Grammy-winners Joe Mailander, Justin Lansing, and their engaging and lighthearted band.

Family friendly. All ages are welcome. 60 minutes/no intermission/best for ages 4–8.

Sat 11/11/17 11:00AM Leighton Concert Hall

Dragons Love Tacos & Other Stories<h4>Presenting Series</h4>

Dragons love all sorts of tacos—except spicy ones. When a boy throws his new dragon friends a spicy salsa taco party, fiery hijinks ensue! Theatreworks USA’s newest musical revue also features beloved contemporary children’s books such as Interrupting Chicken, The Dot, Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride, and Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: School Days.

60 minutes, no intermission. Best for ages 6–11. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be available at the 2 p.m. performance.

Sat 2/10/18 11:00AM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 2/10/18 2:00PM Patricia George Decio Theatre