More than 60 local youth will take the stage this weekend, along with professional actors from Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre, to perform the company’s version of the classic American tale, “The Wizard of Oz.”

Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9, and 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Northfield Middle School Auditorium.

See L. Frank Baum’s story re-imagined and set in contemporary America, before the tornado takes Dorothy on her journey. The performance features original music and script by Daniel Nordquist. Prairie Fire actors Lauren Longyear and Jeremy Day will play the roles of the Wicked Witch of the West and the Scarecrow, as well as providing direction. Set and costumes were designed by Deborah Pick.

Tickets will be available at the door before both shows at $5 for adults and $3 for students (K–12 grade) and seniors. Entrance is free for children younger than kindergarten age.

Visit Community Services or call 507.664.3649 for more information. The Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre residency was sponsored by Northfield Public Schools Community Services.