Playhouse on the Square offers up family fun for the New Year with a performance of the children's classic The Wizard of Oz. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. and features doors prizes, including Wizard of Oz CDs and books and a raffle for tickets to future Playhouse events. After the performance, there are activities such as "Pin the Heart on the Tin Man" and an "Enchanted Forest Apple Toss." Face-painting, balloon animals, and temporary tattoos should make for some colorful photo ops. There also is food from Outback Steakhouse, Camy's, Bayou Bar & Grill, Silky Sullivan's, soda for the kiddies, and champagne for the grown folks. At 9:30 p.m., you can ring in an early New Year, drop the younglings off with a babysitter, and be back on the town in time for the real deal. It's $35 for adults and $20 for children, with all proceeds benefiting the Theatre for Youth program.
The wizard of oz, playhouse on the square, 6 p.m. saturday, december 31st, $20-$35