This year marks the 59th (whoa!) year of the Summer Musical put on by Zilker Theatre Productions. Every year, ZTP picks a musical to perform for Austin residents throughout the summer months July and August. This year, it was none other than the classic, The Wizard of Oz, and boy was it magical!
Our team members had the opportunity to attend this year’s production on The Hillside. Despite the measly 105 degree weather, the hillside was packed with families and theatre lovers alike to catch this year’s production.
As soon as the show began, it sure didn’t feel like we were in Texas anymore. We followed Dorothy and friends down the yellow brick road all the way to Oz and loved every bit of it.
If you haven’t had the chance to see the show yet, it continues on until August 12th. It is the perfect, true to Austin, night out with the family activity! The play runs Thursday- Sunday, once the sun begins to set around 8:15PM.
You definitely want to get there early so that you can nab a good spot on the hillside. We recommend bringing an ice chest full of water to stay hydrated and blankets to sit on. You might want to consider sunscreen and bug spray as well, depending on what time you arrive and how “bug bite prone” you are. You can sit in chairs, as long as they are the low-to-the-ground ones so that guests can see over you. If you don’t have one of the low chairs, rest assured, ZTP has some up for rent at the show!
We were, and are, honored to sponsor Zilker Theatre Productions so that they can continue putting on magical shows for Austin residents and their friends and family.