The Wizards of Oakwood Drive
written and directed by TOM SALAMON
commissioned by the LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE
ABOUT THE SHOW
One-Act Play | Rated 4+ | presented Via ZOOM
NEW & FINAL DATES ADDED
A PLAY - FOR KIDS ONLY!
The Wizards of Oakwood Drive is a “kids-only” experience. It is designed for young audiences aged 6 – 12. Parents, guardians and/or caregivers are welcome to view the show as their child participates, but no adults without children will be admitted to the performance. One ticket per household. Although more than one child can participate, the experience is designed for one child at a time.
LIVE AND INTERACTIVE — PART TREASURE HUNT, PART IMMERSIVE THEATRE!
With the continued effects of COVID-19, we have made the decision to continue to present our season in an online format. All tickets purchased have been converted to VIEWING CODES. A viewing code for each ticket purchased will be sent to all patrons at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled viewing.
ABOUT THE SHOW
The Wizards Of Oakwood Drive is a live, interactive, online performance for young audiences taking place on Zoom.
Two sibling wizards perform spells in a winner-take-all contest, and with a little help from parents in advance of the show, magic will happen in your own home. A short list of items and simple instructions on where to place them will set the stage for the sorcery, and during the performance, the battling wizards perform magic that sends kids on a treasure hunt. The panel of kid judges then votes to determine—once and for all—who the best wizard is on Oakwood Drive!
All you need is a wifi connection and a few household items to make the wizardry happen.
Parents, you are accomplices to the sorcery in The Wizards of Oakwood Drive! After purchasing your ticket, you’ll be provided with simple instructions on how to set up your home to bring this magical adventure to life. It takes around 20 minutes and should be arranged just prior to the performance. And remember…shhhhhh.
ITEMS NEEDED FOR THE SHOW : LIST FOR PARENTS' EYES ONLY
A desktop or laptop is ideal, but iPads and tablets will work as well.
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“Breezy and funny, with humour both children and adults will enjoy”
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(presented in Mountain Time)
March 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28
11am, 12:30p, 2pm & 3:30pm
presented ONLINE via ZOOM
one-act play, approx. 55 minutes
$32 per viewing code
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Storytelling, imagination, creativity, family, friends
THEMES & TALKING POINTS:
Friendly competition, friendship, imagination, magic, teamwork
“Absolutely enchanting! Enchantment is possible even indoors…a lockdown is no bar to adventure. Which is a really nice reminder of what theater can do, even remotely.”
— THE NEW YORK TIMES
“Breezy and funny, with humor both children and adults will enjoy. An ambitious production that pushed the envelope of what’s possible in the virtual format.”
— THE SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE
MEET THE CREATOR
Tom Salamon began his career as a writer and director in 2005 with Accomplice: New York, which is widely regarded as a pioneering and influential work in the early days of immersive theater. In the years since he has written and directed work in New York City, London, Los Angeles and San Diego, been produced by Tony Award-winning theaters, including at La Jolla Playhouse, where his Accomplice: San Diego and The Grift enjoyed sold-out, extended runs, and co-produced shows with Tony Award-winners Neil Patrick Harris and the Menier Chocolate Factory.
In 2016, Tom Salamon co-wrote and directed Goosebumps: Alive in London, based on RL Stine’s best-selling children’s books and co-written with Gabriel Greene, La Jolla Playhouse Director of Play Development. In 2019, he wrote and directed immersive experiences at San Diego Comic-Con for Amazon Prime Video’s The Boys, Carnival Row, and The Expanse, and in Los Angeles for Netflix’s The Witcher. He has also developed immersive experiences for Walt Disney Imagineering for use inside the parks, on tour, and on cruise lines, and created and directed tailor-made events for such companies as Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures, Google, American Express, Hewlett Packard, among many others. His shows have been attended by over 350,000 and now, maybe, your kid. www.TomSalamon.com